Joao da Cruz Cardoso
Joao da Cruz Cardoso is an alumnus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/Fulbright and University of Hawaii at Hilo/East-West Center/USTL.
Timor-Leste: The new president needs to tune in
In the battle for leadership, an integral part of good governance has been overlooked: listening to the people.
Timor-Leste’s presidential election: Watching for generational change
The heroes of the independence movement still dominate the political scene, only the emotional ties are ageing.
Planning for progress in Timor-Leste
Protecting a growing population in Dili from disasters requires a cross-community effort – not just government.
Dili floods a costly consequence of poor urban planning
Reactive measures by the Timor-Leste government and aid from overseas won’t prevent the same disaster next time.
Timor-Leste’s youth leave or get left behind
Young people make up most of the country’s unemployed, sending many overseas, while needed skills go unmet at home.