Signing ceremony with UNTL in Timor-Leste

This month, the Australian Volunteers Program signed an agreement to undertake a Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) assessment in Timor-Leste with the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (IPACS) in the Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa'e (UNTL).

Timor-Leste country manager for the Australian Volunteers Program, Jose Quico de Sousa, and Director and National Focal Point of UNTL, Professor Antero da Silva, signed the agreement at the ceremony. This was witnessed by the General Director of the Secretary of State for Youth and Sport in Timor-Leste, David Thomas de Deus. Other international volunteering organisations were also present to witness the signing ceremony.

Further contributing to our Global Volunteer Accelerator workstream, the KAP research aims to better understand the general volunteering environment in Timor-Leste, including evidence on the perspectives and practices on volunteerism in the country. The research will support the government of Timor-Leste to plan their national volunteering efforts and increase integration of volunteers into peace and development programs.

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