Strengthening the Resilience of Small-Scale Rural Infrastructure (SRRI) and Local Government Systems to Climate Risk

About the SRRI project

A drainage canal project in Ermera district. Photo: Local Governance Support Programme/UNDP TL-UNCDF
A drainage canal project in Ermera district. Photo: Local Governance Support Programme/UNDP TL-UNCDF

Timor-Leste’s vulnerability to many of the region’s habitual climatic phenomena create impediments to the country’s growth and development. These phenomena include rising sea levels, increasing climatic variability, and increasing intensity of extreme events. Related risks include increased incidence of floods, droughts, erosion, and landslides. (Lee versaun Tetum iha ne'e)

UNDP’s SRRI programme focuses on strengthening administrative capacity, accountability and public participation at the local level to help ensure that climate risks are properly weighed and are reflective of local decision-making. SSRI will also ensure that future small scale rural infrastructure, which is essential to local needs, is designed and constructed in a way that accounts for climate-related risks.

SRRI partners with UNDP’s Local Governance Support Programme (LGSP) to deliver concrete measures to significantly increase the resilience of critical rural infrastructure to climate related impacts in high risk districts.

Project goals

 

  • Better, more reliable access to water resources
  • Improve communities’ ability to cope with climate pressures
  • Longer lasting, better designed water-related infrastructure
  • Improve community leaders’ understanding of climate issues and the economic benefits of including climate factors in infrastructure budgeting

Finances



Total budget Donor
US$5 million Global Environment Fund (GEF)/LDCF
Project overview
Status:
Active
Duration:
2012 – 2015
Location:
National
Partners:
Ministry of Economy and Development; Ministry of State Administration and Territorial Management
Project officer:
TBA