Supporting the Department of Peace-Building and Social Cohesion (DPBSC)

About the DPBSC project

 Head of UNDP’s Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit, Jose Marcelino Cabral Belo, talks to participants during a peace-building dialogue in Tasilin, Zumalai.
The head of UNDP’s Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit, Jose Marcelino Cabral Belo, talks to participants during a peace-building dialogue in Tasilin, Zumalai. Photo: Sandra Magno/UNDP TL

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 goals

  • 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

Finances



Donor Budget
UNDP
US$1.6 million
UN Women/EU US$211,646
Unfunded (as of November 2012) US$1.278 million 
Total budget US$3.090 million
Project overview
Status:
Active
Duration:
2010 – 2013
Location:
National
Partner:
National Directorate for Social Assistance, Ministry of Social Solidarity
Project officer:
masako.yokoyama@undp.org