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Timor-Leste
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Caicoli Street, Dili, East Timor

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Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where Timor-Leste is listed as a partner or lead entity in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform
Barbados Declaration - Voluntary Commitment by Timor-Leste

1. By 2020 power generation 50% of energy would be produced by renewable energy. 2. By 2030 all families will have access to electricity 24 hours a day 3. By 2030 approximately all 100,000 families will have access to solar energy 4. By 2015 there will no household(family) in the capital city using firewood for cooking

Partners
Timor-Leste, in partnership with the Governments of Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom, and UNDP.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Better understand our offshore fishstocks

As a new country, Timor-Leste is still gathering data and assessing the natural resources. All research to date has focused on the inshore reefs and artisanel fisheries. The marine environment, especially the offshore zones, are yet to be fully explored. In order to develop sound management plans for fisheries, shipping, protection under climate change and biodiversity, and development, Timor-Leste needs to understand what resources it has, what the value of the resources is, and how those resources can be accessed in a sustainable way. Undertaking research for the south offshore fishing groun...[more]

Partners
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Environment Timor-Leste universities Conservation International Worldfish
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
By end of 2017 have an approved Oceans Policy

The National Oceans Policy is a new opportunity for the ocean vision in Timor-Leste to be implemented and to enable government, the private sector and communities to have a coordinated approach to future national ocean issues. The Policy has six objectives: 1. Working together; 2. National security and sovereignty over our oceans, including maintenance and protection of the rights of Timorese people to equitably use and manage their marine natural resources; 3. Our future: diverse blue economy based on the sea; 4. Strengthening our natural defense: protecting, restoring and maintaining of coas...[more]

Partners
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Environment PEMSEA Conservation International WorldFish
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Complete mapping of vunerable coastal areas

As a small island developing state, Timor-Leste has a small but vitally important coast line. Mapping the coastal blue carbon ecosystems of mangroves, tidal marshes, and seagrasses, will be important in identifying their value as globally significant carbon sink. Removing or impacting on those systems will greatly increase Timor-Lestes liability for increasing ocean acidification. These important ecosystems are also responsible for mitigating climate change impacts such as storm surges, and for providing the food security for up to 90% of Timorese people. Understanding those ecosystems and the...[more]

Partners
Timor-Leste universities Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Department of ALGIS
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Coral Triangle Initiative

The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF) is a multilateral partnership of six countries working together to sustain extraordinary marine and coastal resources by addressing crucial issues such as food security, climate change and marine biodiversity.There is broad scientific consensus that the Coral Triangle represents a global epicenter of marine life abundance and diversity. Spanning only 1.6% of the planet’s oceans, the Coral Triangle region is home to is home to the highest coral diversity in the world with 600 corals or 76% of the world’s known ...[more]

Partners
Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor Leste with USAID, Australia Government: Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, ADB, GEF, Conservation International, the Nature Conservancy, and the World Wide Fund for Nature
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Coral Triangle Support Partnership; Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Biodiversity Conservation

- Establishment of foundational scientific tools and provision of technical assistance to understand how these tools can be used. The foundational scientific tools include satellite mapping of coral reefs and nearshore ecosystem; baseline data on ocean acidification to monitor the effects and impacts of ocean acidification and other climate-related changes on the coastal and coral reef ecosystems of Timor-Leste; Enhanced the Government of Timor-Leste's capacity to develop and implement an ecosystem approach to fisheries management plans.- The baseline data produced will support the Government ...[more]

Partners
USAID/Timor-Leste Government of Timor-Leste, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Create a national campaign to raise awareness of pollution and its impact on our oceans

Plastic waste has been a recent invader of Timor-Leste. Plastic bottles and bags are the most prevalent pollution reaching our marine area. The national awareness campaign aims to increase the awareness in the community about the damage being caused to our traditional fishing grounds and our food security. The campaign will also highlight what the general public can do to reduce the amount of plastic they are using in their everyday lives, and how the private sector can support this initiative by offering alternatives to plastic bags.

Partners
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Environment
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Developing Agriculture Communities

This partnership will achieve strong, sustainable economic growth through direct market links between producers and buyers of fresh vegetables. Kmanek Supermarket agrees to purchase farmers produce at an acceptable level of quality. The USAID project trains farmers to grow higher quality vegetables with greater productivity per hectare. Funding from ConocoPhillips enables the project to work with more farmers in more communities than the USAID funding would allow.This partnership contributes to the sustainable development of SIDS by closely linking supply and demand for fresh vegetables. This ...[more]

Partners
USAID/Timor-Leste Government of Timor-Leste, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries ConocoPhillips Kmanek Supermarket
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
ICT4SIDS Partnership: Rapid Implementation of SDGs Through Latest Digital Innovations

The primary objective of the ICT4SIDS Partnership is to fully utilize the latest digital innovations to rapidly improve the health, education, public safety (including disasters), public welfare (including economic development), and other vital services in SIDS.. Specifically, we want to use the latest digital innovations to significantly accelerate the implementation of SDGs and Samoa Pathway goals. Our approach consists of the following key capabilities: 1. A Computer Aided SDG Advisor that can help the SIDS assess their status and launch the needed services 2. A powerful computer aided pl...[more]

Partners
1. Representatives from Islands (partial list from a very long list of contacts, this list with exact names needs to be updated because we have multiple contacts in most islands) - Timor-Leste (Mr Collin Yap, President of NITL Foundation) - Zanzibar,(Mr Omar Ali, President, Zanzibar Diaspora Group - Palau, Dr Caleb Otto, Ambassador of Palau and UN Permanent Representative - Solomon Islan...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Improve guidelines for nature-based tourism

Located in the Coral Triangle, Timor-Leste is home to extraordinary marine biodiversity. In addition to the fish and corals, dolphins and whales populate the waters during most of the year. Some populations are resident, while others congregate during the annual migration west. Apart from the cetaceans, Timor-Leste is also home to three marine turtle species, and protects more than 12 species of shark. With Tourism being one of the governments economic development strategies, there is plenty of opportunity for marine tourism to bring in much needed income to local communities. To ensure susta...[more]

Partners
Ministry of Tourism, Art, and Culture Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Environment
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Ratify CITES

CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Timor-Leste has a unique geological history which given rise to several endemic species. In the previous years several species new to science have been identified and believed to only be located on these islands. Timor-Leste ratifying CITES, will support the protection of these species through the recognition of their value in the ecosyste...[more]

Partners
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Environment Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Update and improve fishing licensing and regulations to ensure sustainable harvesting

Aquatic resources in Timor-Leste are a priceless economic resource, and ecological national heritage that ought to be protected for the benefit of present and future generations. Timor-Leste waters are one of the few remaining resources which have not been exploited by commercial fishers. However, the current regulations and laws surrounding licensing of international and domestic fisheries are outdated and as such are placing the fish stocks at risk.

Partners
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Environment Conservation International Worldfish
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
US & Timor-Leste & China Trilateral Partnership

Traditional agriculture practices in Timor-Leste result in poor soil and water management and low productivity. This Trilateral partnership trains farmers both on modern cultivation methods and cultivation of crops that reduce erosion and increase replenishment of nutrients in the soil. In addition, the crops selected help farmers diversify their sources of income.This partnership will contribute to the sustainable development of SIDS by demonstrating opportunities for increasing farmer incomes while improving natural resource management through cultivation of cash and staple crops. The model ...[more]

Partners
USAID/Timor-Leste Government of Timor-Leste, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Government of the People's Republic of China
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals