The project will assist the Government of Timor-Leste to achieve the national priorities it has set in its
National Strategic Development Plan for 2011 to 2030, and in its current annual National Priorities by
enhancing national capacities. This project is designed to build the capacity of the agencies to engage
effectively together in the series of concurrent national assessment and planning exercises, the
subsequent development and implementation of policies and substantial programme, and the
monitoring of results and strengthening of future planning and actions. More specifically, this project
will address specific cross-cutting capacity development priorities identified in the NCSA in order to
catalyze Timor-Leste’s more effective participation in environmentally sound and sustainable
development in a way that produces co-benefits for the global environment. Thus, the goal of this
project is for the Timor-Leste to be better enabled to meet their obligations under the three Rio
Conventions. This requires the country to have the necessary capacities to coordinate efforts, as well as
best practices for integrating global environmental priorities into planning, decision-making, and
reporting processes. To that end, the objective of this project is to strengthen institutional capacity for
effectively managing information systems for national MEA obligations and monitoring impact and
Enhanced institutional and technical capacities to use data and information for planning and
coordination of technical directorates;
global environmental obligations mainstreamed into select sectoral policies, legislation, plans
and programmes; and
enhanced awareness and value of the global environment
Project results (Expected)
Institutional arrangements and inter-agency agreements on information management are
negotiated in terms of Rio Conventions related data and information.
One consultative and coordinating mechanism formalized that catalyzes the mainstreaming of
global environmental obligations within national development planning and policy formulation
At least one by-law or legal instrument has been developed or strengthened to catalyze
compliance with standards to support the realization of Rio Convention obligations.
At least one sectoral plan effectively integrated with criteria and indicators that reinforce Rio
Convention obligations achievements.
An integrated monitoring and evaluation plan generated for national level data management for
A resource mobilization plan generated for Rio Conventions related activities for Timor Leste in
liner with the SDP.
National awareness on Rio Conventions enhanced through public service announcements,