Cultural Domains:
UNESCO Priorities:
Funds Allocated:
US$ 85 991.00
Beneficiary countries:
Applicant:
Many Hands International-MHI
Start date
Apr 2022
End date
Mar 2024

About the project:

Many Hands International, a non-governmental organization that supports the development of culturally vibrant and thriving communities, proposes to: 1) establish a community-driven, participatory and effective local governance structure for sustainable cultural development; 2) articulate a community vision and adopt an action-orientated plan for cultural development; 3) strengthen local-national strategic collaborations and partnerships.

© UN Photo/Martine Perret

How does this project contribute to the implementation of the 2005 Convention?

  • Contributes to structuring of Civil Society Organization (CSO) – The project will establish a local, participatory and community-led governance structure for sustainable cultural development planning in Lautem, Timor-Leste.
  • Enhances training and mentoring for CSOs - The experts from academia and community development sectors will work with the applicant to mentor and guide the Lautem Cultural Alliance. The Alliance will train local actors to represent their communities.
  • Strengthens participation in policy design - The project will strengthen the relationship between civil society and government, and the community will be empowered to plan and implement cultural policies.

Establishing a community-driven alliance for sustainable cultural development planning in Lautem

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Project implementation period: 
2022 to 2024
About the project: 

Many Hands International, a non-governmental organization that supports the development of culturally vibrant and thriving communities, proposes to: 1) establish a community-driven, participatory and effective local governance structure for sustainable cultural development; 2) articulate a community vision and adopt an action-orientated plan for cultural development; 3) strengthen local-national strategic collaborations and partnerships.

© UN Photo/Martine Perret

Beneficiary countries: 
Timor-Leste
Country of applicant: 
Timor-Leste
UNESCO Priorities: 
Funds allocated (in USD): 
USD85991.00
Sections: 
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Main activities
Short Description: 
  • Establish a community-driven local governance structure, Lautem Cultural Alliance, for sustainable cultural development.
  • Run a mentoring program to the members of the Alliance in areas relating to planning, research, advocacy, stakeholder engagement and governance.
  • Draft a cultural development plan and present it to the stakeholders.
  • Draft and sign a memorandum of understanding with the national government on Cultural development plan.
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Title of the section: 
How does this project contribute to the implementation of the 2005 Convention?
Short Description: 
  • Contributes to structuring of Civil Society Organization (CSO) – The project will establish a local, participatory and community-led governance structure for sustainable cultural development planning in Lautem, Timor-Leste.
  • Enhances training and mentoring for CSOs - The experts from academia and community development sectors will work with the applicant to mentor and guide the Lautem Cultural Alliance. The Alliance will train local actors to represent their communities.
  • Strengthens participation in policy design - The project will strengthen the relationship between civil society and government, and the community will be empowered to plan and implement cultural policies.
Position: 
Top left
Organization: 
Many Hands International-MHI
Year of application: 
2021
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