National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan, the First & Third National Report to CBD, Establishment of Clearing House Mechanism

Project Summary

The project main objective is to prepare the foundation to design and implement effective response measures to achieve the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Timor-Leste. More specifically, the project will throughly assess and address capacity gaps for biodiversity planning and management in Timor-Leste as a key barrier for effective conservation of its biodiversity, laying the foundation for further biodiversity work in the country. The principal tasks of this project will be to: 1) conduct a comprehensive assessment of the existing information on biodiversity in Timor-Leste; 2) implement a participatory, strategic planning process and develop priorities for action in protecting Timor-Leste’s biodiversity culminating in a NBSAP; 3) conduct a public information campaign to encourage participation in the strategic planning exercises; 4) prepare the first and third National Report for submission to the CoP.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Enabling Activity
Timor Leste
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
277,200 USD
Co-financing Total
18,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
27,720 USD
Total Cost 295,200.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
01 Feb 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
10 Apr 2008
Project closed
28 Jul 2015