[TimorLesteStudies] New Timor Website

Jennifer Drysdale jenster at cres10.anu.edu.au
Mon May 7 13:56:20 EST 2007

>Please direct enquiries to: Rebecca Spence
>rspence1 at une.edu.au
>Dear Jennifer, can you please distribute,  Thanks,  Rebecca
>The Friendship Manual, a website based manual has just  been 
>released. It can be found at: http://www.comraded.org/timor
>The website focuses upon the  the process of setting up and running 
>Friendship Agreements.
>The manual has been designed by Dr Rebecca Spence with input from a 
>number of people including Jose Mousaca, Alex Gusmao and Fiona 
>Ninnes, members of Evolverus (Leo Dutra, Manuela Taboada, Jeannet 
>van der Lee and Mick O'Loughlin), various Friendship committees and 
>commissions or Friends of East Timor.
>The manual is the result of a three year research project which 
>investigated Friendship Groups in Australia and Timor. Academic 
>articles and reports have been written on the research findings. 
>Links to these are in the website. The development of a manual was 
>specifically requested by many individuals who are involved in 
>Friendship groups. We have taken advice from both Timorese and 
>Australians as to what should be included as key issues. So several 
>of the sections of the manual are focussed upon issues that existing 
>Friendship groups deem important and would wish to share with new 
>Friendship groups. Other sections of the manual offer ideas on 
>deepening relationships through adopting participatory approaches to 
>community engagement, needs assessment, strategic planning, and 
>monitoring and evaluation processes.
>For further information and suggestions, please contact Dr Rebecca 
>Spence rspence1 at une.edu.au
>Rebecca Spence Ph.D
>Senior Lecturer in Peace Studies,
>Centre for Peace Studies,
>School of Professional Development and Leadership,
>University of New England
>NSW 2351
>00 61 267 735095 (ph)
>00 61 267 733350 (fax)
>Please visit our new and updated website: 
>Directory of Units web site http://www.une.edu.au/timetable/index-sou.htm
>Please note that I am currently working part time. I do not work on 
>Fridays.  If your email arrives on Friday, there will be a delay in response.
>"Let us dream boldly. Let us dream boldly that our feet may carry us 
>through the challenging realities that stir around us" (John Paul 
>Lederach 1999:202).

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