In 2022, Timor-Leste marks twenty year anniversary for its independence.
In July 2011, Timor-Leste issued the Strategic Development Plan 2030 (SDP) which guides nation-building efforts for sustainable growth and development. JICA then has set three priority areas: 1) development and improvement of socioeconomic infrastructure, 2) promotion of industry diversification, and 3) improvement and expansion of social service delivery.
Departing from the dependency on oil and natural gas mined in the nearby seas, it is necessary to continue to diversify domestic industries, create jobs, and develop basic socio-economic infrastructure. JICA has been contributing on infrastructure development such as Dili ferry terminals, the construction of roads and bridges, and the buildings of the Faculty of Engineering, Science and Technology (FEST) at National University of Timor-Lorosae (UNTL), the only national university in Timor-Leste.
Recently JICA is focusing more on human resource and organizational development, such as increasing production and improving distribution of domestic rice, managing natural resources to support the sustainable livelihoods of residents in mountain areas, and supporting FEST, UNTL in collaboration with faculty members of Japanese University.
|January 24, 2022||Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Timor Leste: Contributing to conserving forests and improving the livelihood of local communities|
|January 4, 2022||Vehicle hand over ceremony from JICA to Ministry of Health|
|December 8, 2021||Signing Ceremony for the 4th batch of the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)|
|November 29, 2021||JDS 1st Batch Returned Scholars Reporting Session|
|October 25, 2021||Orientation for Timorese scholars held to study in Japan|
|September 21, 2021||Taking on “Last One Mile Support”: Swiftly delivering COVID-19 vaccinations to people in developing countries|
|April 8, 2021||Emergency Assistance to Timor-Leste in Response to the Flood Disaster|
|July 14, 2020||Twenty years of supporting Timor-Leste’s national development: Nurturing human resources to lead the future|
|September 19, 2019||Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, back in Japan, are granted an audience with their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince and Princess Akishino|
|December 11, 2018||JICA Senior Advisor Keiko Osaki on WHO's Publication of Guidelines on Home-Based Maternal and Child Health Records|