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Vulnerable communities call for resilient recovery

Ms. Rosa Salsinia Decosta, who lives in Tarabula (Maulau), a small village in Maubisse, Ainaro Municipality, says that in her 70 years of life she never saw so much rain and for so long as in the…  


Mapping Community Solutions After Flooding

Dili looked sunny and brighter on the morning I drove around to see the impact of floods caused by the torrential rain that happened during Easter week. Some major roads that were flooded had already…  


The Learning Network Effect: Gamification to counter COVID-19 Misinformation

To reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has gone into isolation -- bringing major changes to our daily lives and a new appetite for digitalization. Mandated lockdowns and social…  


Circular-economy provides support in Timor Leste

The Accelerator Lab team has supported a pioneering initiative to distribute food to vulnerable communities during the Covid-19 pandemic  


Youth turn to technology in Timor-Leste’s fight against Covid-19

Like most Timorese, staff and trainees at the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) youth entrepreneurship hub Knua Juventude Fila Liman (KJFL) have halted most face to face operations to…  


COVID-19 in Timor-Leste: Opportunities among the challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced rapid adaptation to unprecedented social, economic and health conditions. As elsewhere, in Timor-Leste novel responses, including advanced data tracking and resource…  


Rethinking Building Construction in an Era of Climate Crises

Timor-Leste is the 9th country most vulnerable to climate change. Annually, the country experience climate induced disasters particularly landslides, soil-erosion, strong-winds, floods, and drought.…  


Job creation in Timor-Leste: it begins with food, shelter and culture

When four out of five young people in a country are unemployed, and over 70% of the population are under the age of 35, you have to get creative, fast.  


The Human Development Index: a key tool for improving understanding of development challenges in Timor-Leste

As someone who has a keen interest in statistics, I was excited this week at the launch of the Human Development Indices and Indicators: 2018 Statistical Update. Released by the UNDP Human Development…  


Oé-Cusse women: reinventing the art of tais weaving

It has been more than 40 years since the first time that Juliana Tebi's hands worked a loom. Her mother, aunts and grandmother were responsible for teaching her how interweave the threads placed…  

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