Timor-Leste 2010

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【研修旅行】 Study Groups held a wrap-up meeting

On September 11, which was the last day of the East-Timor study tour, the group held a wrap-up meeting. At thi […]

【研修旅行】Japanese ambassador Kitahara meets member of Study Tour

On September 10, the study group visited a local market to observe how the local people sold and bought goods. […]

【研修旅行】Study Groups Visit COMPASIS Projects Sites

On September 9, the study tour participants were constituted into two separate groups. They visited separately two villages where COMPASIS (Community Mobilization for Poverty Alleviation and Social Inclusion in Service deliver) was working. One group went to a village called Lete-foho. (meaning “top of the mountain” ) while another one group visited Ponirala. At Lete-foho, local people welcomed the study group in a traditional way. Our representatives were given some traditional clothes. There were some schools for improving literacy of inhabitants there. An elderly woman showed the ability to write by writing “welcome” and her name on the blackboard. Then, we found UNISEF’s contribution to the villages in building sanitation facilities like toilets and wells.All in all, we had a great time with local people and could see how the COMPASIS and UNICEF were working in local areas. In Ponilala,we recieved a cordial welcome from the people and inspected the construction site of the bridge and the “thausand toilet” project. (Usui and Kato)

【研修旅行】International Aid Agencies in Timor-Leste

On September 8, the study group learned about the roles and activities of various mulitilateral and bilateral aid agencies such as UNDP,IOM,COMPASIS,JICA and UNICEF. Mr.Kukita showed a TV programe on the history of Timor-Leste and explained the activities of UNICEF in this country. For example, he invited the movie actor, Jackie Chan, to Timor-Leste. Jackie Chan taught the Timorese martial arts groups about the principle of the martial arts which emphasized the importance of discipline and peacebul mind of practioners. It resulted in a sharp reduction in the number of their violent crimes. Mr. Kukita also expounded the meaning of psychological development of children and said that their form of identity was related to peace building. (Kodatsu)

【研修旅行】Parliament President LaSama Meets Japanese Students

Fernando Lasama de Araujo, President of the Timo-Leste National Parliament, held a meeting with a group of more than 40 Japanese study tour participants at his parliament office on September 7. He briefed the visitors on how the composition of the Parliament and how the business was conducted. In response to a question about the frequent changes in the Prime Minister of Japan in recent years, Mr. Lasama said “the State would have collapsed if it had happened in Timor-Leste. It is noteworthy that Japan has a strong foundation for democracy so that the government can continue even under such a condition.” (Yuho Nakagawa)

【研修旅行】UNDP Country Director Douglas Keh Presents UN Support Activities

UNDP Country Director Douglas Keh assisted by Aiko Cakir made an informative presentation on support extended by UN agencies particularly UNDP to Sri Lanka. It included support to resettlement and recovery of the northern province. Mr. Douglas Keh responded to many questions asked by students about child soldiers, the conditions faced by internally displaced persons and how UN assistance activities are coordinated by the Resident Coordinator.(Misu)

【研修旅行】Timor-leste Study Tour; Day 1(PM)

 After we visited UNMIT, we attended the consulting meeting between Xanana Gusmão, President of Timor Leste and the citizens.At the meeting, people asked president to implement developing policies for themselves and showed chorus to welcome him. In the speach, president said that people should stop fighting with each other and unite for Timor Leste. Moreover, he promised people that his government will implement those policies strategically, and implove quality of life of people.

【研修旅行】UNMIT Briefs Study Tour Participants

On Monday, September 6, the UN Forum Study Tour participants received a series of briefings from officials of […]

【研修旅行】Visit to Cathedral of Dili

The UN study tour to Timor-Leste started on Sunday, September 5, with a visit to the Cathedral of Dili immedia […]

【研修旅行】8月30日 東ティモールツアー・ゼミ内勉強会

本日は、国連フォーラム主催の東ティモールスタディツアーに参加するゼミ生の中で法政大学にて勉強会を行いました。勉強会では事前に参考文献を指定し、それを軸としながら東ティモールについて各自が調査、研究したことをプレゼン形式で発表しました。発表は歴史、平和構築、政治経済、社会・医療、教育・宗教・文化、国際関係の6つに分けて行われ、各発表後はゼミ生内で質疑応答やディスカッションが行われ、東ティモールに関する見識を深めたうえでツアーでの学習で持つべき問題意識や疑問点を明らかにしました。(山本)

【研修旅行】8月28日 東ティモールスタディツアー第二回勉強会

本日は東ティモールスタディーツアーへの参加者との間で第二回東ティモールスタディツアー勉強会を行いました。詳細は以下です。  
開催日時:8月28日 11:30〜14:30
会場:JICA地球広場 セミナールーム 
コンテンツ
①国連フォーラムとツアーの関連性・位置づけ説明 (田瀬氏)
②訪問機関プロフィール・現地での活動に関する詳細(久木田氏)
③現地治安・安全情報
④宿泊施設・交通移動情報(竹内、久木田氏による補足)
⑤グループワーク
⑥長谷川教授によるコメント  
グループワークではゼミ生の中本の発案の元、ブレインライティングとKJ法を用いたワークを行い、参加者間での交流を深め、また東ティモールの問題の理解やその解決法の提案を図りました。また、ワーク後には長谷川教授によるコメントをいただき、その中で東ティモール独自の文化や問題意識を知ることの重要性や、東ティモール平和構築プロセスに参加する様々なアクターの行動の原動力は何かということを意識しながら今回のツアーに臨んでほしいと述べられました。(山本)

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