DAME Program

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August 2012 – July 2014
Conntact: jesuina.belun@gmail.com

Belun in close collaboration with Search for Common Ground implements Democracy and Development in Action through the Media and Empowerment (DAME). Financially supported by the European Commission and the Ministry of Finance this program is implemented with the partnerships from FONGTIL, CNJTL, Forum Tau Matan and the Press Club.

DAME program cooperated closely with Belun’s EWER program to enhance local community’s capacity for conflict transformation. Through training, researches, and small funds, which support activities, such as meetings, Tara Bandu, seminar, and dialogue, Belun focused on capacity building of Conflict Prevention and Response Network (RPRK). This program strengthened the ways for CPRNs to reduce conflicts from escalating in the community.

Belun’s existing activities can diminish conflict tension in the community. It does not mean that conflicts in Timor Leste are over. With the supports of the donors and in close collaboration with partners, it is expected to empower community in Timor-Leste.