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Charge d’Affaires Ambassador United States Steven McGann with Acting USAID Mission Director Melissa Francis and Chief of Party o
August 17, 2014

Dili, 14 August 2014 – On Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM, the U.S. Charge d’Affairs to Timor-Leste Ambassador McGann and USAID Acting Mission Director Melissa Francis held a reception at the U.S Embassy to introduce the 2014 Timor-Leste Hillary Clinton Scholars. Seven high school graduates from across Timor-Leste won the second round of scholarships. This five-year program enables Timorese students to pursue higher education in the U.S.

USAID’s Timor-Leste Hillary Clinton Scholarship Program supports the country’s human resource development priorities in strengthening the country's base of skilled technical professionals. The program focuses on study areas that support the goals of the Strategic Development Plan (2011-2030) to “develop core infrastructure, human resources, and the strength of our society and to encourage the growth of private-sector jobs in strategic industry sectors.” In line with the country’s priorities, the 2014 Hillary Clinton Scholars will pursue two-year associate’s degrees in accounting, agriculture, and food science and technology.

Exchange of agreement between USAID/Timor-Leste Mission Director and the GoTL Vice Minister of Finance
April 28, 2014

The Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) signed a five-year Development Assistance Agreement with the United States Government, through its  U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID),  in a ceremony today at the  Ministry of Finance.  This took place as USAID aligns its five-year Country Development Cooperation Strategy (2013-2018) with the Government of Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan, to accelerate the development of the Nation and its People.

Karau Dikur  ba Dame (‘Buffalo Horn for Peace’) radio drama series
March 14, 2014

On March 14, 2014 Youth Engagement to Promote Stability (YEPS), implemented by Search for Common Ground (SFCG), managed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and funded through the U.S. State Departments Security and Stabilization Program, will celebrate the launch of second cycle of the Radio Drama series ,  Karau Dikur  ba Dame (‘Buffalo Horn for Peace’).

February 12, 2014

USAID's community-oriented policing project HAKOHAK now reaches eight districts in Timor-Leste, twice as many districts as last year. The project expansion has just finished with a special ceremony in Ainaro District at the end of January. As in the other focus districts, the project team and the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) coordinate with district and community leaders to inaugurate the District Steering Committee and establish 10 new Community Police Councils (CPCs) to link communities with the police to reduce crime and conflict.

February 6, 2014

At a special ceremony today, Timor-Leste Vice Prime Minister Fernando "La Sama" de Araujo joined U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires Scott Ticknor and newly arrived USAID Director John Seong to launch USAID's new Ba Distrito project. Ba Distrito means "To the Districts" in Tetun and the project will work closely with local government, NGOs, and communities to help improve local governance and expand access to justice over the next four years.

October 8, 2013

Timor-Leste Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013 – 2018

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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