The Sendai Framework is the successor instrument to the Hyogo Framework for Action
(HFA) 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. The
HFA was conceived to give further impetus to the global work under the International
Framework for Action for the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction of 1989,
and the Yokohama Strategy for a Safer World : Guidelines for Natural Disaster Prevention,
Preparedness and Mitigation and its Plan of Action, adopted in 1994 and the International
Strategy for Disaster Reduction of 1999
Timor-Leste is highly vulnerable to natural disasters associated with droughts, floods, landslides and soil erosion resulting from the combination of heavy monsoon rain, steep topography and widespread deforestation. At the same time, the most serious implication of climate change for the country is likely to be an increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events.