Press-release: First Vulnerability and Resilience Atlas for Tajikistan presented in Dushanbe

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Dushanbe, Launch and presentation of the first Vulnerability and Resilience and Atlas for Tajikistan took place today in Dushanbe with participation of UN Agencies, ministries and state organizations, development partners, CSOs and media. Vulnerability and Resilience Atlas is a joint initiative of the UN and Government of Tajikistan and prepared with participation of WB and EU.

The Resilience and Vulnerability Atlas is the first analysis of its kind in Tajikistan and will help policy makers and national and international development partners to develop a common understanding and formulate appropriate strategies and programmes to address the needs of vulnerable groups and local communities in coping with risks and shocks.

The Atlas will be used to advocate evidence-based policies and programming to leave no one behind, especially will help to locate most vulnerable people, identify geographic aspects and spatial characteristics of different areas' vulnerabilities and will serve as baseline for SDGs monitoring and contribute to planning and national NDS/SDG reporting.

Mr. Tojiddin Djurazoda, Deputy Minister of economic development and trade of Tajikistan, thanked all partners for their efforts in preparation of Atlas and mentioned about its timeliness and use for the review and preparation of the national strategies and programmes.

As Dr. Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator a.i. in Tajikistan noted The Vulnerability and Resilience Atlas is a unique product that will inform evidence-based policies, strategies and programming for various sectors and issues, including economic wellbeing, food security, nutrition, health, education and other sectors. Atlas will help in targeting vulnerable population, locations and assist in planning and projecting financial allocations, by ensuring leave no one behind.

Source: United Nations in Tajikistan