Speakers 2019

TEDxDili has quite the lineup of speakers planned for February 9, 2019:


Natalino Ornai Guterres

Natalino Ornai Guterres, who has founded several youth movements including MAC - Crianças Unidas and Hatutan. He organized the first Pride March in Timor in 2017 and is committed to creating a nation that is inclusive for the LGBT community.

Teresa Cunha

With a postgraduate degree in 'Scientific Illustration’, she began her doctoral thesis in 2015 at the University of Aveiro, with the theme ‘Communicating Timorese medicinal knowledge through scientific illustration'. She currently lives in Timor-Leste where she teaches biology and develops her research on the ancestral knowledge of Timorese in the use of plants for medicinal purposes.

Xisto Silva

A multi-talented Timorese artist who has become one of the most sought after artists in Timor. His many talents include art, miming, painting and sculpting. Xisto has performed his art locally and internationally. He is continuously evolving and enhancing his art and is a deep believer in human potential.

Felipe da Costa

Filipe has persevered within the structures of the Timor-Leste Government and donor organizations to elevate the critical issue of children's malnutrition to the level of a national concern. He has some creative ideas and practical experience on how to address the issue of Timor-Leste's double burden of malnutrition and (emerging) over nutrition (read: obesity) which can also help to diversify the country's economy and improve livelihoods in rural areas by bringing back pride and confidence in Timorese traditional, indigenous and survival foods.