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.

Organisations: USAID’s Tourism For All Project


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).

2021, Report
ILLA ATAÚRO: Planu Jestaun Sustentável

Illa Ataúro mak Timor-Leste nia illa ne’ebé boot liu no rekoñese ona husi Governu Timor-Leste (GoTL) nu’udar área krítiku ba biodiversidade tasi no terestre. Illa ne’e nia populasaun hamutuk liu 11,000, destribuidu iha suku lima, ho sira nia atividade moris loro-loron domina husi dependensia ba rekursu naturál no servisu ekosistema sira (ba agrikultura, hakiak animál no kail ikan). Iha 2019, responde ba númeru turista ne’ebé aumenta hakarak vijita illa ne’e tanba ninia paizajen ne’ebé furak no nia natureja úniku ne’ebé furak, prodús ona “Estratéjia Turizmu Sustentável Illa Ataúro” ida ho apoiu husi USAID’s Tourism For All Project. Atu kompleta estratéjia turizmu ida ne’e, Ministériu Agrikultura no Peskas (MAP) identifika ona nesesidade atu iha Planu Jestaun Sustentál (PJS) ida ba área ne’e, hodi apoiu no guia dezenvolvimentu sustentável illa ne’e, no komunidade sira ne’ebé depende ba iha illa ne’e nia rekursu sira, iha tinan lima oin mai (2021-2025).

2019, Film
Sa’e Bua – Betel Nut Festival in Atauro

Every year in the month of July, people from five villages on the island of Atauro gather for a one-day betel nut harvest festival. At the heart of the event is a traditional ceremony to reaffirm peaceful relations between communities. The betel nut harvesters are extremely skilled: the areca palms are very tall and sway perilously in the wind. Once the crop has been brought down, the crowd samples the nuts and celebrates late into the night. Tourists are welcome.

Organisations: USAID’s Tourism For All Project

Authors: USAID’s Tourism For All Project/Ann Turner

2020, Report
Ataúro Island Sustainable Tourism Strategy – 2030
A shared vision to grow an inclusive tourism industry while protecting the island’s natural and cultural resources |

The purpose of the Sustainable Tourism Strategy is to define, through a consensus- oriented process, a road map for enhancing the competitiveness of Ataúro Island’s tourism industry that will ensure the sustainability of the island’s cultural and natural assets. The intent of the plan is to maximize and spread the benefits of tourism development throughout the island and to local communities.

Organisations: USAID’s Tourism For All Project