2022, Report Mount Ramelau Eco-Trail Sustainable Management Plan |

USAID’s ‘Tourism For All’ Project is working with the Government of Timor-Leste (GOTL) to diversify its economy, using an inclusive sustainable approach to stimulate eco-friendly community-Nbased tourism in line with the 2017 National Tourism Policy, promoting the country’s valuable natural and cultural assets, while preserving its unique environmental, social and cultural heritage.
Three (of 46) protected areas (PA’s), sites of particular biodiversity, ecological, historical and cultural interest were selected for the development of sustainable management practices as examples for other regions across the nation. They are Ataúro Island, Cristo Rei and Tatamailau (‘Grandfather of All’), commonly referred to as Mt. Ramelau.
Although many PA issues are discussed, the focus of this Sustainable Management Plan (SMP) is the ‘Tourist Eco-Trail’ accessible from Hatu-Builico that leads to the Mt. Ramelau summit, buffer areas on both sides, and associated areas of congregation.
Centrally located in Timor-Leste, Mt. Ramelau is Timor’s highest mountain standing at 2,986 m ASL (9,798 ft.), located 40 km south of the Timor-Leste’s capital Dili. According to the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), initial international designation of the Mt. Ramelau Protected Area (PA) occurred in the year 2000, however it took 16 years to be legally recognized under Timor-Leste law.
Management of the Mt. Ramelau PA has not yet operationally reached required international standards for final classification.

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, Education Tour Guiding Training Module |

This training module is used by USAID’s Tourism For All staff to do capacity building to Association that is aiming to prepare their people to become professional tour guiding. Please inform Tourism for All team in advance before using this module for training.

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USAID has contracted a Consultancy under its Tourism For All Project to promote Timor-Leste’s tourism sector and preserve the country’s rich cultural heritage and natural
environment. A core element of this program is to support the Government of Timor-Leste
(GOTL) to facilitate private investment partnerships and foster sustainability in the tourism
sector. USAID’s Tourism For All Project follows the National Tourism Policy document, titled
‘Growing Tourism to 2030: Enhancing a National Identity 2017’.
This policy in turn takes on board
the GOTL’s primary national development policy agenda, the ‘Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030’.
The recently prepared Priority Project Action Plan Report outlines five fast-tracked tourism-related initiatives to complement the Cristo Rei Modernization and Management Pilot Project
under USAID’s Tourism For All Project. These projects will improve service delivery in the
tourism sector by creating an ecosystem of small and large investments in businesses in various
activities across intersecting industry value chains. One of the priority projects is the Dili Port
Site Redevelopment and Commercialization initiative, which forms the subject of this report.

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The objective of this Priority Project Action Plans Report is to present a set of time-phased
Action Plans to develop as viable transactions. The five (5) designated projects that
have been selected are the result of the Project Team’s assessment and screening of
the total thirty-six (36) initiatives included in the Master List. The utility of this report
is to equip project sponsors (public, private, and donor) with a sound understanding
of project viability to develop the Projects from concept to feasibility and, ultimately,
to the bid and tender phases of implementation. This project analysis encompasses
assessments of potential risks and opportunities, market interest and requirements,
and stakeholder responsibilities, as well as additional data gathering and due diligence
The primary conclusion of the report is that all five (5) Priority Project are highly
economically impactful and, with the support of the government, will likely attract
private interest and investment, as well as donor / blended finance participation.
Importantly, these initiatives are not unduly large in scope, nor will they pose undue
fiscal risk to the GOTL in properly structured. On the contrary, with USAID support,
these projects can demonstrate the role of the private sector in improving service
delivery and promoting good governance in the economic and tourism sectors.
It is our view that all the project preparation work necessary to attract private
investors/bidders can be completed in a relatively short period of time and begin
demonstrating visible results in the near future. These Action Plans and subsequent
project development models will serve as replicable templates for the consideration
of further investment in the Tourism Sector in Timor-Leste which can serve as
strategic platforms to generate employment, improve service delivery, and promote
sustainable environmental management and conservation practices.

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Alterasaun klimatika baziku-USAID

1.Saida maka alterasaun klimatika

2.Diferensia entre tempu ho klima?

3.Saida mak gas estufa?

4.Efeitu husi estufa (greenhouse gas) no oinsa ida-ne’e akontese?

  • Alterasaun klimátika no Turizmu
  • Alterasaun klimátika iha Timor-Leste
  • Adaptasaun no Migitasaun
  • Impaktu prinsipal husi alterasaun klimátika?
  • Iha dalan rua hodi rezolve alterasaun klimátika? Oinsa nia diferente?
  • Pratika Internasional
  • Estudu kazu kona-ba alterasaun klimátika

–Caimeo Beach Resort

–Konsensializasaun kona-ba alterasaun klimátika iha Illa Atauro

–Kalamidade alterasaun klimátika 2021

–Konkluzaun no rekomendasaun sira

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, Education
Taking attractive tourism photographs using your smartphone

Hello friends working in the tourism sector. Today we are going to share with you some simple tips on how to take attractive tourism photographs with your smartphones. As young people who are passionate about working in the tourism sector, we will present seven photography tips that are really important for us to apply to promote our tourism businesses.

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2021, Report
ATAÚRO ISLAND: Sustainable Management Plan

Ataúro Island is Timor-Leste’s largest island and has been recognized by the Government of Timor- Leste (GoTL) as a critical area for marine and terrestrial biodiversity. The island hosts a population of more than 11,000 people, distributed across five villages (suco), with livelihoods dominated by a reliance on natural resources and ecosystem services (for agriculture, raising livestock and fishing). In 2019, in response to an increasing number of tourists drawn to visit the island for its stunning landscape and exceptional natural beauty, an “Ataúro Island Sustainable Tourism Strategy” was produced with support from the USAID Tourism For All Project. To complement this tourism strategy, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) identified the need for a Sustainable Management Plan (SMP) for the area, to support and guide the sustainable development of the island, and the communities that depend upon its resources, over the coming five years (2021-2025).