Conference on Sustainable Development in East Timor
The purpose of the Conference was to highlight the
environment and to promote and facilitate dialogue about sustainable
development in East Timor, so that principles of sustainable
development can be
incorporated into future planning.
Conference was highly participatory, bringing together East Timorese and
international experts, United Nations bodies, non-government organisations
and individuals. The Conference built strong networks within East Timor
and established alliances with international sustainable development
program covered a comprehensive range of sustainable development issues;
Introduction to Sustainable Development, Natural Resources and
Conservation, Economy, Social Issues, Institutions and Technology.
The format of the conference included plenary sessions in the mornings,
followed by workshops to discuss the topics addressed.
The workshops identified and discussed specific issues and
solutions relevant to East Timor.
The conference was formatted with the aim of producing tangible
outcomes. The Conferenece
endorded a proposal for a Task Force on Sustainable Development to be
established, hosted by the National University of Timor Lorosa’e to
carry forward the ideas generated. The
Task Force is now being established.
Conference on Sustainable Development
initiated by Dr. Jose Ramos Horta and Timor Aid.
Fund for Overseas
Foundation, Ecological Architects Australia, RECOFTC, Environment
Australia, International Union for Conservation and Nature, Icelandic
international Development Agency, Northern Territory University,
Australian Volunteers International, Norwegian Government, BP Solar,
Mineral Policy Institute, Australian Computer Society, Natural Resources
and Environment, Victoria, RMIT Department of Geospatial Science.
Joaquim Fonseca - Yaysan HAK, Aderito de Jesus, SAHE,
Domitrio Amaral -Haburas, Angus Mackay & George Bouma, EPU
Alberto Baros Forindo- Ema maTA Dalan ba Progresso ETTADEP.
Committee & Contacts:
Isabel Da Silva , Americo Da Silva , Ajerino Vieira
, Annalisa Koeman,
Carrie Deutsch, Russell Anderson
who worked on the Conference:
Beuniche, Selma Hayati, Susie Russell, Sue Lennox, Alfredo Issac, Filomena
da Silva Soares, Steve Malloch, Bret
Eartheart and all those others that have volunteered some of their time.