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National Liaison Unit for Tonga

Country : Tonga
Current Time in Tonga:
NLU Name: Civil Society Forum of Tonga - CSFT
Contact Details: Ms ‘Emeline Siale 'Ilolahia
Physical Address:

Groundfloor New City Building
Corner Mateialona & Taufa’ahau Road
Nuku’alofa – TONGA

Postal Address: P. O. Box 644, Nukualofa, Tonga
Telephone: (676) 28 282
Mobile: (676) 775 4023
Fax: (676) 26 488
Email: csft@piango.net
Web: www.civilsocietytonga.org
Organisational Structure:

Board Members:
1. Chairman of the Board – Mr. Siotame Drew Havea (Representative from Tonga National Youth Congress)
2. Rev. Siketi Tonga – Tonga Council of Churches
3. Mr. Sione Taumoefolau – Tonga Red Cross Society
4. Mr. Saia Vaihola – Seven Days Adventist Education System
5. Mrs. ‘Ana Kavaefiafi – Tonga Nurses Association
6. Mr. Siale ‘Ataongo Puloka – Tonga Family Health Association
7. Mr. Finau Tutone – Friendly Island Teachers Association

Number of Members: 46 members
Current Projects: Tonga National Leadership Forum Secretariat – Mr. Manitasi Leger
Global Environment Facility Fund/Small Grant Programme - Vacant
Vision: A Leadership Partner – to provide strong leadership to develop an effective Civil Society Sector in Tonga
Mission Statement: The Civil Society Forum of Tonga (CSFT) is committed to creating a conducive environment for all Civil Society Organisations development through open dialogue, equal participation, partnership, collective decision making and consensus building. CSFT will continue to empower Civil Society Organisations by providing opportunities for capacity building and leadership development.
Values: Equity and equality
Responsiveness
Transparency
Community Based, sensitivity, respect
Resilience and safety
Justice, fairness, and empowerment
Interaction, collaboration, and consensus
Goal Orientation and perseverance
Goals: 1. Strengthening CSO Sector
2. Capacity Building and Institutional Development
3. Enhance Communication and Information Sharing
4. Strengthening Key Relations to Advocate for Common Voice
5. Development of Legal Framework
Staff Positioning: Executive Director - Ms. ‘Emeline Siale ‘Ilolahia
Training – Ms. ‘Emele Petelo Latu
Admin/Finance – Ms. Kalesita Mafi Havili Puloka
Communication – Mr. ‘Anitelu Toe’api
Secretary/Reception – Ms. ‘Alisi Takau
Programme Manager - Vacant
Country Information:Wikipedia - Tonga
   
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