Tajikistan continues to be highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, with a World Bank publication - Adapting to Climate Change in Europe and Central Asia - indicating that Tajikistan is the most vulnerable country in Central Asia and Europe.

In collaboration with government institutions and with the financial support of various donors, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) implements community-based disaster risk management activities in Tajikistan to help prepare communities residing in high risk zones to be aware of and be able to respond to natural hazards effectively.  It also supports them in finding ways for their “habitat” to enhance their health, education and economic development, according to AKDN. 

The AKAH approach is to predict, where possible, potential emergencies that may impact homes and livelihoods, identify structural and non-structural interventions that can prevent or mitigate the impact of those hazards, and to build the capacities of communities and local and national Governments to reduce their vulnerability to risk and simultaneously to increase the capabilities of governments to help their neighbors. 

AKAH implements a wide range of disaster prevention and response initiatives in local communities, including disaster preparedness trainings, vulnerability assessments, risk mitigation activities and disaster relief efforts.