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Timor-Leste has just reached new milestones towards UN Sendai Framework and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Posted 12th May 2023

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Timor-Leste has just reached new milestones towards the United Nations (UN) Sendai Framework and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), completing the final phases of an early warning capacity enhancement project in partnership with the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC Global). The project is aimed at saving lives and reducing losses by filling gaps in early warning technology and critical data needed for effective decision-making. The undertaking between the two is important to Timor-Leste given the nation’s sharp increase in floods, tropical cyclone impacts, and other weather-related hazards associated with climate change.

The final workshop for the project, organized by PDC, took place in Dili from April 24-27, 2023, with the participation of Timor-Leste’s Civil Protection Authority (CPA) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The workshop was also attended by the National Directorate of Meteorology and Geophysics (DNMG), UN Development Program (UNDP), and Mercy Corps. The workshop followed training for PDC’s DisasterAWARE platform—a decision support tool that provides early warnings for multiple hazards, data sharing tools, and anticipated hazard impact information derived from PDC’s advanced models and AI for Humanity technology.

Phot shows Timor-Leste’s CPA President, Inspector Ismael da Costa Babo addressing participants at the final Early Warning Capacity Development workshop.

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