Enhancing Early Warning Systems to build greater resilience to hydro-meteorological hazards in Timor-Leste

Enhancing Early Warning Systems to build greater resilience to hydro-meteorological hazards in Timor-Leste

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 07 Oct 2021 at B.30
  • Est. completion 24 Mar 2027
  • ESS Category Category C

Timor-Leste is a Least Developed Country (LDC) and also one of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) which is in the process of re-building its government systems and infrastructure after 25 years of conflict.  Climate change —manifested through rising mean temperature, warming and rising sea level, ocean acidification and deoxygenation, less predictable and more extreme rainfall, tropical cyclones, flooding, landslides and prolonged droughts—presents serious challenges to Timor-Leste’s development and risks to lives, livelihoods, health, biodiversity, food security, water supply and economic growth.  This project will help to transform Timor-Leste’s climate information capabilities and early warning systems – which are vital to the country’s response to climate change.

The country’s climate information services, early warning systems and disaster risk reduction mechanisms will be expanded and upgraded in a number of ways to enhance: disaster risk knowledge; detection, monitoring, analysis and forecasting of hazards and possible consequences; warning dissemination and communication; and preparedness and response capabilities. The project will complement the investments in infrastructure being made in project FP109, by providing high quality climate information and science-based advice on planning adaptation.  

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


05 Sep 2019 - 764 days

Concept note received

05 Sep 2019

Funding proposal received

12 Aug 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

05 Apr 2021

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

14 Sep 2021


07 Oct 2021 - 169 days

Approved by GCF Board

07 Oct 2021

Cleared by iTAP

07 Oct 2021

FAA executed

08 Oct 2021

Under implementation

24 Mar 2022 - 791 days so far

FAA effective

24 Mar 2022

Disbursement - USD 7,458,647

13 Jul 2022

Disbursement - USD 4,187,752

19 Jan 2024

To be completed

24 Mar 2027 - 1,037 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

Two priority groups

  • Least Developed Countries
  • Small Island Developing States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing56% disbursed

GrantUSD 20,980,722
Total GCF Financing
USD 20,980,722


Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 748,400
Total Co-Financing
USD 748,400

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Environment Programme
Mr. Henrik Slotte

Special Advisor, Resource Mobilization, Global Environment Facility and Green Climate Fund Coordinator, Corporate Services Division
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, P.O. Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone +41 22 917 85 98
Mr. Sean Khan

GCF Coordinator, Corporate Services Division
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, P.O. Box 30552 Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone +254 20 762 3795
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National Designated Authority

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Minister of Tourism and Environment
Mr. Pedro Marçal Da Costa Primary
President of National Designated Authority for Combating Climate Change (AND I.P.) National Focal Point for UNFCCC, GCF & CDM Ministry of Tourism and Environment
Fomento Office, Rua Dom Boa Ventura No. 16, Mandarin, Dili, Timor-Leste
Phone +670 77571385
Phone +670 78580064
Mr. Augusto Pinto Secondary
Director for the National Directorate of Climate Change
Fomento Office, Rua Dom Boa Ventura No. 16, Mandarin, Dili, Timor-Leste
Phone +670 7781 1530

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