Strengthening Community Resilience to Climate Induced Natural Disasters in the Dili to Ainaro Road Development Corridor

About the Dili-Ainaro Corridor Joint Programme

 Reforestation, Agroforestry and Terracing in Aituto village, Maubisse Administrative Post, Ainaro Municipality

Hydro-meteorological hazards, including flash floods, destructive winds and landslides, are the country’s most frequent and damaging natural phenomena regularly threatening vital infrastructure and posing serious risks to local communities and their livelihoods. Incorporating the potential for climate induced disasters when designing infrastructure is a key component of disaster risk management, one that pays for itself by reducing both recurrence and maintenance costs and the costs related to post-disaster recovery. (Lee versaun Tetum iha ne'e)

Implemented in partnership with the World Bank, this joint programme addresses the disaster related issues along the Dili-Ainaro road corridor and will showcase what can be done to minimize and prevent the impact of local disasters on large scale infrastructure and communities.

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.

Project goals

  • Improve understanding of the natural disaster risks faced by the Dili-Ainaro corridor, and communicate those risks to strengthen evidence based planning and investment
  • Develop national and sub-national capacity for managing disaster risks including mainstreaming DRM in national, sub-national and sectoral strategies
  • Demonstrate effective risk management practices to make assets and livelihoods more disaster and climate resilient in the Dili-Ainaro corridor


Budget Donor
US$5,250,000 Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)
US$900,000 World Bank parallel funding (Global Fund DRR)
US$2,700,000 World Bank parallel funding (PHRD)- to be approved
Total budget US$8,850,000m  

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