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UNDP Tajikistan

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TimelineFrom November 2018 to 31 December 2019
ThemeDisaster management
Funded byUnited Nations Development Program (UNDP), Tajikistan

The main objective of risk assessment is to assess the vulnerability of communities and infrastructure to natural hazards, determine their degree of exposure to future hazardous events and develop risk reduction recommendations (profiles) to be integrated into development planning processes. The assessment will help to generate the baselines for disaster risk reduction programming in all districts across Tajikistan.

The study consists of a five-phase exercise: (1) Hazard Assessment, (2) Exposure, (3) Vulnerability Assessment (i.e. infrastructural), (4) Damage assessment and (5) Risk profiling. The assessment will give district authorities a wide information on hazards, vulnerabilities and risks.

More specifically, the objectives are:

  1. The District Disaster Risk Assessment Methodology reviewed and if a need be modified.
  2. Risk assessment for all the districts of Tajikistan conducted.
  3. District Risk Profiles developed.
  4. Capacity of the local stakeholders on the process of the risk assessment built.

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prof.dr. C.J. van Westen
Project leader
Global impact
Disaster management

Our exposure and vulnerability to extreme events - including both natural and human-induced hazards - continue to increase. Worldwide the impact of disasters is rapidly growing. At ITC, experts work to integrate hazard assessment and disaster risk management into strategic planning and sustainable development.

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