Economic empowerment

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UNDP’s programmmes focus on alleviating poverty by building up a range of skills at both the national and local levels, insuring government partners, community groups and individuals possess the know-how to reduce poverty and build and maintain sustainable livelihoods.

Knua Juventude Fila-Liman (KJFL) is a one-stop centre for youth innovation and entrepreneurship, managed and sponsored by UNDP Timor-Leste. At the centre, youth can access information and be trained and empowered through activities to improve their employability and entrepreneurship skills, as well as promoting their voices and engagement in development. Rather than duplicate, the centre convenes public and private sector as well as development partners together to provide ongoing initiatives for the benefit of youth, while leveraging the power of technology to identify and design simple local and innovative solutions to address development issues and market needs. For example, we are working with Engineers without Borders and Feto Engeeneria to run innovation and design challenges, during which participants are tasked with creating innovative solutions within different topics.

Timor-Leste's 4th National Human Development Report (NHDR) is a collaborative project between the Government of Timor-Leste, UNDP and Flinders University, Australia. The report – to be finalized during the first half of 2018 - aims to provide guidance for timely and evidence based youth specific policies and investments to reap a demographic dividend in Timor-Leste. It will seek to promote public discussion around youth well-being and identifying socially inclusive and innovative ways to diversify the workplace. In addition, it will highlight the importance of promoting a vibrant and skillful youthful population that is not only physically and mentally healthy but also environmentally and socially aware and willing to participate in the development process of its nation.

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