Research and Publications: Resilience
Jun 27, 2018National Coastal Vulnerability Assessment and Designing of Integrated Coastal Management and Adaptation Strategic Plan for Timor-Leste
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan 25, 2018Building shoreline resilience of Timor Leste to protect local communities and their livelihoods project factsheet
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.
Jan 19, 2018Assessment Report of the Biophysical, Ecological and Socio-Economic Conditions of Mangroves Ecosystem of Timor-Leste
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.
Nov 1, 2017
It is critical that Disaster Risk Management (DRM) interventions are gender responsive and rights-based to reduce disaster risks for women and men, girls and boys and vulnerable population groups. Such inclusive approaches will ensure the effective implementation of DRM interventions and positive results. This policy brief provides some key recommendations on designing gender responsive DRM processes.
Sep 1, 2017
The main objective of the project is to protect critical economic infrastructure for sustained human development from climate induced natural hazards
Jun 12, 2017Economic analysis and implementation strategy of selected mangrove supportive livelihood options for the targeted coastal community of Timor-Leste
The objective of this study is to undertake an economic valuation of mangrove supportive livelihoods. It is assessing the existing livelihood / economic activities and recommend the most feasible activities to the respective target mangrove restoration sites. This can be new or existing economic activity supporting livelihood options for coastal community which would enhance biodiversity conservation in the long-run and to enhance resilience through adopting ecosystem-based approaches.