Timor-Leste Program Updates

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Last updated: August 04, 2021

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.

October 24, 2019

It was midnight and Camelia de Jesus looked down to see her 9-month-old son struggling to breathe. “I was so nervous and desperate to see my baby, Pedro, in a frail condition,” she said.

August 12, 2019

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry on Friday launched the country’s first Marine Tourism Association to make Timor-Leste a world renowned destination for environmental tourism.