Through its network of branches, CVTL is present in each of Timor-Leste’s 13 Districts. It continuously provides much-needed assistance to communities, particularly in the remote rural areas where the humanitarian needs of people remain high.

In 2014, CVTL inaugurated its first National Headquarters building and also completed rehabilitation of 12 of our 13 branch offices.

The strengthening of its governance structures, and ongoing training of volunteers and staff ensures CVTL is well-placed to respond to humanitarian needs wherever and whenever they occur.

The leadership of the CVTL plays important role in the development of a range of operational policies and procedures that ensure its effectiveness and accountability.

National Governing Board (CDN) elected for the period of 2018-2022

President: Madalena F. Melo H. Costa Soares

Vice President: Eduardo Lopes de Carvalho

Secretary GeneralAnacleto Bento Ferreira

Youth President (2019 - 2021): João Bosco Gusmão

Youth Vice President (2019 - 2021): Liliana Ferreira Gaio



Disaster Management: Emidia Belo

Health: João Pinto

Organization Development: Agapito da Silva

External Relations: Vidiana Xareal

Youth: Vicenti Antonio

HR and Admin: Francisco de Carvalhao

Logistics: Eugenio Pinto

Finances: Apolinario Gusmão


Secretary, CDN: Eduardo Lopes de Carvalho

Chairperson, CFN: Cecilio Fernandes

Members of CDN:

Mericio Juvinal Dos Reis (Akara)

Francisco Gusmao Dias Ximenes

Atanasio Francisco Tavares

Veronica Belo

Helio Pereira Lobato

Antonio Soares

Catarina De Araujo


Members of CFN:

Gilberto Ribeiro Da Costa

Caetano Correia Guterres


Rotating Members (2018-2020): 

 Jośe do Carmo Pinto

Luis Pedro Pinto

Quintino Amaral Barros

Serafin Fernandes Ximenes