Tajikistan

Partner: Aga Khan Agency for Habitat/ Health Services (AKAH/HS and AKDN)

Aga Khan Agency for Habitat/ Health Services (AKAH/HS and AKDN) and Better Shelter

Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) aims to ensure that people live in safe, sustainable, and resilient habitats with the opportunity to thrive, whether in a remote mountain village, a town, or a densely populated urban centre.

15 Structures were intended to serve as community infrastructure. However, as covid-19 spread across Tajikistan, the AKAH team decided to repurpose the Structures as part of Aga Khan Development Network’s covid-19 response, and function as Search and Rescue and triage centres. The Structures were erected in remote mountainous regions surrounding Khorough in Eastern Tajikistan.

 Due to the urgency in providing safe spaces for COVID-19 triaging and SART bases, the Structures were covered with tarpaulin, which has, so far, withstood high exposure to the sun and harsh winter with heavy snow load in the Tajik highlands.

Once the pandemic has slowed down, AKAH plans to relocate the Structures within Tajikistan and upgrade with local materials to transform them into more permanent support structures.

For more information, check out the Structure Pilot Report and Report Summary.

Where we work

Project Information

LocationKhorog, Eastern Tajikistan

Implementation 2020

Number of units15

ApplicationCovid-19 response, and function as Search and Rescue and triage centres.