Dushanbe, 10 December 2020 – UNDP project on “Improved DRR Policy Making Mechanism. Strengthening Disaster Risk Governance in Tajikistan (SDRGT)” ended with notable results in improving the country’s disaster risk management policy and preparedness for risks related to climate change.
As part of this project, Tajikistan’s National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy for 2019-2030 has been endorsed by the government and the country’s coordination capacity has enhanced to move towards preventive strategy. Environment and climate change sections have also been included in the mid-term programme for 2020-2023.
The issues related to disaster risk management have been regarded as highly significant for Tajikistan and the country’s Prime-Minister has taken the role of DRM focal point for coordination.
Additionally, 239 river basin stakeholders, including local communities and authorities have been trained for an increased capacity in water risks and planning activities.
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“Despite the complex nature of this particular project on disaster risk governance, comprised of interventions addressing DRR policy, institutional development and technical assistance, UNDP and Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Défense has made good progress to improve the risk governance in the country at national and local levels, and succeeded to broaden the engagement of key government, private sector and development community in disaster risk management in Tajikistan,” UNDP Resident Representative in Tajikistan Dr. Pratibha Mehta says.
The project has been active for four years with an overall budget of $ 820,824 with a generous contribution from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation to reduce anthropogenic disaster impact in Tajikistan through improving disaster risk governance.
UNDP implemented the project in close cooperation with the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defence under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (CoES).
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