UNDP project on improved disaster risk reduction policy comes to end in Tajikistan

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UNDP project on “Improved DRR Policy Making Mechanism. Strengthening Disaster Risk Governance in Tajikistan (SDRGT)” ended on December 10 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, according to UNDP Country Office in Tajikistan.


Environment and climate change sections have also been included in the mid-term program 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 reportedly been trained for an increased capacity in water risks and planning activities.


The project has been active for four years with an overall budget of US$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 Defense under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (CoES).


Source: Asia Plus