FOCUS: Remote Geo-Hazards Capacity Building and Monitoring. Creating Opportunities in a Safe Environment (COSE): Integrating Risk Management.
The mountainous region of GBAO (Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast) is very much prone of natural hazards, frequently hit by small to medium scale earthquakes, mudflows and flash floods. Breakout of the glacial lakes (formed by melting of the glaciers) is of particular concern, as they originate in remote mountainous areas and the risk is not known to the communities which could be affected. At the same time land for urban development in the region is extremely limited and expansion of rural and urban settlements without consideration of hazards puts population under additional risk. The project will develop and expand a safe living environment in and around Khorog town – capital of GBAO - by integrating Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) measures into urban and rural development planning, building capacities of the local authorities and population on disaster-sensitive development, offering information on the existing risks and supporting with implementation of targeted projects to protect 90 communities from the impact of natural disasters, weather extremes and changing climate. To strengthen the capacities of the people to cope with disasters and increase their livelihoods the project will also roll out a set of income generation activities.
Changement climatique & environnement
Réduction des risques de catastrophes
Politique de l’environnement
- Agha Khan Foundation
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|Budget||Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF 1'540'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF 1'527'513|
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(Phase en cours)
Phase 3 01.12.2013 - 31.01.2016 (Completed)Phase 2 21.09.2011 - 31.10.2013 (Completed)