Land tenure issues in Timor-Leste are complex and deeply shaped by the nation’s history. In this presentation Bernardo Almeida will summarize the main findings of his PhD thesis where he, taking an insider’s perspective, studies the development of the Timorese formal land tenure system from independence in 2002 to 2018.
West Papua, a former Dutch colony* , has the second largest rainforest after the Amazon, a great biodiversity and very rich natural resources. In fact the largest gold and third largest copper mine is located in West Papua
Kucini (kitchen, from Portuguese ‘cozinha’); kallu (palm wine, Tamil); kakkus (toilet, from Dutch ‘kakhuis’): three words from Pondicherry Tamil that condense the impact of creolisation as transoceanic cultural process forged through encounter and collaboration, adaptation and resistance.