Establishing the foundation for regulating the growth of informal settlements in East Timor

An AUA partner played a significant role in assisting USAID and ARD on the creation of the Inter-ministerial Commission for the Regulation of Informal Settlements, following the establishment of new land laws in Dili, East Timor.  The partner coordinated capacity-building sessions on urban planning and governance for the ministries of justice and public works (25 officials) and established a campaign for these ministries to communicate with one another and interact with citizens on urban policy and informal settlement matters.

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