Timor-Leste Annual Report 2013 (MAATP001)

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Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL) achieved a number of milestones in 2013 towards becoming a stronger and more financially sustainable national society, particularly as a number of long-term Movement partners ended their cooperation in 2013. The results achieved demonstrates CVTL’s depth and the positive impact of the organizational development and capacity building support over previous years. The National Society recruited new members, finalized a draft resource mobilization plan, recruited a resource mobilization manager and signed two agreements with new local donors. The commercial first aid courses and first aid kit sales continued to expand in late 2013, resulting in income targets exceeding expectations. CVTL also continues to advocate with the Government of Timor-Leste for an annual contribution to their core costs and for the first time submitted a budget as part of the 2014 budget submission of the Ministry of Social Solidarity. A large milestone was met with construction commencing on a new headquarters building in Dili; expected to be inaugurated in early 2014 as well as a new office building inaugurated for the Baucau branch in September. The General Assembly planned for 2013, was postponed to mid-2014 to accommodate the process of revising the original 2005 Constitution.