Timor-Leste Program Updates

Last updated: July 13, 2020

July 7, 2020

The United States Agency for International Development in Timor-Leste is working hand in hand with the Government of Timor-Leste to help the country mitigate the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic in Timor-Leste.  The American people have generously donated $1.6 million in funds to the effort.  USAID is adapting existing programming where possible to help meet the challenge. 

May 31, 2020

To: All Interested Respondents/Parties: The USAID/Timor-Leste Local Works Program is designed to advance locally led development and enhance the Agency’s ability to empower local actors to take the lead in addressing the development challenges (https://www.usaid.gov/localworks). It will identify the priorities of Timorese youth and support youth in leading productive lives where their voices are heard. The Local Works program is currently designing a broad listening tour, which will include focus group and individual discussions with youth and other local stakeholders across the 13 districts of Timor-Leste. This Request for Information (RFI) seeks to identify local entities and individuals with capabilities needed to support the listening tour.

April 14, 2020

Timor-Leste youth face an uncertain future in the post-conflict country where more than half the population is under 30 and the unemployment rate for young people is nearly 10.5 percent, but four young Timorese artists are seeing a brighter horizon with help from USAID’s Tourism For All Project.

January 22, 2020

Timor-Leste’s profile on the world tourism stage got a little larger with the help of USAID’s Tourism For All Project, which recently worked with the Ministry of Tourism and the private sector to bring a group of three travel agents from Singapore for a visit to familiarize themselves with Timor. The five-day trip gave the agents a first-hand view of some of Timor-Leste’s charms as an international tourism destination, from the shores of scuba paradise Ataruo Island to Dili to the mountains of Maubisse.

January 16, 2020

Teaching and practicing conservation agriculture techniques is a large part of USAID’s Increasing Community Resilience in Oeccuse activity (ICRO), which focuses on helping communities preserve and protect community water sources. In turn, that increases community self-reliance. It’s an important part of the activity because of the scarcity of water and uncertainty of rains, even during the December-April rainy season.

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