Sustainable Solutions Timor-Leste (SSTL) is a partner incorporated entity to the
SSIC consortium and was established in 2016 to provide professional consulting services
across a range of sustainability-related sectors in Timor-Leste.
With a strong network within Timor-Leste and internationally, SSTL specializes in grassroots initiatives,
formative research, community engagement, and turning ideas and policies into practice. SSTL
provides quality, contextualised services whilst also raising the profiles of, and providing access to,
skilled Timorese individuals to promote sustainable development targets across the nation.
STRENGTHENING ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR SURVIVORS OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND IMPROVING JUSTICE SECTOR RESPONSIVENESS.
Working together with survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) Sustainable Solutions Timor-Leste is supporting feminist participatory action research which will inform the content and design of community outreach materials on access to justice. Importantly, the results will shape the development of the first online course for justice sector actors on client and trauma informed approaches to working with gender-based violence. This work is conducted with Juridco Sosial (JU,S), a human rights social enterprise with the support of UNDP’s Access to Justice Program.
United Nations Development Program (UNDP): Access to Justice
REVISION OF THE HAMETIN FAMÍLIA (STRENGTHENING FAMILIES) POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM.
Supporting the advancement of the positive parenting program. Introduced by the Ministry of Social Solidarity and Inclusion (MSSI) in 2014, this program has seen some positive results towards improving child development through engaging parents in building their knowledge about and behaviors towards positive parenting. Supported by UNICEF, Sustainable Solutions Timor-Leste are now revising the modules to take a gender-transformative approach aiming to contribute to prevention of violence against women and children, which will reinforce and contribute to the sustainability of healthy child and family development.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Ministry of Social Solidarity and Inclusion (MSSI)
BARRIERS ANALYSIS OF ACCESS TO EYE-HEALTH CARE AND MID-TERM EVALUATION OF FRED HOLLOW’S INTERVENTIONS.
Starting with a barriers analysis including gender, social and demographic factors, Sustainable Solutions Timor-Leste (SSTL) is working with Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF) and the National Eye Centre to identify ways to improve access to eye-health services. In addition to participatory approaches, SSTL conducted an innovative COVID-safe survey which allowed participants to respond electronically and mobilized local youth groups to facilitate data collection in their areas. SSTL continues to support FHF to deliver services for those most in need.
Fred Hollows Foundation
FORMATIVE RESEARCH INTO BARRIERS AND DRIVERS FOR SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL CHANGE FOR NUTRITION AND HEALTH.
Supporting improved understanding of the factors behind nutrition and health related behavioural change – why some people have, and other people have not, adopted positive practices. Sustainable Solutions Timor-Leste is working across four municipalities to explore the knowledge, attitudes and norms that enable and prevent the adoption of actions, including hand-washing, exclusive breastfeeding, joint-household decision making and consumption of nutritious foods.
FINAL EVALUATION – IMPROVING FAMILY NUTRITION TOGETHER PROJECT.
Evaluating the Hahan project, to measure the extent of achievements towards its intended outcomes in commercial food production and the adoption of good nutrition and hygiene practices in the project areas of Viqueque Municipality. In addition, the evaluation explored aspects like sustainability and inclusiveness of the project. The findings informed recommendations for the remaining period of the project, as well as an expansion programme until 2027.
Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA) Timor-Leste
PRE-PILOT OF THE NENAMU (STEPPING STONES) CURRICULUM STRENGTHENING: EXTERNAL M&E SUPPORT.
Adapting this gender transformative, violence prevention program based on the Stepping Stones curriculum, SSTL supported the Nabilan program and Marie-Stopes Timor-Leste by providing monitoring and evaluation services, conducting interviews with participants and contributing to improvements and changes to the NeNaMu program. SSTL’s oversight and technical input contributed to strengthening the program’s work towards the prevention of violence against women and children.
The Asia Foundation/Nabilan Timor-Leste
Further initiatives supported by SSTL have included the following:
- Assessment of Approaches to Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children, Plan International, 2021
- Supporting the Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion (SEII) on the revision of Timor-Leste’s National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence, Secretary of State for Inclusion and Equality (SEII) / The Asia Foundation, 2021
- CCC Endline Evaluation Consultancy, Rural Women’s Development Program, IWDA, 2021
- Community Resilience, Safety and Security: Community Policing Scoping Study, The Asia Foundation, 2021
- Water Systems Feasibility Survey, TECI/JICA, 2021
- Support to Rede Feto Women’s Forum, IWDA, 2021
- Women’s Action for Voice and Empowerment (WAVE) in-Country Program Management Support, IWDA, 2018 – 2021
- Mid-term Evaluation of Farmer Agro-Enterprise and Food Security Program, Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA), 2020
- Disability Inclusive Heath Program, Health Alliance International, 2020
- Community Based Monitoring Evaluation, Health Alliance International, 2020
- End-Project Evaluation for Civil Society and Governance Program, HIVOS, 2020
- Public Perceptions of Women’s Leadership Report Finalisation, IWDA, 2020
- Mapping Barriers to Women in Engineering, Engineers Without Borders/Feto Enginhera (Women in Engineering), 2020
- Partner Reflection Workshop Facilitation Timor-Leste, IWDA, 2020
- Development of Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Proposal, ALFeLa, 2020
- Platform of Action and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW): Translation, graphic design and publication, Rede Feto, 2019
- Psycho-Social Support to ALFeLa (Women and Children’s Legal Aid), International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) and ALFeLa (Asisténsia Legal ba Feto e Labarik), 2019
- Avansa Agribusiness and Household Surveying, AVANSA/USAID, 2019
- Security, Environment and Economic Pilot: Mt. Ramelau, The Asia Foundation, 2019
- Wave Program Mid-Term Reflection, International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA), 2019
- Developing & Delivering the first Social Services National Qualification in-country, The Asia Foundation, 2016 – 2018
- Gender and Power Analysis and ongoing accompaniment, OXFAM, 2018
- Final Report: Integrated Nutrition Project in Timor-Leste: Reducing Burden of Undernutrition in Timor-Leste , UNICEF, 2018
- Community Policing Program Support, The Asia Foundation, 2018
- Climate Change Adaptation & Early Warning System Adoption, OXFAM, 2017
- Gender and Social Inclusion Evaluation, Café Cooperativa Timor/NCBA, 2017
- Bolsa da Mae (Family Support Payment) client-centred support training for Ministry of Social Solidarity and Inclusion (MSSI), Partnership for Human Development, 2017
- Gender and Social Inclusion Policy Development, Café Cooperativa Timor/NCBA, 2016