Tajikistan: Capacity building for mitigating climate shocks
DUSHANBE [ACTED News] - Natural disasters are a factor working against sustainable development in Tajikistan. To reduce the impact of disasters before they occur, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programmes can be important mechanisms to address expected disaster events, as well as contribute to developmental goals involving community participation. ACTED has started work on a project that will address physical and social impacts of hazards to 2,726 individuals and 440 households in two extremely vulnerable villages. The project’s objective is to use DRR methods to preserve and protect development in the villages of Kizulsu and Kizilteppa in Tajikistan’s Khatlon Oblast. The project will re-habilitate existing mudflow channels and focus on reducing social vulnerability to natural hazards. This project is supported by the United Nations Development Program.