Taking into account the need to systematically reduce the impact of disasters on the Republic of Tajikistan, as well as realizing that disaster risk reduction (DRR) is a multilateral and complex issue constraining the country's sustainable development, the national government established the National Platform of the Republic of Tajikistan on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2012.
The national platform 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 among the public and government authorities; and mainstreaming DRR issues into the operation of the state, private sector, international investments and grant projects.
The platform is comprised of government authorities, ministries and agencies, local and international non-governmental organizations, the private sector and civil society. It is mandated to submit proposals for projects of normative legal acts about DRR issues to the State Commission for Emergency Situations and, if necessary, the national government. The platform must also establish thematic expert groups. This document also explores the platform's members, observers, coordinators and operating procedures, among other topics related to the National Platform.