Comissão Nacional Chega!: international cooperation to preserve historical memory

Hugo Fernandes, Executive Director of Centro Nacional Chega! (CNC), has recently briefed the Prime-Minister on CNC’s activities during the first quarter of 2021.

After another of his regular meetings with the PM, Hugo Fernandes said that CNC remains aligned with the 8th Constitutional Government’s policies for the preservation of Timor-Leste’s historical memory.

He disclosed that CNC had recently entered into a partnership with Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOP) and Portugal to develop a project that will have a research component dubbed ‘resistência e afirmação cultural: pesquisar, preservar, contemporanizar e circular’ (resistance and cultural self-assertion: research, preservation, present-day relevance and circulation) funded by the European Union and Instituto Camões.

CNC’s Executive Director also revealed that the institution had recently signed an agreement  with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) worth USD $5 million that will run for 4 years and fund three programmes: the rehabilitation and digitisation of the archive, an education centre for peace and an exchange programme on conflict and reconciliation.

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