Water and environment
We were appointed by the Asian Development Bank to carry out climate change resilience planning and capacity building in Tajikistan. Our role involved assessing the vulnerability of Tajikistan’s water sector assets to climate impact. This included identifying and prioritising vulnerable communities, ecosystems and infrastructure. We identified adaptation and mitigation measures for climate change, demonstrated ways to integrate climate risk and resilience into core development planning and prepared sector-based hazard management investment plans.
We've been working with local non government organisations and the Ministry of Health to provide training and programme management on the HIV Containment and Migration, Dushanbe project, as part of the Dushanbe to Kyrgyz border road rehabilitation programme. Mobility significantly spreads HIV. This project aimed to mitigate the increase of HIV/AIDS in targeted locations, prioritising high-risk groups.
With more than 80% of Tajikistan’s people living below the poverty line we have been helping develop sustainable approaches to reduce poverty through knowledge sharing and consultation with local communities. We assisted the Asian Development Bank-funded poverty alleviation project aimed at raising Tajikistan’s irrigated agricultural productivity.
The project set out to benefit the local community by raising farm productivity and rural household income as well as sustainably improve the environment through integrated assistance in rural infrastructure rehabilitation, institutional strengthening, improvement of agricultural production technologies and marketing.
Our education team helped prepare a manual for a teacher re-training programme to support education reforms in two provinces, with a target of 70,000 teachers. Our work involved training local consultants to implement the programme and piloting and modifying training materials to ensure they were appropriate and relevant.