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NEWS | Building Tsunami Preparendess in Schools in Timor-Leste

14 May 2018:  Countries in the Asia-Pacific region including Timor-Leste are vulnerable to fast forming natural hazards like tsunamis. Evacuation drills are an effective way of increasing awareness and preparedness among schools in high-risk coastal areas. Timor-Leste has trained a total of 750 students to recognize the tsunami warning signs and protect their lives during natural disasters. Read more >>


NEWS | UNDP Concludes Tsunami Education Activities and Evacuation Drills in Schools in Timor-Leste

09 April 2018:  More than 750 students in Timor-Leste received training on tsunami evacuation and first aid in efforts to strengthen the preparedness of schools for natural disasters. UNDP tsunami drills were held in five primary schools situated at less than 500m above sea level across Timor-Leste. Read more >>



NEWS | Over 750 Schoolchildren Participate in Tsunami Evacuation Trainings in Coastal Areas

08 April 2018:  This initiative is being implemented by the UN Developemnt Programme in Asia and the Pacific in 18 countries vulnerable to tsunamis. In Timor Leste, over 750 students received training on tsunami evacuation and first aid. Read more >>



NEWS | UNDP Kicks off Series of Tsunami Evacuation Drills in Timor-Leste 

16 March 2018: More than 150 students in Timor Leste participated in their first tsunami evacuation drill today. It was conducted by UNDP,  National Directorate for Disaster Risk Management and Manututo Municipality, supported by the International Organisation for Migration, Red Cross and the Government of Japan. Read more >>



NEWS | Timor-Leste among 18 Asia-Pacific Countries to Participate in a Regional Tsunami Preparedness Project

10 July 2017 - Japan Pledges $1.5 million for Tsunami Awareness and Disaster Risk Information in Asia-Pacific. The project is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme and funded by the Government of Japan. Read more>>


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Final Results in Timor-Leste:

students, teachers and members of school administration have participated in the drills

schools have organized tsunami education, developed evacuation plans, conducted drills


Contact us

Shairi Mathur
Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist,
UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub
 : shairi.mathur@undp.org



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