The objective is to enhance the Government of
Timor-Leste (GoTL) capacities for disaster risk analysis to optimize the
government’s disaster and climate risk financing and prioritize investments in risk reduction,
and post-disaster response and recovery. The technical assistance intends to support GoTL
to develop the technical approaches and increase the efficiency of risk
reduction investments and improve the country’s financial protection through enhanced
climate and disaster risk financing mechanisms.

The grant aims to: (i) develop analytics, tools,
and methodologies to aid evidence-based prioritization of risk financing and investments
to foster socioeconomic resilience, and to mainstream disaster risk reduction and
climate resilience into spatial planning and investments (at national and
subnational levels), (ii) identify priority areas of needs and financing gaps for
strengthening climate resilience, (iii) help assess and, where possible, access
viability of mechanisms for disaster and climate risk financing, and (iv)
develop a better understanding of climate and disaster risk mitigation measures
needed in the Timor-Leste context including in key urban areas such as Dili

Sendai Priorities

Priority 1Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction