Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

bullet1 TONGA

bullet2 Tonga Trust

P.O Box 519





Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


The Tonga Trust is an indigenous, non-governmental development organization operating in the Kingdom. Its activities involve social, human, community and environmental development and training. Additional programmes have focused on eco-forestry, pesticide awareness, environmental education, community theatre, and sanitation.

A Brief History

Tonga Trust was established in 1979 and has been continuously involved in women`s development and health issues, including water supply and poverty alleviation.

Past Projects

* Tonga Forest Garden Scoping Study

* Lagoon on Watch

* Rural Water Supply - construction of ferrocement tanks for rainwater catchment

* Pesticides Awareness Project

* Village Women`s Development network to improve rural health, water supply, nutrition, sanitation

* Neiafu sanitation programme

* Awareness community theatre - focussing on environment, health, disasters and youth

* Ecoforestry