2023 Achievements of the Climate Resilience Project in Timor-Leste

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2023 Achievements of the Climate Resilience Project in Timor-Leste

February 8, 2024

The UNDP Timor-Leste in partnership with the Government of Timor-Leste and funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is implementing the project “Safeguarding Rural Communities and their Physical Assets from Climate Induced Disasters in Timor-Leste”. The main objective of the project is to safeguard vulnerable communities and their physical assets from climate-induced disasters mainly floods, landslides, erosion, and droughts. It aims to address existing institutional, financial, and legislative barriers, increasing the climate resilience of vulnerable small-scale rural infrastructure. The main activities of the project include climate risk information system development, construction/rehabilitation of 130 units of climate-smart small-scale rural infrastructure (rural roads, irrigation systems, water supply, and flood protection), and catchment management through an eco-based approach. All the activities are complemented by strengthening policies & and regulations and through capacity building. The project targets 175,840 direct beneficiaries, an estimated 15% of the total population in six disaster-prone municipalities of Liquica, Aileu, Ermera, Baucau, Lautem, and Viqueque.