National University of East Timor

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution


Our research team from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) visited Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa’e (UNTL), Timor-Leste in August 2017 to help support the development and evaluation of ECD programmes. The research is part of the larger LINKS programme of work funded by the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Early Childhood Development for Peacebuilding, Queen’s University Belfast. The core management team comprises Paul Connolly, Laura Dunne and Sarah Miller. Members of our NIHR Group – along with colleagues from Early Years: The Organisation for Young Children, spent a week in Timor-Leste working with UNICEF and the Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa’e (UNTL). We visited several early childhood projects (Namalay and Ermera) and worked with partners to explore how they might be enhanced to help promote social cohesion and peacebuilding in the country. The team also took part in a one-day seminar, organised by UNTL and attended by stakeholders from ministries of health and education. Timor-Leste is one of six partner countries that the NIHR Global Health Research Group are working with. The others are Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Tajikistan and Vietnam.
PeriodAug 2017
VisitingNational University of East Timor
Degree of RecognitionInternational