Remote Geo-Hazards Capacity Building and Monitoring in Tajikistan

Project completed

Assessing the key vulnerabilities and risks of climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that adaptation can significantly reduce many potentially dangerous impacts of climate change and reduce the risk of many key vulnerabilities. However, the technical, financial and institutional capacity, and the actual planning and implementation of effective adaptation, is currently quite limited in Central Asia. In addition, the risk-reducing potential of planned adaptation is often very costly for some key vulnerabilities, such as melting of mountain glaciers.So called “remote geohazards” name all hazards like rapid erosion of dam lakes, glacier lake outburst floods or landslides blocking the runoff of a valley: The origin is located in remote areas, several ten kilometres away from possible impact areas. Contrary to hazards with local origin and local impact, they are seldom recognized before they occur. The impact is of regional scale and effects are usually disastrous. Although the physical cause of many natural events cannot be removed, geologic and hydrologic investigation, good engineering practices, awareness, preparedness and land use management regulations can reduce the risks.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Climate change and environment
Disaster risk reduction DRR
Environmental policy
21.09.2011 - 31.10.2013
CHF  799’131
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign NGO
  • Agha Khan Foundation

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    799’131 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    867’066
Project phases Phase 4 01.08.2016 - 31.03.2020   (Completed) Phase 3 01.12.2013 - 31.01.2016   (Completed)

Phase 2 21.09.2011 - 31.10.2013   (Completed)