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Starting a career from lockdown: The impact of COVID-19 on youth, education and employment in Timor-Leste

As one of the world’s youngest country’s the challenges faced by Timor-Leste’s youth during the COVID-19 pandemic weigh heavily on those faced by the nation as a whole.  


Leaving no one behind: Data reaffirms the challenges for Timor-Leste’s most vulnerable during COVID-19

The recently released second United Nations Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA-2) seeks to understand how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected different sectors of society in Timor-Leste –…  


General findings from the SEIA 2.0 and recommendations

There’s a common saying that every crisis is also an opportunity. In Timor-Leste, the COVID-19 pandemic, and its social ramifications created an opportunity for the government and its development…  


Taking stock: The impact of Covid-19 on Timor-Leste’s private sector

Fatima’s Café in Dili, the capital of tiny half-island nation of Timor-Leste, is one of a growing number of cafés meeting local consumer demand for one of the country’s most prominent industries –…  


Youth-led green initiative in Timor-Leste

Meet Kiosk Matenek (KM), the winning youth group from Timor-Leste Accelerator Lab’s Green Building Design Challenge 2020 who just harvested their first vegetables range from their hydroponic wall.…  


How human-centred data is helping make evidence-based decisions post-Easter Floods

In the aftermath of crises such as Tropical Cyclone Seroja, which caused significant damage across Timor-Leste over Easter weekend, Governments often need to make rapid decisions for recovery…  


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  

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