Support to the Department of Peace-Building and Social Cohesion

Project background

Timor-Leste’s long history of colonialism, occupation and internal strife has left it vulnerable to violent outbursts. Recognizing that peace-building and social cohesion would be a long-term process, the Government, with financial and technical support from UNDP, formally established the DPBSC in December 2010. This multi-faceted programme focuses on institutionalizing peace-building within the national government, strengthening conflict resolution mechanisms at the community level, and ensuring women’s active participation in the peace process. (Lee versaun Tetum iha ne'e)

Project activities

  • Support the Government’s ability to institutionalize conflict resolution mechanisms and procedures through the establishment of the DPBSC under the Ministry of Social Solidarity
  • Strengthen peace-building capacities and mechanisms at the community level
  • Enhance women’s participation in peace-building and strengthen their ability to influence policy
  • Peace and development analysis to ensure the development process in Timor-Leste is conflict sensitive
Project results
 
  • Output 1: Institutionalising peace-building mechanisms and procedures in the national government
  • Output 2: Strengthening conflict resolution capacity and mechanisms at the community level
  • Output 3: Enhancing women's participation and role in peace-building
  • Output 4: Conflict sensitive development

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