December 12, 2013 – December 12, 2018
The programme aims to:
- Improve capacity of populations living in the selected postos administrativos vulnerable to climate change
- Improve their livelihood options by using local development mechanisms, social inclusion and conflict management
The Global Climate Change Alliance Programme Timor-Leste (GCCA-TL) is financed by the European Union (EU) and co-implemented with technical assistance of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the Camões, Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, I.P. (Camões, I. P.) and in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Timor-Leste.
The specific objective of GCCA-TL is to improve the capacity of populations living in the selected postos administrativos vulnerable to climate change risks to cope with climate change effects through the sustainable management of their natural resources and the improvement of their livelihood options, by using local development mechanisms and taking social inclusion and conflict management into account.
Expected results are:
1) Weather monitoring is made reliable
2) Rural communities are able to identify adapted responses to climate challenges
3) The resilience of rural communities to climate change is enhanced
In the Aldeia Uailaba, Suco Laisorulai de Cima, Posto Administrativo Quelicai, Municipio Baucau, after the conduction of a participatory processes, facilitated by GCCA, to analyze their vulnerabilities as a community and identify feasible alternatives that can be implemented to reduce this vulnerability; a group of 25 families, headed by Mr. Alvino Adriano Alves, decided to form the “Maranata” Nursery group and produce 7000 Mahogany seedlings in a semi temporary agro-forestry nursery with the support of GIZ-GCCA in order to protect their land, their water sources and improve their income in the future and consequently be more adapted to the changes in climate.
Mr. Alvino, as a leader of the group, is convinced that planting trees can help them to recover their environment, as was in their grandparent’s time, and can provide a better future for them and their children. He said that all the disasters that are happening now in their community is because the people has lost the understanding of the importance of the trees, they cut the trees for different reasons, but the effect of this practices are making them more vulnerable.