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Climate Risk Management in Tajikistan

Project Title:

Climate Risk Management in Tajikistan

Start date:

01 September 2010

End date:         

31 December 2014

Project coverage or region of activity: 

Tajikistan

Project Manager:

Khurshed Kholov,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Responsible Programme Analyst

Nargizakhon Usmanova,   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Budget

$  600,000

Donor Agency

UNDP BCPR

Executing agency

UNDP Energy and Environment Programme

Partners and contacts

State Directorate on Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Committee on Emergency Situations, UNDP DRMP

Brief

Current climate related stresses and projected changes in climate result in significant social, economic and environmental risks in Tajikistan.  The World Bank has identified Tajikistan as the country most vulnerable to climate risks among all European and Central Asian Countries.  Economic losses associated with climate related disasters regularly exceed US$100 million annually and have been estimated as high as 5% of annual GDP over the period 1009-2008. Seventy percent of the population are dependent upon agriculture which is particularly exposed to climate related natural disasters.   More than 2.1 million people are classified as food insecure by the WFP, representing more than one third of the population.  Projected rising temperatures and changes in rainfall and glacial melt patterns are likely to compound existing food security, energy security and poverty challenges.  They also result in more frequent and severe climate related disasters (floods, landslides, and droughts).   Many of these climate risks are compounded by poor governance and land management practices.
This project seeks to build coordinated capacity at a national, sub-national and local level to respond to climate risks.  It seeks to synthesize the technical and economic basis for CRM interventions, demonstrate their efficacy, identify potential funding routes for scaling up, deliver capacity building for organisations and individuals, and catalyse learning for larger scale CRM development.  Consideration will be given to gender issues and to local knowledge.
A number of CRM related initiatives are being undertaken in Tajikistan.  However, most are being implemented on an ad hoc basis and with little concern for up-scaling or integration into national level policy.  Few interventions take into consideration the complexities and multi-sectoral impacts of climate variability and change. As a result there is very little political traction for implementing proactive and integrated adaptation responses.
As a thematic focus, this project promotes the development of productive agro-forestry as a response to climate risk.  This involves establishing models to support sustainable forest management, and encourage reforestation of previously deforested land in mountainous regions.  The project explores the important linkages between agro-forestry and disaster risk reduction (land stabilisation and river bank management), improved water management in agriculture (water rights, water conservation techniques), and livestock management (land access and grazing rights).  It also incorporates linkages to biodiversity considerations, and the potential use of resilient indigenous cropping varieties.
In geographic terms, while focussing primarily on national level capabilities, the program will use the foothills of Gissar valley, as a pilot region for implementation of CRM interventions and financing structures at the local level.

Outcomes

Outcome 1: Improved enabling environment for CRM at systemic, institutional and individual levels
Outcome 2: Sustainable productive agro-forestry CRM tools, financing and implementation models demonstrated in the Gissar river basin Outcome 3:  Knowledge on how to incorporate climate variability and change knowledge and risks into development processes at local, sub-national and national level disseminated
Outcome 4:  Scaling up of effective management planning in protected areas of Tajikistan implemented

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Contact information

Project address & Tel. 
Dushanbe, The Rapublic of Tajikistan, 734001,
91/10 T. Shevchenko street - "2-nd Floor"
Tel. (office):    (992 44) 6005518 (VPN:546);
Tel: (992) 98 526 90 39 (VPN:184);
 
Strategic Documents
Standard basic assistance agreement between the Government of Republic of Tajikistan and UNDP
This Agreement embodies the basic conditions under which the UNDP and its Executing Agencies shall assist the Government in carrying out its development projects, and under which such UNDP-assisted projects shall Ье executed...
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United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Tajikistan 2010-2015
This United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) covers the period 2010-2015, and has been designed to support Tajikistan’s goals for its National Development Strategy (NDS) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)...
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UNDP Country Programme for Tajikistan 2010-2015

UNDP Tajikistan’s Country Programme (2010 – 2015) involved the participation of the Government of Tajikistan and directly addresses the priorities of the Government of Tajikistan’s National Development Strategy (NDS) and the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS)...

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Country Programme Action Plan 2010-2015
UNDP Tajikistan’s Country Programme Action Plan (2010 – 2015) involved the participation of the Government of Tajikistan and directly addresses the priorities of the Government of Tajikistan’s National Development Strategy (NDS) and the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS)...
Download (English), (Russian), (Tajik)

Poverty Reduction Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan for 2010–2012
This publication, the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) of the Republic of Tajikistan for 2010–2012, aims to serve as a medium-term programme for the implementation of the National Development Strategy (NDS) up to 2015...
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Joint Country Partnership Strategy (JCPS)
Following the June 2007 Tajikistan Development Forum in Dushanbe, the twelve development partners named below decided to develop а Joint Country Partnership Strategy (JCPS) with the aim of enhancing aid efficiency and effectiveness...
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