About us

Background of CSFT

The Civil Society Forum of Tonga (CSFT) was established in 2001 to address and coordinates the needs and collective roles of Civil Society Organisations (CSO’s), and to better serve their communities.

The Government of Tonga has recognized the potential of CSFT in taking the lead role for involvement of Non-Government Organisations on Political, Social and Economic activities that lead to sustainable development economic growth and income generation.

CSFT is equipped with the necessary professional and expertise to guarantee success and prosperity, and to ensure achievement by objectives


To provide strong leadership to develop an effective Civil Society Sectors in Tonga

Mission Statement

The Civil Society Forum of Tonga (CSFT) is committed to create 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.


National Leadership Codes

  1. Live a Godly Life
  2. Love
  3. Integrity/Honesty
  4. Respect
  5. Committment/Loyalty
  6. Reciprocal Relationship/Inter-dependent Relationship
  7. Equity
  8. Patience
  9. Accountability
  10. Transparency
  11. Trustworthy
  12. Visionary
  13. Humility
  14. Healthy


  1. Strengthen CSO Sectors
  2. Capacity Building Development
  3. Enhance Communication and Information Sharing
  4. Strengthen Key Relationships to Advocate for Common Voice
  5. Development of Legal Framework
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