Elisabeth Lino de Araujo is the Timor Leste Country Manager of Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA and has worked for APHEDA for the past 18 years. In November 2017, Elisabeth was elected to the board of Forum ONG Timor Leste (FONGTIL), Timor Leste’s peak NGO Organisation, as International NGO representative and Treasurer.
From 1998 to 2000 Elisabeth worked closely with Bishop Belo as a Human Rights Investigator for the Justice and Peace Commission of the Dili Diocese, monitoring human rights abuses during the latter part of the Indonesian occupation. Elisabeth also participated as a local observer and scrutineer during the 1999 Referendum for Independence.
Elisabeth was very active in the student movement at the University of East Timor (UNTIM) and the East Timor Student Solidarity Council and she worked as a journalist for the Suara Timor Timur daily newspaper. Elisabeth is also the current President of Cricket Timor Leste.