At a workshop held on 22 June 2017, seven local NGOs presented their progress on watershed management (protecting regions drained by rivers) and complementary soil bioengineering interventions (such as planting) implemented in Liquiça Municipality, Ermera and Baucau Municipal Authorities from January-June 2017.
A delegation comprised of representatives from the Government of Timor-Leste and UNDP visited Lao PDR on February 6-10, 2017 to exchange experiences on the planning and implementation of climate resilient rural infrastructure.
In accordance with paragraph 13 of the Paris Agreement (Decision 1/CP.21) which invites all Parties that have not yet submitted their INDCs to submit it to the UNFCCC secretariat before COP22, the Government of Timor-Leste hereby has finalized and approved it’s INDC prior to the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) in Marakesh, Morocco in November 2016.
On 12 January, ‘Improved Cookstoves (ICS) Sharing and Learning Workshop’ funded by UNDP was held at Fundasaun Oriente in Dili. The workshop was organized by Mercy Corps, implementing partner of UNDP-GEF supported Biomass Project.
The Building Shoreline Resilience of Timor-Leste to Protect Local Communities and Their Livelihoods (Coastal Resilience) project is designed to strengthen resilience of coastal communities through the introduction of nature-based restoration approaches to coastal ecosystem, mainly mangroves.
Dili, 16-18 November, 2016 – The United Nations Development Programmes (UNDP) in partnership with the Office of the Prime Minister organised a three-day Social Business Camp for Timorese youth. The aim is to encourage and equip participants with skills and confidence to start their own business.
Key stakeholders representing all segments of Timor-Leste’s coffee industry have come together to form the first professional coffee trade association in the producing origin’s two hundred-year history. The Timor-Leste Coffee Association (Assosiasaun Café Timor-Leste – ACTL – in Tetun) will be formally registered this year with the vision of becoming a voluntary association of members, working together for the Timor-Leste coffee industry in order to increase the volume, and improve the value of coffees sold for export and domestic consumption.
The Timor-Leste National Human Development Report (NHDR) project is looking for highly qualified and experienced authors to write a series of four Technical Background Papers which are expected to contribute to the Chapters of the National Report.