300 civil servants complete a training on a data collection

300 civil servants complete a training on a data collection


DILI 3, September 2020 (TATOLI)-  Over 300 municipal civil servants has completed the 8 hours training course on data collection which is facilitate by the Ministry of State Administration and the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) with the support from European Uniton (EU).

This traning is part of the EU-UNDP Project for Strengthening Integral Local Development by Building the Capacities of the Municipal Authorities in Timor-Leste also enabling decentralization and inclusive development in Timor-Leste.

The training provided municipal civil servants with tools and technical skills to collect and update data on all kinds of indicators, with the aim of ensuring the future sustainability of the Portal.

The Ambassador of European union to Timor-Leste Andrew Jacob said, the municipal data portal is a key component of the European Union’s support for the implementation of the government’s decentralization plan being implemented by the UNDP.

“The portal will help the local institution to collect and use data effectively, so that they can better serve the people in their communities. I’m proud that more than three hundred municipal directors and civil servants have been trained successfully to help monitor the performance of their municipalities and to improve transparency,” EU Ambassador’s Andrew Jacob said.

UNDP Resident Representative Munkthtuya Altangerel said active involvement and participation of municipal civil servant has been exemplary and demonstrates the strong commitment of Municipal Authorities to lead development at local level. This programme has strengthened coordination between central government and municipalities, enabling the access to quality municipal data to ensure effective policies.

“UNDP is very proud of the results of this training.” said Ms. Munkthtuya Altangerel, UNDP Resident Representative.

Feedback and participation of Municipal Service Directors was key to adjusting data templates to the context of each sector.

Albina Ramos, Finance Officer at SAS, Ainaro also as a training participant said this training helps deepen their knowledge about data collection in the field of water and sanitation in Ainaro.

“Hopefully, the data we collect in the future will bring in investments in water and sanitation infrastructures to our municipality and improve people’s lives,” Mrs. Albina Ramos, said.

According Mr.Salvador Serrão dos Santos, from Municipal Services for Tourism, Trande and Industry in Liquiça said, the portal enables them to manage resource effectively.

“The Municipal Portal enables us to plan projects and manage the resources effectively based on the data that we have at municipal level,” Mr. Salvador Serrão dos Santos said.

The trainings were also attended by Municipal Secretaries, Territorial Delegation Services, Administrative Post Administrators, and IT officers from TIC (Technology, Information and Communication Agency), DNIC (Ministry of Transportation and Communication) and MSA.

Certificates of completion and user guide manuals for the Municipal Portal were distributed among Presidents of Municipal Authorities, Municipal Administrators, and trainees during the ceremony.


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