In Timor Leste, El Nino phenomenon of 2015-2016 is pronounced as significant delays in the rainy season and the consequent impacts on livelihoods and high likelihood of La Nina. The initial assessments and the government’s bimonthly monitoring reports have shown that the impact of El Nino varies in different parts of the country rendering to the rugged landscape of the country and consequent local climatic variations from north to south and from lower altitudes at the coastal region to the higher altitudes in the middle parts of the country. The preliminary assessment results (WFP) from mid-February have shown that Eastern and Southern parts of the country are impacted the most. According to the assessments, about 400,000 people are affected severely and the numbers are expected to rise as the slow onset of disaster will be more prominent in the health and sanitation, nutrition and other aspects of livelihood.
The objective of this project is to support the capacities of the Resident Coordinator’s Office in its role as the lead of HCT in Timor Leste, strengthen the government’s role in coordinating El Nino response, and support UNDP to contribute significantly to the government’s plan and actions to respond effectively to manage the impacts of El Nino in Timor Leste.
- Rapid Recovery needs assessment to inform the long term recovery priorities conducted
- Coordination mechanisms established and Response and Recovery Plan Developed
- Capacity of the government entities at the national and sub-national to lead the El Nino recovery efforts