Stat of the week: In Tonga, 19% of women (15-49) have suffered physical violence by their partner at least once in their lifetime (2019)

In Tonga, 19% of women (15-49) have suffered physical violence by their partner at least once in their lifetime (2019). This is one of the lowest reported rates in the Pacific.   25th of November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence…

Tonga Constitution Day

7th Meeting of Oceania Regional Seismic Network (ORSNET), and 7th Session of the PTWS Working Group 2: Task team Seismic Data Sharing in the Southwest Pacific

The 7th Annual Meeting of Oceania Regional Seismic Network (ORSNET) meet this week in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, to discuss the regional seismic network and how it can be further strengthened to improve early warning and preparedness. The Pacific Island…

Nature-based solutions shared through organic farming exchange

Representatives from Fiji, Nauru, Tonga and Solomon Islands that are members of the Pacific Organic Learning Farms Network (POLFN) have shared experiences with their Pacific French speaking counterparts in an exchange that covered best practices in the…

Soil for Livelihoods: Meet Dr. Uta Stockmann, lead on soil sampling in response to the 2022 Tonga volcano eruption

Meet Dr Uta Stockmann, Team Leader Proximal Sensing, at the Commonwealth

Soil scientists dig for answers after catastrophic Tonga volcano eruption

Photo: Soil scientist survey after eruption   A group of soil scientists have embarked on a quest to determine the impact of the  volcanic ash fall and tsunami caused by the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption that occurred near Tonga in January…

Tonga looks to strengthen its impact-based forecasting capabilities

Photo: The staff of the Tonga Meteorological Services together with the expert team from SPC, NIWA and the GeoOcean-UC team during the photo session of this training at the Observatory Site, Tonga MET Office, Fua’amotu.  

Pacific experts helping to drive global sustainable energy solutions and certifications for small Islands and Territories

The global economic crisis has seen inflation take a toll on key sectors across the Pacific, and the regions energy sector has been one of the hardest hit. The case for reducing reliance on imported fossil fuels and transitioning towards sustainable…

'Positive Sei’ bringing hope to homes on the airwaves

Tonga was still picking up the pieces after the Hunga volcanic eruption and tsunami waves when the pandemic reached its shores. The volcano’s ashfall had damaged roads, polluted water and destroyed crops. The tsunami waves battered homes and strewn…

Mapping our Pacific Geospatial Future

Imagine a world without maps. It’s hard to do. Humans are born map-makers, instinctively looking for landmarks, making sense of patterns, and forming connections when we venture beyond our known environment.
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