Resilience
Research and Publications: Resilience
  • LOOKING BACK ON 2018
    Jan 8, 2019

    UNDP’s mangrove project ‘Building Shoreline Resilience of Timor-Leste to Protect the Local Community and Their Livelihoods’ also known as the Costal Resilience Building Project has successfully completed more than two years of operation in Timor Leste. The policy framework and institutional capacity for climate resilient coastal management, mangrove supportive livelihoods to incentivize mangrove restoration, and adoption of integrated approaches to coastal adaptation are the key outcomes that the project aims to achieve.

  • Natural resources: Timorese economic lifeline
    Dec 19, 2018

    The weeklong Permaculture Youth Camp-2018 is scheduled to kick off on 25 November in Maubise – a historic town 70 km south of Timor-Leste’s capital Dili.

  • Mangroves Field Identification Manual of Timor-Leste
    Sep 3, 2018

    During this documentation process of Timor Leste Mangrove, the author has sighted about 35 species (including previous identifications) including some back mangroves and mangrove associates which plays an integral part of this coast ecosystem were identified and documented with photographs and brief descriptions needs further conservations efforts to restore and regeneration process. The project extensively supports communities living around knowledge and skill transfer for better restoration and regeneration of the mangrove ecosystems in all project Municipalities.

  • National Coastal Vulnerability Assessment and Designing of Integrated Coastal Management and Adaptation Strategic Plan for Timor-Leste
    Jun 27, 2018

    The assignment “National Coastal Vulnerability Assessment and Designing of Integrated Coastal Management and Adaptation Strategic Plan for Timor-Leste” is a part of the project “Building Shoreline Resilience of Timor-Leste to Protect Local Communities and Their Livelihoods”, funded by the Global Environmental Facility. The aim was addressing key climate change induced challenges of the coastal areas in Timor-Leste, by conducting an extensive coastal vulnerability assessment1. The results of the assessment served as a basis to develop a set of appropriate National Coastal Adaptation Strategies.

  • Coastal Resilience Building Project Newsletter
    Apr 17, 2018

    As mangroves are a vital natural defense to the impacts of climate change, extensive mangroves and coastal wetlands ecosystem protection and restoration interventions will be implemented while strengthening alternative livelihoods options and integrated approaches to coastal adaptation to protect the coastal communities and productive lands. Public awareness raising about the important role of coastal ecosystems in shoreline protection and climate change adaptation and mitigation is an integral part of the programme.

  • DARDC Project Bulletins
    Apr 1, 2018

    The Dili-Ainaro Corridor project seeks to reduce the risks that Timor-Leste faces from natural disasters and climate change and help minimize the losses that result to its infrastructure assets and livelihoods.

  • Community Agroforestry Guide
    Feb 20, 2018

    Agroforestry is a system of farming that combines trees with agricultural crops. It increases profits through creation of plant diversity, improves agricultural quality, prevents land degradation, reduces the risk of crop failure, protects against soil erosion and reduces the need for fertilizers among other benefits.

  • Vulnerability Assessment and Community Action Plan
    Jan 31, 2018

    A participatory community-based vulnerability assessment (CVA) and development of climate risk responsive community action plan (CAP) have recently been completed covering 24 sucos in Aileu, Ainaro, Manufahi, and Ermera municipalities across Dili Ainaro Road Development Corridor (DARDC) in Timor Leste.

  • Building shoreline resilience of Timor Leste to protect local communities and their livelihoods project factsheet
    Jan 25, 2018

    As mangroves are a vital natural defense to the impacts of climate change, extensive mangroves and coastal wetlands ecosystem protection and restoration interventions will be implemented while strengthening alternative livelihoods options and integrated approaches to coastal adaptation to protect the coastal communities and productive lands.

  • Assessment Report of the Biophysical, Ecological and Socio-Economic Conditions of Mangroves Ecosystem of Timor-Leste
    Jan 19, 2018

    The aim of this report is to help the efforts for mangrove restoration in Timor-Leste, particularly by providing the current biophysical state of mangroves in the country that could be used to design the area, target species, and methods of restoration.

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