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  • Villagers conduct Hazard Vulnerability Risk Assessments in Gorno-Badakhshan.
    AKDN / FOCUS Tajikistan
Regional conference on climate change-induced hazards and coping mechanisms in Tajikistan

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 21 July 2015 – Intense heat in Tajikistan has led to an unusually rapid snowmelt this summer, causing floods that have destroyed schools, shops, crops, roads and power lines. To examine the effect of climactic changes on vulnerable Tajik populations, Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), in collaboration with the Government of Tajikistan, will host a regional conference on Climate Change-Induced Hazards and Coping Mechanisms on 26 August 2015, at The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.

The regional conference will be undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada, provided through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) and Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC).

The main objective of the conference is to bring together stakeholders from a diverse range of disciplines working with climate change adaptation across Central Asia in order to facilitate learning from practical implementation experiences regarding climate change impacts, adaptation, and resilience.

The conference will include panel discussions and presentation sessions on:

  • Observed and projected impacts on natural and human systems
  • Climate change information and climate services
  • Adaptation strategies and planning
  • Limits to adaptation and maladaptation
  • Innovations for climate safe development
  • Reconciling mitigation, adaptation, and sustainable development
  • Practical experiences and lessons from adaptation efforts
  • Examples of adaptation (case studies) and involvement of citizens and civil society

The conference will be in English, Russian, and Tajik.

If you wish to contribute a paper to the conference, we welcome you to submit an abstract on one of the above topics by 30th July 2015.

There is no registration fee. Advanced registration is strongly recommended. The deadline for registration for participating at the conference is 10th August 2015.

For further information on registration and paper submissions, please email Shamsiya Chamanova at shamsiya.chamanova@focushumanitarian.org.

For further information please contact:

Zarangez Pironova
Communications Officer
Focus Humanitarian Assistance, Tajikistan
Email: zarangez.pironova@focushumanitarian.org
Mobile: +992 93 811 09 98
Website: http://www.akdn.org/focus

Shamsiya Chamanova
Project Manager
Focus Humanitarian Assistance, Tajikistan
Email: shamsiya.chamanova@focushumanitarian.org
Mobile: +992 93 514 60 03
Website: http://www.akdn.org/focus

NOTE

Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) is an international disaster management and emergency response agency providing relief and support services during and following natural and man-made disasters, primarily in the developing world. It is established in Europe, North America, and Central and South Asia and aims to help people in need reduce their dependence on humanitarian aid while facilitating their transition to sustainable, self-reliant, long-term development. FOCUS is an affiliate of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of institutions working to improve opportunities and living conditions for people of all faiths and origins in specific regions of the developing world. FOCUS and the Government of Tajikistan have partnered to foster disaster resiliency with the objective of improving the quality of life of people in Tajikistan. For more information on FOCUS, please visit its website at: www.akdn.org/our-agencies/aga-khan-agency-habitat.