• Football stadium and field
    Construction of a spectator stand (SERC Project, Dili, East Timor)
  • East Timor's first rope pump
    Installed in Metinaro as part of the SERC Project
  • East Timor's first rope pump
    Installed in Metinaro as part of the SERC Project
  • Community Centre Rehabilitation
    Rehabilitation of a community centre in Mauc, Dili (BEFORE)
  • Community Centre Rehabilitation
    Rehabilitation of a community centre in Mauc, Dili (AFTER)
  • Tapstand Construction
    Water supply rehabilitation in 4 de Setembru, Dili
  • Tapstand with clothes washing facilities
    Water supply rehabilitation in 4 de Setembru, Dili
  • Water Supply Rehabilitation
    Inauguration of water supply rehabilitation project in 4 de Setembru, Dili
  • Youth Centre
    Constructed in Atsabe, Ermera District
  • Atsabe Inauguration
    Men performing in traditional ceremony for youth centre inauguration
  • Atsabe Inauguration
    Women leading the crowd as part of traditional ceremony - youth centre inauguration
  • Pre-school Rehabilitation
    Preschool building before project intervention - Zero III, Dili
  • Pre-school Rehabilitation
    Preschool building after project intervention - Zero III, Dili
  • Sports facilities
    Constructed in Rai Nain, Dili

UNDP SERC Project

The Strengthening Early Recovery for Comprehensive and Sustainable Reintegration of IDPs (SERC) Project was conceived in the aftermath of the tensions and violence in East Timor in 2006/07 as a way to bring conflicted communities together and work towards a common community led goal. The project was implemented through the Ministry of Social Solidarity and ran from March 2009 until March 2011.

Using participatory processes, SERC mobilisers worked with communities to identify and agree on an infrastructure project that would be of benefit to the whole community. SERC engineers then designed the infrastructure and managed the implementation, ensuring as much community involvement as possible in the process.

Twenty three projects were built, ranging from community centres, to sports facilities, drainage and water supply projects and schools.

 

FH Designs consultants' involvement in the SERC Project

Paul Tyndale-Biscoe was the Project Engineer on the SERC Project from September 2009 until January 2010, and the Project Manager from January 2010 until the project's completion in March 2011. The final report from the SERC Project is available here. An independent evaluation of the SERC Project was conducted in April 2011 and the evaluation report is available here.