USAID’s Ba Distrito project launched a research report that showed that young people in Timor, who have yet to vote, have high intentions to participate in future elections.
The report, “New Voices: The Engagement of Young Timorese in the Political Process”, was launched at the National Elections Commission (CNE) office in Caicoli, and showed that young people who have never voted had plans to take part in future elections, but were disillusioned with national leaders because they make promises that aren’t kept.
USAID’s Avansa Agrikultura Project aims to encourage the sustainability of and ultimately the increased development of the horticulture value chain in Timor-Leste. However, sustainability can only be achieved if young people become actively involved in the agriculture sector. USAID’s Avansa Agrikultura Project is working to promote agriculture activities among young people living in Aileu, Ainaro, Bobonaro, Ermera and Dili. As part of this initiative USAID’s Avansa Agrikulura Project has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Office of the Secretary of State for Youth and Sports which solidifies the collaboration and cooperation, and highlights their strong shared interest, to work together on promoting the agriculture sector among youth.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Health launched USAID’s Reinforce Basic Health Services (Hakbi’it) Project at the Municipality Administration Office in Debos, Covalima. The event was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste Karen Stanton, Municipality Administrator José Pina Cardoso, and Vice Minister of Health Dr. Ana Isabel Soares.
USAID’s Avansa Agrikultura Project aims to accelerate sustainable economic growth in the agriculture sector. In doing so the project is launching an extra-curricular school nutrition garden program targeting junior high school students in their second year (11-15 years of age) in the municipalities of Aileu, Ainaro, Bobonaro, Ermera, and Dili.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded its new elections and parliamentary strengthening project in Timor-Leste on July 1, 2016. USAID welcomes its new partner of the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS), who will implement USAID’s Strengthening Inclusive Elections and Political Processes Project over the next three years (June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2019).
Last updated: January 10, 2017