Monday, January 7, 2008


Worked towards increased and diversified funding base of the network

Rede Feto and UNIFEM prepared a proposal on Enhancing Women’s Role in Timor-Leste Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Nation Building to the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) to facilitate capacity building interventions for two years. The proposal was submitted to UNDEF in New York in middle of June and was approved to commence in January 2009. Rede Feto received the approval letter from UNDEF New York to support activity in strengthening women capacity in the village councils through NGO members in four districts including Lautem, Viqueque, Ermera and Oecussi for two years. The budget allocation for two years was US$ 275,000.00.

In addition, Rede Feto was requested by other donors such as The Asia Foundation (TAF), HIVOS and AusAID to submit project proposals to them.

On-the job-coaching programme implemented for 5 NGOs

The on going programme for the on job coaching was conducted by the Capacity Building Officer on Programme, Finance and Administrative Management for three NGOs with Human Rights and GBV Programmes. The members would come to the Rede Feto office for two days in a week’s and hold hands-on training with the different officers of the Secretariat. Now, three members NGOs, have improved their operations and are continuously implementing their programmes with the assistance of Executive Body of Rede Feto.

5 programme staff provide technical assistance to member NGOs

The Executive Director, Capacity Building Officer, Administrative Officer and Finance Officer along with two Project Officers; the Human Rights Programme Officer and the Project Officer for the Women’s Committee Project provided technical assistance to the members of Rede Feto. They conducted trainings on strategic planning, management organization, proposal and report writing, donor’s relations, gender analysis, human rights and on-the-job coaching for members of Rede Feto. The Advisor of Rede Feto assisted the Executive Body in training the members of Rede Feto.

Financial monitoring of NGO members conducted by Finance Officer

The Finance Officer of Rede Feto had conducted her regular financial monitoring of the members who were implementing programmes/projects supported by Rede Feto. The Officer ensured that the expenditures of the budget should follow donor’s requirements.

Nine member NGOs have good programme, admin and financial management systems

Out of the 18 NGO members of Rede Feto, 9 members were trained on strategic planning. Six (6) members had undergone training on administrative and financial management. The three members had implemented programme on human rights and GBV for one year.

Three NGO members received financial support from Irish Aid and the Government of Finland

Three NGO members of Rede Feto received financial support from Irish Aid and the Government of Finland to implement human rights and GBV education in three districts such as Baucau, Liquica and Dili. The support covered for the projects to have their own offices, carried out a strategic planning workshop that included discussions on finance and administrative procedures that were installed by the Rede Feto Executive Body through on-the-job coaching and training. The Executive Body and Advisor also assisted the finalization of the strategic plan of Caucus: Feto Iha Politica for three years. They also request funding from Development and Peace (D&P) to support them.



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