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    Fostering Disaster Resilient Communities to Climate Change Induced Disasters Fostering Disaster Resilient Communities to Climate Change Induced Disasters Presentation Transcript

    • Reducing the Risks from Glacial Lake Outburst Floods IDRC Davos 2010 Fostering Disaster Resilient Communities to Climate Change Induced Disasters
    • Tajikistan is most vulnerable *” Adapting to Climate Change in Europe and Central Asia”, 1 June 2009 – World Bank Top 15 Countries in Europe and Central Asia – Vulnerability to climate change ---------------------------------------------------- 1) Tajikistan 2) Albania 3) Kyrgyzstan 4) Armenia 5) Georgia 6) Uzbekistan 7) Azerbaijan 8) Turkmenistan 9) Turkey 10) Moldova 11) Serbia 12) Macedonia. FYR 13) Russia 14) Bulgaria 15) Bosnia Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Afghanistan Pakistan China Uzbekistan
    • Village of Dasht Pre-August 2002
    • Village of Dasht Post-August 2002
    • Joint European / Tajik Scientific Assessment in the Pamir Region from 2003 - 2005
      • Identified:
        • More than 200 glacial lakes
        • Thousands of people at-risk
        • Tens of millions $ of assets at-risk
      • Provided recommendations to mitigate these risks:
        • Establishing regular monitoring and early-warning
        • Building capacity of institutions to manage these risks
        • Building the capacity and awareness of communities
      * Assessment lead by the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences based in Vienna, Austria
    • Focus Humanitarian Assistance’ Approach
      • Sustained risk reduction occurs through an effective effort at multiple levels:
        • Build resilience at local community levels
        • Build capacity with relevant national and local level government partners
      Social Mobilizer with Community assessing vulnerabilities Workshop for government trainers on earthquake safety
    • Assessing our work Disaster Resilient Communities
    • Key Results
        • FOCUS conducted risk assessments and mapping and risk reduction interventions in more than 200 communities in GBAO, Tajikistan
        • Increased the risk assessment capacity of more than 100 Tajik government staff
        • Adapted and applied the approach for Afghanistan
        • Currently adapting and applying the approach in Kyrgyzstan
        • Developed and distributed to partners a guidebook based on FOCUS’ approach through DIPECHO:
      http://www.akdn.org/publications/2010_Focus_mountainguide.pdf
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    • Remote Geo-Hazards Capacity Building and Monitoring Project (Overview)
      • Goal: Foster resiliency to glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) risks in Tajikistan
      • Duration: 14 months
      • Beneficiaries: approximately 200,000
      • Funding: USD 1.47 million
        • 42% United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID)
        • 38% Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
        • 20% Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) / FOCUS
      • Implementing Partners:
        • Government of Tajikistan
        • University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences
        • GTZ
        • UNDP
    • Remote Hazards Project (Cont.)
      • Project Outcomes:
        • 13 communities are more disaster resilient as a result of community-based disaster risk reduction activities in 13 communities including:
          • Risk assessments and hazard mapping
          • Installation of hazard monitoring tools
          • Piloting small-scale early-warning systems
        • Un-assessed areas of Tajikistan are assessed for remote hazard risks:
          • Preliminary results indicated approximately 60 communities are at risk in newly assessed areas.
    • Remote Hazards Project (Cont.)
      • Project Outcomes
        • 3) Government partner (Departments of Emergency Situations, Geology, Hydrometeorology and Seismology) staff have increased capacity in conducting risk assessments and using modern tools such as GIS and remote sensing data
        • 4) Sharing of experiences in programs, policies and tools to key stakeholders (e.g. Climate Risk Resilience Workshop)
    • Recommendations for Future Interventions
      • Donors, governments and international agencies must integrate disaster risk reduction interventions into climate change adaption / development strategies whereby such strategies sustainably build capacity of both governments and communities
    • Recommendations for Future Interventions
      • Donors, governments and international agencies should support relevant programs which seek to:
        • Conduct community-based risk reduction interventions in communities that are assessed to be at-risk from climate change induced threats
        • Build the capacity of governments to sustainably assess, analyze and monitor such threats
        • Build the capacity of communities and governments to prepare for and respond to such threats
    • Thank you / Questions IDRC Davos 2010 Fostering Disaster Resilient Communities to Climate Change Induced Disasters