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Risk Reduction and Resilience

Strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Preparedness Capacities

Since 2003 UNDP Tajikistan is implementing its Disaster Risk Management Programme (DRMP) to address the issues of disaster preparedness, response, recovery and risk reduction. The Programme Strategy is framed by Tajikistan’s National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy 2019-2030 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030).

UNDP will use its decade-long experience in disaster risk management in Tajikistan to expand disaster risk management capacities while reducing the impact of the most hazardous climate phenomena and anticipating new threats to the country. The goals is to help the government and local communities become more resilient to climate phenomena by working in four directions:

·     Reducing risks of the most significant causes of death and damage (floods, avalanches and earthquakes) using a community driven approach with a strong risk governance component.

·     Addressing risks from emerging threats, with a focus on increased industrialization and legacy hazards through proactive risk management.

·     Incorporating DRR into the development process.

·     Improving the efficiency and impact of post disaster recovery including improved risk reduction.

All these efforts will include steps to improve information management and address gender, age and disability issues.

In Tajikistan, since 2003 UNDP invested over 27 mln USD to response, disaster risk reduction and capacity building. In response to 10 disasters since 2010, UNDP supported around 10,500 people directly with provision of non-food items, winterization (coal and efficient stoves).

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