Whose points of views and values, along with perspectives are illustrated in this story? 

  1. Find out more about MORDI and their work to develop livelihoods and skills for resilience in the face of disasters like cyclones.

  2. Give some examples of how community members are building resilience and preparedness to disaster risk?

  3. What are some of the challenges locals face in recovering after a disaster?

  4. What do locals say about issues they are facing?  How are they working to participate and solve these?

  5. Why do you think it is it important to involve women and girls in the skills training?

  6. Why is their voice important?

  7. Which other social groups need to be heard when making plans for disaster preparedness?

  8. What do you think makes MORDI successful in the work it does?

  9. Can you find some examples of other Tongan organisations helping to empower women and youth and marginalised groups?

  10. What do you think are the advantages of learning and maintaining traditional farming practices?

  11. What are the advantages of modern farming practices?

  12. What are the advantages of technology in farming?

  13. Why is consultation with the community important before doing any skills training?

  14. What are the types of cultural differences that you should think about before working in a new community?

  15. What are the effects of climate change in Tonga?

  16. How does climate change affect food security?

  17. Why are people from small island states particularly affected by climate change?

  18. How can wealthier countries help make small island states more resilient to climate change?


Tonga Question Sheet