Dili – Senior officials from the Government of Nepal are in Timor-Leste to learn about the country’s peace-building and conflict prevention mechanisms. The week-long study tour, 24-29 May 2014, will provide both post-conflict countries with the opportunity to share and learn the challenges, opportunities and best practices each has experienced in peace-building and social cohesion.
During the visit, the Nepalese delegation will meet with their counterparts in the Ministry of Social Solidarity, Secretary of State for Security, the National Directorate for Community Conflict Prevention, the National Police of Timor-Leste, and the Conflict Prevention and Response Network team in Laclo sub-district of Manatuto. The delegation will also meet with the NGO Belun to learn about its Early Warning and Early Response (EWAR) system.
This visit continues the South-South cooperation between UNDP Timor-Leste and UNDP Nepal, which hosted a delegation from Timor-Leste in July 2013. UNDP Nepal staff also made a visit to Timor-Leste to provide Conflict Sensitivity training in September 2013.
What: Study Tour of the Nepalese Government to Timor-Leste
Who: Mr. Dhana Bahadur Tamang, Secretary of Minister of Peace and Reconstruction Nepal Mr. Laxmi Sharan Ghimiri, Joint Secretary, Nepal Mr. Kashi Nath Marasini, Under Secretary, Nepal Mr. Justino da Costa, UNDP Programme Analyst Ms. Marilia Oliveira da Costa, Belun EWER programme Manager Ms. Sarah Dewhurst, Belun Research Advisor, Mr. Fransisco Guterres, State Secretary of Security Ms. Lidya de Carvalho, Director of National Directorate for Community Conflict Prevention PNTL Community Police Commander PNTL Operations Commander
When: 24 – 29 May 2014
Where: Dili, Timor-Leste (See attached agenda)
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