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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…  


Oé-Cusse women: protectors of Atoni cultural heritage

The hands of the Atoni women in Oé-Cusse tell the story of an entire region that, despite having been subject to numerous external influences throughout their history, have managed to keep alive a…  


"Youth organisations should be seen as models for youth leadership"

"As a young Timorese, who represent the voice of youth in various opportunities, I am honored to sit in this great panel discussion. I personally appreciate the work of the United Nations Agencies,…  

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