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May 14, 2015

Dili, May 14, 2015–The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a new water and sanitation project in Timor-Leste. The Improving Community Resilience in Oecusse Project will assist 25 communities in 13 villages in the Municipality to have better access to clean, safe water, improve sanitation and hygiene practices, and strengthen community organizations to operate and maintain water and sanitation facilities. World Neighbors, an international non-governmental organization with experience in Oecusse, will conduct the three-year project.

The Municipality of Oecusse suffers from low farm productivity, a lack of clean water, and geographic isolation from the rest of the country. Like other upland areas in Timor-Leste, the ecology is fragile, and slash-and-burn agriculture makes the lack of water resources worse. The shortage of clean water sources and poor sanitation and hygiene practices in this area lead to health problems, particularly for the elderly and children.

April 6, 2015

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded its new agriculture project in Timor-Leste. Recognizing the tremendous potential of rural communities as high quality fruit and vegetable producers, USAID welcomes Cardno Emerging Markets and its partners HIAM Health, The Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture/Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and SSG Advisors as the implementers for USAID's Avansa Agrikultura (Advancing Agriculture) Project.

Trainers Photo
February 10, 2015

Yesterday, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) partnered with the Coral Triangle Center (CTC) in Bali and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) International Marine Protected Area Capacity Building Program to launch a six-day training workshop for officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) to improve the protection of the country’s coastal and marine resources.

ICS Training
February 10, 2015

On February 9, 2015, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Forest Service (USFS), began a six-day training course for Timor-Leste government officials on the Incident Command System (ICS).

YEPS Comic Books Launched
January 28, 2015

January 28th 2015 The President of the Republic of Timor-Leste, Taur Matan Ruak, and the Ambassador of the United States of America to Timor-Leste, Karen Stanton, officially opened the Fourth National Youth Forum today at the Palacio do Nobre, Lahane.

November 24, 2014

Following its successful launch last week in Ermera, today USAID’s Ba Distrito project launched in Liquica. The project, which is generously supported by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is working to strengthen local governance and improve access to justice.


Last updated: June 18, 2015

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