UNDP Spends up to 18 million USD for 22 programs in 2021

UNDP Spends up to 18 million USD for 22 programs in 2021

The UNDP Resident Representative in Timor-Leste, Munkhtuya Altangerel (Image/UNDP)

DILI 9 november, 2021 (TATOLI)- The United Nations Development  (UNDP) spent up to 18 million USD for 22 programs by the year 2021 in Timor-Leste.

The UNDP Resident Representative in Timor-Leste, Munkhtuya Altangerel said UNDP faced a very challenging year. But UNDP is achieving a very dramatic and interesting result by the year 2021.

“UNDP generally focuses its works on three diversion programs such as climate action and health system responses and governance,” UNDP Resident Representative in Timor-Leste, Munkhtuya Altangerel informed Tatoli at her office, UN house, Kaikoli. this Tuesday.

Climate Action

The Climate Action program is a GCF-backed project for protecting rural communities from climate change. the project was implemented with a total amount of $22.4 million grant from the Green Climate Fund with over $36 million in government co-funding.

Activities composed of

  • Safeguarding rural communities and their physical assets from climate-induced disasters in Timor-Leste.
  • Disaster Management Reference project in Timor-Leste.
  • Flood responds, Emergency supply, Hamutuk Servi Komunidade, Climate Change reduction, green world, and household and building damage assessment and among others.
  • Those projects will support the implementation of 130 climate-resilient small-scale infrastructures across six municipalities that have been identified as most vulnerable to climate-related hazards. Approximately 175,840 people – around 15% of the population – will benefit from 38 new water supply systems, 25 irrigation schemes, 216 kilometers of rural roads, and 20 flood-protection infrastructures.
  • There is some specific project of ‘’Hamutuk Serbi Komunidade” that has given the indirect beneficiaries for 68,000 people in 42 aldeia across DILI.

Health System program and Covid-19 responses

For its part, The UNDP has been supported Timorese Government, in the fight against COVID-19, by helping the Government in the procurement of COVID-19 prevention equipment and providing the medicine during the pandemic at the same time support the Government to create the covid-19 manual resilience preparation for the presidential election.

  • The budget utilized for the procurement of medicines and medical equipment for COVID-19 costs $5.7 million.
  • Covid-Resilient Election implemented with the total budget of $1,587,7.

Activities composed of

  •  Support municipal EMB offices to become COVID-resilient, accessible, and environmentally friendly;
  •  Address the underlying issues of long-term resilience to pandemics such as COVID by developing COVID-Resilient Election Plan and Manuals;
  •  Provide effective and innovative electoral and COVID-19 awareness communication, and
  •  Strengthen the participation and representation of youth, women, and persons with disabilities in politics; in pursuit of informed, inclusive, and COVID-resilient elections.

Government Digitalization program/Youth and Economic Empowerment

For its part, The UNDP supports the Government in the Integration of the National Financing framework and Financial Diversification in Timor-Leste (INFF). funded with the total amount of $437,405.

Activities composed of

  • Increasing public investments mobilized within SDG-aligned programs.
  • A solid multi-sectoral governance and coordination structures to implement the establishment of INFF, including an INFF Oversight Secretariat.
  • An integrated financing strategy will be articulated bringing together the policies, instruments, and partnerships used to govern public and private finance.
  • An INFF Roadmap will be articulated to prioritize the subsequent steps to be taken, including priority financing reforms
  • The capacity assessment for Climate finance, budget review, and preparation of road map.
  • Scalable sectoral climate financing mechanisms to channel investments into sectoral development plans are developed
  • Innovative and scalable climate financing programs developed and climate change projects piloted to leverage public and private sector resources into SDG implementation.

Programs achieved by UNDP in 2021

UNDP has been accomplished 22 programs in 2021 by spending 18 million USD with the support from partners; ADB, the Embassy of Japan, the Republic of Korea, GEF, and others.

program composed of:

1. Climate Action (Flood responds) 2. Health Systems (Covid-19) 3. Digital government 4. Gender Equality 5. Economy development 6. Marine EcoSystem 7. Accelerator Lab. 8. Innovation for youth 9. Electoral Assistance 10.Rural Infrastructure 11. Dili to Ainaro Road Development 12. Anticorruption 13. Energy from Biomass 14. Recycling Promotion 15. Food distribution 16. Spotlight 17. Parliament 18. Coastal Resilience 19. Decentralization 20. Environmental policy 21. Oé- Cusse Development 22. Justice Sector.

These programs have been benefited a total of 28.802 beneficiaries across 12 municipalities including Oé-Cusse Ambeno (RAEOA).




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