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YOUTH,

Mon 29 January 2001

 

Issues

 

· Involvement of young generation · Access and set level of education – provide exposure · Lack of confidence in younger age groups · Unemployment · Participation · Education · Lack of unity · Organization · Education of post-Indonesia generation · Psychological recovery and resilience · Assess pros/cons of globalisation for East Timor · Training re: economic influence of other countries · National uncertainty re future and lack of confidence · Participation in decision making.

 

 

Priority Issues

Strategies

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Funding – teachers, schools
  • Training of teachers (especially ex-pats)
  • Work with international NGO’s
  • Improve regional education facilities
  • Raise teacher salaries as incentive
  • Promote teaching as a career
  • Language training: Portuguese (most important), English

 

GLOBALISATION

 

 

Promote positives:

  • Improve local product quality (natural, human)
  • Cultural centres to educate re. Benefits of other cultures
  • Free press (international)
  • Internet training and access to remain ‘up to date’
  • Minimise negatives
  • Work to limit imports with duties etc.
  • Outlaw duty free for internationals.

 

 

PARTICIPATION IN DECISOIN MAKING

 

 

 

  • Use ‘youth groups’ for discussion etc, then use as input in the Parliament/political process.
  • Government openness to youth representatives in traditional system
  • Transparent government and dialogue
  • Leadership training.