'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…

Travelling along Tonga’s road to recovery

After a volcanic eruption, a tsunami and the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak, the people of Tonga are united in an effort to protect their communities and rebuild their island nation. However Pacific nations and organizations always rise…

In the aftermath of Tonga's Hunga volcano eruption: A PW Podcast

S04-E01: In the aftermath of Tonga's Hunga volcano eruption On Saturday 15 January 2022, the Hunga volcano erupted sending a plume of ash and volcanic gas 30 kilometers into the atmosphere and generating tsunami waves across the Pacific. The full impact…

Energy resilience and security in focus as Pacific recovers from another natural disaster

Energy resilience and security in focus as Pacific recovers from another natural disaster The Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami in the Kingdom of Tonga on 15 January 2022 is yet another serious reminder of the increasingly…

Global satellites to boost access to relevant data in the Pacific

​ Pacific Countries are committed to the development of a new Digital Earth Pacific Program that will allow the use of global satellite systems to better understand the changes to our environment and countries in the Pacific. The Pacific Community (SPC)…

Stat of the week: Proportion of Tongan females who own a mobile phone

The proportion of Tongan🇹🇴 females (aged 15 to 49 years) who own a mobile phone. This is only slightly lower than the level among Tongan males aged 15-49 years (88.3%).

Stat of the week: Proportion of victims who reported their victimisation to authorities in Tonga

35.8%: The proportion of female victims in Tonga, aged 15 to 49 years, who reported their victimisation to authorities (SDG indicator 16.3.1, sourced from the 2019 Tonga MICS) Explore more data:

Tropical Cyclone Harold provided invaluable data for future disaster response and planning

Good data is at the heart of planning for and responding to natural disasters in the Pacific. The region has invested heavily in tools to monitor changes in the environment, and be better prepared for the extreme conditions that can threaten Island…

State of the art Tonga tide gauge

With support from the Australian Government, the Tongan Government, and the Pacific Community (SPC), a tide gauge has been recording sea level and climate information in Tonga since January 1993. In 2018, 25 years later in its busy port location, the…

Contextual data of PILNA 2018 throws new light on Pacific education

The contextual data of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) 2018 was cause for excitement for education representatives at a workshop on PILNA 2018 data earlier this month.
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