The objective of the grant is to provide technical assistance to the Government of Timor-Leste on disaster risk reduction and preparedness; and to provide advisory services on damage assessments and resilient recovery planning following recent disaster events.This grant supported the Government of Timor-Leste’s post-disaster damage assessment following a cycloneSeroja by conducting a remote assessment, focusing on impacts in the key sectors of housing, transport, andagriculture. The grant will also address longer-term needs for risk reduction investments and emergency preparedness by delivering technical assessments and capacity building activities.

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