Tajikistan

Tajikistan National Platform

History

In order to implement the recommendations of the Hyogo Framework for DRR, resolutions of UN 56/195, 58/214 and 58/215 and UN Economic and Social Council 1999/63, it was recommended by the UN member states to create national platforms for DRR. Creation of the National Platform of the Republic of Tajikistan on Disaster Risk Reduction for 2010-2015 was included in the “Action Plan for implementation of the DRR National Strategy and approved by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on March 10, 2010 under No. 164. Taking into account the need to systematically reduce the impact of natural disasters on the livelihoods of population residing in the Republic of Tajikistan, as well as realizing that disaster risk reduction is a multilateral and complex issue constraining sustainable development of the Republic of Tajikistan, in 2012 the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan established the National Platform of the Republic of Tajikistan on Disaster Risk Reduction. National Platform is established under the State Committee for Emergency Situations of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan. The National Platform of the Republic of Tajikistan on Disaster Risk Reduction aims at creating the mechanisms to ensure the political and legal commitment towards disaster risk management and reduction; understanding and strengthening the scientific knowledge of disaster risk governance and reduction principles by the public and government authorities; moreover, mainstreaming disaster risk reduction issues into the operation of the state, private sector as well as international investment and grant projects. The National Platform of the Republic of Tajikistan on Disaster Risk Reduction is comprised of government authorities, ministries and agencies, local and international non-governmental organizations, private sector and civil society.

Structure

Chairman of the National Platform - Deputy Prime Minister of Republic of Tajikistan, responsible for emergencies First Deputy of the National Platform - Chairman of the Committee of Emergency Situation and Civil Defense under the Republic of Tajikistan
Deputy of the National Platform - Head of Dept of Ecology & Emergency Situations of Executive Apparatus of President’s Office Executive Secretary of the National Platform Head of the Department of the Committee of Emergency Situation and Civil Defense under the Republic of Tajikistan

Members of the National Platform:

  • Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Deputy Minister of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Deputy Minister of Finance of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Deputy Minister of Transport of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Deputy Minister of Industries and New Technologies of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Deputy Chair of the Committee of Land Management and Geodesy, Republic of Tajikistan
  • Deputy Chair of the Committee of Investments and Management of State Property, Republic of Tajikistan
  • Deputy Chair of the State Committee of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Deputy Chair of the Committee of Television and Radio, Tajikistan
  • Deputy Director of the Agency for Land Reclamation and Irrigation under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Deputy Head of the Main Department of Geology under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Director of the Institute of Geology, Seismic Resistant Construction and Seismology of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Deputy of General Secretary of the National Red Crescent Society, Republic of Tajikistan

Observers

  • The World Bank
  • REACT
  • UN Agencies: United Nations Development Programme; UNFAO, UNDRR, UNICEF, UNESCO, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • International and other non-government organizations: coordinators of projects and organizations working in disaster risk management, poverty reduction and economic development

National Platform Coordinator

● Chairman of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Tajikistan - Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. M. Zokirzoda;
● First Chairman of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Tajikistan - Chairman of the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. R. Nazarzoda;
● Executive Secretary of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Tajikistan - Head of the Main Department of Protection of Population and Territories of the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. J.Kamalov.

Mandate

Main objectives of the National Platform:

  • developing proposals and recommendations for formulation and implementation of the unified state policy on disaster risk reduction and man-made disasters, as well as human and socio-economic losses;
  • coordination, analysis and advice on priority areas of disaster risk reduction, requiring concerted action at the national level;
  • ensuring progress towards the goals of disaster risk reduction and monitoring;
  • engage different sectors of society in the discussion of activities in the field of disaster risk reduction;
  • coordinating the establishment and functioning of the thematic working groups considering the knowledge, experience and opinions of all relevant stakeholders;
  • monitoring the implementation of recommendations and other documents and decisions in the field of disaster risk reduction by organizations, programmes and projects;
  • cooperation with regional, international, donor agencies and specialized organizations in the field of disaster risk reduction;
  • transfer knowledge from the international experience in the field of disaster risk reduction, emphasizing coordination and cooperation of relevant line ministries and departments on within the obligations of the Republic of Tajikistan under the relevant treaties and agreements;
  • Advocacy campaign of disaster risk reduction at the different levels.

National Platform is mandated to:

  • submit proposals for projects of normative legal acts on issues of disaster risk reduction in the prescribed manner the State Commission of the Republic of Tajikistan for emergency situations and if necessary, the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan;
  • Establishment, within the framework of the National Platform, thematic expert groups (for example a Scientific/Technical group among others).

National Platform operating procedure:

Meetings of the National Platform are held as necessary, but not less than once per quarter. Decisions of the National Platform are recorded in the minutes. The National Platform implements its activities according to the work plan developed by the plenary sessions of the national platform and approved by its Chair. Decisions on issues that are not included in the competence of the National Platform, accordingly, will be forwarded for the revision to the SCES. Organizational and technical
support of the National Platform will be implemented by the Main Department of Protection of Population and Territories of the CoES as the Secretariat of the National Platform. The National Platform systematically informs the Government of Tajikistan on most important issues revised and decided by the National Platform.

Activities

  • monitoring the implementation of the recommendations of the Hyogo Framework for 2005-2015 in Tajikistan;
  • monitoring the implementation of the “National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management for 2010 2015 in Tajikistan”;
  • preparation and participation in the work of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, March 15-18, 2015;
  • development of the project “National Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan for Disaster Risk Reduction for 2019-2030”;
  • monitoring the implementation of the recommendations of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in Tajikistan;
  • development of the project “National Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan for Disaster Risk Reduction for 2019-2030”;
  • monitoring the implementation of the recommendations of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in Tajikistan;
  • preparation and participation in the Asian Ministerial Conferences on Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangkok, Thailand (26-July 2, 2014), in New Delhi, India (3-6 November 2016), in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (July 2-6, 2018, in the Global Forum in Cancun, Mexico (May 22-25, 2017) and European Forum in Rome, Italy (November 22-26, 2018).

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