Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Pamir Energy’s Planning and Operation (Khorog, Tajikistan)

Client: State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

Funding Source: SECO

Location: Pamir, Tajikistan

Duration: September 2016 – June 2017


Assignment: Team leader and Disaster Risk Reduction specialist

Duties and tasks

Services provided by NDR Consulting GmbH and its partners:

– Risk assessment for critical infrastructure
– Business Impact Analysis BIA
– Awareness and capacity building for DRR
– Identification of potential investments in DRR

Project Description

The area of operation of PE is highly prone to hydro-meteorological and geological disasters. In addition, climate change might put infrastructure and services further at risk in the next 25 years, as an analysis of the huge Barsem mudflows of July 2015 revealed. Pamir Energy is at “the frontline” to deal with these challenges. Mitigating the adverse effects of natural hazards and environmental changes requires systematic integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR) into their work plan.

The DRR project supported Pamir Energy to plan and operate its infrastructure and services in a disaster-resilient manner: robust infrastructure (reduction of hazards and vulnerability), redundant systems (alternatives of service delivery in case of an incident), resourceful and rapid response to disasters.


– Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
– Road Map for DRR and resilient service delivery
– Investment plan for DRR measures

Partners: Geotest AG, Switzerland and AKAH/FOCUS, Tajikistan

Avalanche protection (splitting wedge) of a new 110 kV tower near Barsem, GBAO