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"The Knua Centre is the right place to create more young entrepreneurs like myself in Timor-Leste"

Silvia is a 26-year-old junior professional business trainer at the Knua Juventude Fila-Liman Centre. Silvia became a trainer in September 2017, shortly after the launch of the Knua Centre in August…  


"Through Knua I developed a business canvas for implementation"

'Ever since I was a little kid, I had to walk 7km to get rice and sugar. People in my community would spend 3-4 hours walking to the markets just to get a kg of rice or sugar,’ said Jomat, 24, an…  


Thousands of mangrove and tree seedlings planted in coastal areas

UNDP in close cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries through National Directorate for Forestry, Coffee and Industrial Plants has planted thousands of seedlings from different…  


Afforestation and agro-forestry protect community infrastructure and livelihoods from disasters

With UNDP support, 35,000 seedlings have been planted on 21 hectares of community land in Aileu and Ainaro municipalities, benefitting 17,717 people. In addition, 203,800 seeds balls have been…  


Aubeon Cooperative Diakilu improves livelihoods

The Aubeon Cooperative Diakliu has three community groups consisting of 57 members who are responsible for managing the restoration of over 580 ha of mangrove ecosystem in Manatuto municipality.  


Access to clean water transforms lives in Aileu and Manufahi

Access to clean water is a significant problem faced by communities living in rural areas. The Government has made significant efforts towards addressing this issue but it remains a major concern for…  


Local farmers use innovative Fukuoka method to cultivate land

Following UNDP training and support, local farmers in Aileu, Ermera, Ainaro and Manufahi municipalities are now able to apply the Fukuoka system to cultivate open forest land to protect community…  


Horticulture changes lives in Cova Lima

The community living in Suai Loro Suco in Cova Lima Municipality are smallholder farmers who are mostly dependent on seasonal paddy cultivation and fish farming.  


Female police officers obtain driving licenses after attending UNDP training

In September 2017 UNDP organized a gender driving training for National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) members based in Bacau, in cooperation with Bacau Municipality PNTL and police training centre in…  


Better road improves livelihood of Buruma people

Baucau, May 12, 2017 - The road rehabilitation project at Buruma village was officially commissioned by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of State Administration (MSA), the Ministry of Commerce,…  

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