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United States Announces $1.5 Million in New Funding to Support Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 Response
December 9, 2021

Today, the United States—through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)—announced a $1.5 million grant to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the national COVID-19 response in Timor-Leste. The funding will support the continuation of essential maternal, newborn and child health services across the country, expand the COVID-19 vaccination campaign for eligible populations, improve infection prevention and control at a number of community health centers, and promote COVID-19 prevention behavior.

November 25, 2021

Prepared by USAID’s Tourism For All Project, the Climate Change and Tourism in Timor-Leste: The Time to Act Now report is a compendium of publications related to international good practice in responding to climate change. This report seeks to inform Timor-Leste tourism stakeholders of inherent challenges and risks that will emerge in the coming years and provides a variety of examples of adaptive and mitigatory measures that can be implemented by the Government of Timor-Leste in partnership with the private sector.

USAID/Timor-Leste Mission Director Zema Semunegus, center, observes as workers clean, count, and disinfect fish eggs at the tilapia hatchery in Leohitu.
November 23, 2021

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Zema Semunegus and New Zealand Deputy Head of Mission Olivia Philpott today met with fish farmers in Bobonaro municipality and visited the MoreDoc Unipessoal Lda public-private-partnership (PPP) tilapia hatchery in Leohitu to study its success and advance plans to scale aquaculture across Timor-Leste. 

November 17, 2021

USAID’s Tourism For All Project celebrated World Tourism Day 2021 with the second annual Turizmu Ba Ema Hotu Tourism Champions awards. USAID recognized 13 companies, individuals, and organizations for their exceptional contribution to tourism and to society. This year, organizers came up with three awards categories, reflecting the particular challenges the sector has faced in Timor-Leste: Tourism Champions, Solidarity Champions, and Climate Champions. Here are four of the many compelling stories.

November 17, 2021

Working in partnership, USAID, through the USAID’s Tourism For All Project, Heineken Timor S.A., Telkomcel and the Directorate General of Tourism have developed a new travel app: GoTimor. 

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Last updated: February 25, 2022

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