Disaster Risk Management

What is the Programme about?

The Disaster Risk Management Programme (DRMP) is the primary mechanism through which UNDP addresses disaster preparedness, response, recovery and risk reduction in Tajikistan. DRMP was originally established in 2003. It addresses the serious and chronic problems faced by Tajikistan and its regional neighbors with regard to natural disaster management – comprising of disaster preparedness, response, recovery and most importantly mitigation and prevention by three UN agencies (UN ISDR, OCHA, led by UNDP). In 2007, following the successful completion of the first phase of the project, it was reorganized into a programme directly executed by UNDP. The second phase of the programme covered the period of 2007-2009 and was aimed at the reduction of natural disasters impact on vulnerable communities by strengthening national capacity to prevent, coordinate and respond to natural disasters. The programme continues to strengthen the capacity of the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense at the national level, while building regional mechanisms for DRM and mainstreaming DRM into state policy at the national and sub-national level.

Currently, Disaster Risk Management Programme is entering its third phase, and will cover a 6 year period of 2010-2015.

Accomplishments so far

  • Strengthening Search and Rescue capacities through provision of specialized training, equipment and improved legislation;
  • Developing the National Disaster Risk Management Strategy and a national preparedness and response framework;
  • Expanding early recovery capacities and efforts in collaboration with UNDP’s Communities Programme, Tajikistan Mine Action and outreach to REACT and GoT partners;
  • Developing human capacities to improve disaster risk management through support to training capacities and to REACT;
  • Improving warning for hydro‐meteorological hazards and economic and critical infrastructure risks through the Risk Monitoring and Warning System;
  • Supporting community level disaster risk management (CBDRM) efforts through the integration of disaster risk reduction into District Development Plans (in collaboration with the Communities Programme), and mapping donorfunded CBDRM efforts nationwide;
  • Improving information sharing and risk assessment through support to CoES’ Information Management and Analysis Center;
  • Serving as the REACT Secretariat in Dushanbe and for two of the five Regional REACTs.
  • Improving operations management within CoES (e.g., Operations and Protection of Populations Departments); 

Who finances it?

United Nations Development Programme,, Swiss Development Agency, UkAid, Swedish International Development Agency, European Commission for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, Canadian International Development Agency, Government of Japan

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