2017 27th Annual Program – Timor-Leste

I’ve built a great network with people from different countries and some diplomats. I’ll also love to share what I’ve learnt with my colleagues.

Dili, Timor-Leste

October, 2017

This program has concluded

The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) held its 27th Annual Human Rights and Peoples’ Diplomacy Training Program for Human Rights Defenders from October 2-13, 2017. The program was held in partnership with Judicial System Monitoring Program.

The program had 24 participants from over 9 countries that participated in this training. We were warmly welcomed by DTP’s Patron and Founder, the Nobel Peace Laureate and former President, José Ramos-Horta & Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste H.E Peter Doyle.

The participants were fortunate to learn from experienced trainers from the UN and WITNESS, and had the opportunity to do a lobbying and campaigning exercises with Australian Embassy staff based in Timor-Leste. The participants also delved into the history and lessons of Timor-Leste as they spoke to the victims’ families of the Liquiça massacre and had field visits to Centro Nacional Chega and Resistance Museum.

Links and resources

Program report from DTP's 27th Annual Program held in Dili.


Celestino Gusmão Pereira
Cesario Da Silva
Esra Mandosir
Jellin Payai
Khemara Em
Kim Chishi
Krishna Neupane
Lucille Abeykoon
Sri Lanka
Maria Assuncao Barreto Gama
Martinho da Costa Ribeiro
Mirza Jahanzeb Beg
Myint Aung
Australia, Thailand


The Diplomacy Training Program's 27th Annual Program received support from the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

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