Workshop on Promoting Social Inclusion through Public Policies in Timor Leste

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 1 December 2015 - 8:00am to Thursday, 3 December 2015 - 3:30pm
Where: 
Timor-Leste, Dili
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
Irakli Khodeli, i.khodeli@unesco.org

The United Nations are committed to inclusive and sustainable development for all. But what does this actually mean in practice? Which policies are appropriate and likely to be effective? On 1 December 2015, UNESCO Jakarta Office will launch a project on promoting Social Inclusion through Public Policies in Dili, Timor-Leste.

A Policy Initiation Workshop will bring together national policy stakeholders for a rigorous analytical process designed to improve policy environment in the country. A similar project, initiated in June 2015, is well under way in Malaysia, and another will be introduced in Cambodia. UNESCO’s objective is to help governments improve the degree of inclusiveness of their public policies related to issues such as education, culture, science, youth and sport, and health care.

With the leadership of Timor-Leste National Commission for UNESCO, the project brings together national stakeholders and international partners for a common effort to build the national capacity to design inclusive public policies.

The project will be implemented in three stages:

1. Policy Initiation Workshop to building policy assessment capacities (3 days, from 1 to 3 December 2015);
2.Policy assessment and revision by a national working group (6 months); and
3. Conclusion Workshop/National Policy Dialogue to present the major results of the policy revision process to a broad audience of stakeholders (1 day).