Dili, 26 June 2023 (TATOLI) –KOICA Alumni Association of Timor-Leste (KAATL) organizes a Knowledge Dissemination Seminar on Unleashing the Power of Knowledge for a Brighter Future at DIT (Dili Institute of Technology).
President of KAATL, Ferderick Nelson Mandela Lopes said that the seminar aims to connect the power of knowledge with the development and prosperity of the future.
According to Lopes, the seminar featured three presentations on various topics. The first presentation, “Molecular Identification of Larvae (Nematode Anisakedae) from Marine Fishes Collected from Three Korean Sea Waters,” introduced a molecular identification method for larvae found in marine life from Korean sea waters. The second presentation, “Artificial Breeding for Development of Fish Culture in Timor-Leste,” discussed the artificial breeding techniques for the advancement of fishery in Timor-Leste.
The third and final presentation, “Leveraging Public-Private Partnership in the Transportation Sector for Economic Growth: An Analysis of the Relationship between Road Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Timor-Leste,” analyzed the relationship between economic growth and road infrastructure through public-private partnerships in the transportation field of Timor-Leste.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Timor-Leste, Mr. Mantaek Shin, expresses his congratulations for the successful organization of today’s Knowledge Dissemination Seminar.
“Learning something involves not only attending school but also experiencing from hearing and watching in the field. In this regard, this seminar will play a significant role as DIT students meet alumni who spent more than a year studying in Korea and also acquire knowledge from them.” The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Timor-Leste, Mr. Mantaek Shin said in a note, which is accessed by TATOLI Agency.
Likewise, The Rector of DIT, Salustiano Piedade, expressed his appreciation to the Ambassador and KOICA’s Country Director, Ms. Eunju Cha, saying it was the first time they welcomed the Ambassador and KOICA’s Country Director, and he thanked KAATL for organizing such a seminar to share the knowledge that they acquired from Korea.
He also stated that DIT would always welcome such good opportunities as they were a great chance to learn something new and education and learning had no limit. Lastly, he hoped for any possibility of cooperation between DIT and the Government of the Republic of Korea.
President of KAATL, Mr. Ferderick Nelson Mandela Lopes, added that the importance of this Knowledge Sharing was that education and knowledge had no boundaries and students had to learn not only from one subject but also from other subjects as well. He said that all education and knowledge were connected to one another, so having a lot of knowledge could benefit a person in the long term.
Recognizing the need for knowledge dissemination, the president of KAATL announced other plans to continue to contribute to the brighter future of Timor-Leste, hosting various activities such as Green School Campaign, Tobacco Control Campaign, etc.
According to the report from KOICA, from 2002 to 2023, a total of 625 students attended short-term training in Korea while 70 students graduated with Master’s degrees. This Knowledge Dissemination Seminar was attended by more than 100 students from DIT, organized by KAATL, and funded by KOICA. KAATL consists of KOICA Alumni who have completed CIAT Program (Capacity Improvement and Advancement for Tomorrow).