GCF Readiness Support to Timor-Leste

Project background

The Green Climate Fund is funding the Government of Timor Leste through the National Directorate for Climate Change on its Readiness and Preparatory Project, initiated February 2017 with the support from UNDP as the implementing partner. The outcomes of the project are to 1) Establish and strengthen the National Designated Authority (NDA) and focal points, and 2) Develop a strategic framework for engagement with the Fund, including the preparation of the country programme. The project is implemented under direct implementation modality. (Lee versaun Tetum iha ne'e)

Project activities

  • Stocktaking exercise of all climate change activities, plans, laws and regulations and conducting a country assessment based on the exercise
  • Develop a Capacity Development Strategy for NDA
  • Establish and strengthen roles of NDA 
  • Develop and establish “No-Objection Procedure” 
  • Develop mechanisms of screening, prioritizing and recommending proposals submitted to NDA 
  • Conduct 2 national consultations to consult on the NDA and country coordination mechanism through establishing Special Committee for Climate Financing
  • Stocktaking exercise of all Climate Change plans to develop climate investment priorities 

Project results

  • Completed Country Assessment Report which gave a clear view of existing Government efforts to address the issues of climate change
  • Developed the ToR for NDA and Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) 
  • The GCF Focal Point, acting as the de facto NDA is currently functioning and effectively leading and coordinating with a wide range of key stakeholders for climate change and GCF related matters.  
  • The “No-Objection Procedure” has been developed, however the implementation has been delayed due to the current political situation in Timor-Leste. The procedure will be reviewed once the government is formed to suit the new arrangements and mandate. 
  • The stakleholder engagement and country coordination mechanism has been developed and currently waiting for the approval from the Government (or Vice Ministry for Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment).
  • Stocktaking exercise and ranking of the climate investment priorities have been undertaken to develop the Country Programme Framework which will be finalized in May 2018. 



Project start date:

September 2016

Estimated end date:

December 2019

Focus area:

  • inclusive growth
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Timor-Leste

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Green Climate Fund
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $46,055

    2018 $133,980

    2017 $92,691

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