Video: Aga Khan Planning and Building Service receives Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy (June 2011)

London, United Kingdom, 16/06/2011 – The world’s most prestigious green energy awards tonight announced that the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service’s (AKPBS) innovative Building and Construction Improvement Programme (BACIP) has received the Award for Avoided Deforestation at this year’s Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy. Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Head of the Social Welfare department of the…

AKPBS, Pakistan: Saving trees and warming homes | The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy

In North Pakistan, winters in the mountains are harsh and natural disasters are part of life. Wide-scale forest destruction causes damage from flooding and disrupts the country’s water supply because the region acts as a watershed. Over 14 years ago, the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service (AKPBS) began a concerted drive to make homes…

Photographs from Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy 2011 ceremony

London, United Kingdom, 16 June 2011 – The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service’s (AKPBS) innovative Building and Construction Improvement Programme (BACIP) received the Award for Avoided Deforestation at the 2011 Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy. http://www.ashdenawards.org/media/photos/2011_ceremony http://www.akdn.org/photos_show.asp?Sid=177

Video: Ashden Award for Aga Khan Planning and Building Service’s Building and Construction Improvement Programme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzKznNA7lRY http://rockhopper.tv/programmes/505 http://rockhopper.tv/programmes/506 http://www.akdn.org/Content/1055 Session 4 includes a keynote speech from Stephen O’Brien MP, films and presentations from Pankaj Patel (Abellon CleanEnergy), Suraj Wahab Ologburo (Toyola Energy), Qayum Ali Shah (Aga Khan Planning & Building Service, Pakistan), followed by a Q&A session chaired by Madeleine Bunting http://youtu.be/DIZYqGDPaBA

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Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Karimabad: Salgirah of the Aga Khan’s first arrival in Hunza celebrated by the Ismaili Muslims

Ismailimail wishes the jamats of Northern Pakistan and the rest of the world Salgirah Mubarak as we share Pamir Times’ account of the annual festivities of Salgirah commemorating the anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first Visit to Northern Areas of Pakistan. Ismaili Muslims celebrated the anniversary of their spiritual leader, His Highness the Aga Khan’s first arrival in Hunza Valley. The occasion…

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Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Gojal: 23rd October (Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first visit to the Northern Areas) celebrated with traditional zeal and zest

Ismailimail is excited to share Pamir Times’ account of the annual festivities of Salgirah commemorating the anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first visit to Northern Areas of Pakistan. The Ismaili community in the Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral region considers the arrival of their present Imam, the Aga Khan IV, in the 1960s, as a landmark event which paved ways for progress and…

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Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Jamats of Northern Areas of Pakistan celebrate Hazir Imam’s first visit

This week marks a crucial epoch in the history of Ismailis dwelling in the foothills of some of the world’s highest mountain ranges – Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindukush. People of the Northern Areas of Pakistan are celebrating the 54th anniversary of Hazir Imam’s first visit to this part of the world with praise and thanksgiving for all…

Small-scale tech can transform women’s lives in a big way – The East African

The electrification of remote villages in the north of Pakistan, introduced by another NGO, the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP), shows how three simple ingredients — running water, community organisation and some technical know-how — can help women. The district of Chitral and the northern areas of Pakistan lie where the Karakoram, the Himalaya…

Clean Energy Pioneer Aga Khan Planning & Building Services Receives Prestigious Environmental Prize

London, 16 June 2011 – The world’s most prestigious green energy awards tonight announced that the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service’s (AKPBS) innovative Building and Construction Improvement Programme (BACIP) has received the Award for Avoided Deforestation at this year’s Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy. Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Head of the Social Welfare department…

Energy is central to development | Madeleine Bunting – guardian.co.uk

Affordable renewable energy needs to be taken seriously as the crucial ingredient of sustainable development, and the Ashden Awards recognise this Energy, it seems, is the Cinderella of development policy. Listen to governments, aid agencies and the big foundations, and the priorities have been malaria, maternal mortality, vaccinations, HIV – health has hoovered up attention…

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