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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…  


My journey to bring global attention to climate change and marine degradation issues in Timor-Leste

A few months ago, I was selected to participate in the Peace Boat Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Programme which involved joining youth leaders from other Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Caribbean…  


"Leaders in Timor-Leste must maximise investment in education"

His Exellency the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste and members of the government, his Exellency the UN Resident Coordinator in Timor-Leste and his staff, both national and international, my special…  

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