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Strengthening Land Border Control in Timor Leste (TILX78)
|No. and Title:||TILX78 - Strengthening Land Border Control in Timor Leste|
|Status/Starting Date:||Oct 2012 - Dec 2014 (27 months)|
|Estimated Starting Date:||Oct 2012|
|Strategic Framework Sub programme and related Expected Accomplishment:||Sub-Programme 1: Countering Organised Crime and Trafficking|
|Linkages to Country Programme :||Not applicable|
|Regional Programme:||Sub-Programme 1: Illicit Trafficking
Sub-Programme 3: Criminal Justice
|Thematic Programme:||Not applicable|
|Associated / Implementing Agency:||Not applicable|
|Overall Budget:||$US 1,104,400|
The recent history of Timor Leste has been tainted with conflict and insecurity. Emerging from 24 years of Indonesian occupation in 1999 there followed a series of transitional and interim administrations supported by resident United Nations Missions until 2002 when Timor Leste became a new sovereign state. Security was short-lived when again the country flared into devastating internal violence in 2006 destroying vast amounts of infrastructure. Following peaceful parliamentary elections earlier this year the UN Mission is poised to withdraw in December 2012 but there are still capacity gaps existing with regard to the National Police of Timor Leste (PNTL) and specifically their ability to proactively monitor and enforce the land border with Indonesia.
This project will assist the Border Patrol Unit of the PNTL to better undertake their mandates in this regard. It will support infrastructure development, cross border cooperation and high quality sustainable training in border management delivered both through the Police Academy and at the workplace.
The project will be implemented in Dili, Timor Leste and the three administrative districts of Covalima, Bobonaro and Oecusse over a total period of 27 months and commence with an Inception Phase of 3 months during which time a detailed Technical Needs Assessment will be undertaken. An Inception Report will be produced and a detailed costed workplan presented to and agreed by project beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders. During the Inception Phase staff and office facilities will be established ready to commence the operational implementation of the project over the following 24 months.