Foundation Laying Ceremony for the New Bamyan Provincial Hospital, will be constructed by the Aga Khan Planning and Building Services

Bamyan, Afghanistan, 20 April 2013 – The Foundation Laying Ceremony marking the start of construction of the new Bamyan Provincial Hospital (BPH) was held on 18 April 2013 in Bamyan. The new building, which is a project of the Aga Khan Health Services supported by Canada, is expected to be completed by March 2015. The BPH…

Seismic resistance: Enforcement of building code in hilly areas urged – Aga Khan Planning and Building Service (AKPBS)

Experts at a workshop discussed building guidelines for seismic resistance and thermal efficiency of buildings in the mountain regions of Pakistan. They stressed the need for legislation on building code and better coordination between public and private sectors in devising a mechanism for implementing the strategy and plan to save life and properties of people,…

Aga Khan Planning and Building Service and Pakistan Engineering Council launch building guidelines for safer constructions in mountain regions

Islamabad, 29 January, 2013 (PR): The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan (AKPBS,P) – an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in collaboration with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) organized a workshop to share a set of building guidelines for seismic resistance and thermal efficiency of buildings in the mountainous regions of…

Aga Khan Planning and Building Service Chitral Celebrated Global Hand washing day | GroundReport

CHITRAL: A health and Hygiene sensitize workshop was held at Booni some 75 KM from here organized by Javaid Ahmad Health & Hygiene Officer of  Agha Khan Planning and Building Service Chitral. Muhammad Zahir Khan Tehsil Municipal Officer Booni was chief guest on the occasion while the ceremony was presided over by Hazar Muhammad Chairman…

Aga Khan Planning and Building Services to install innovative smokeless stoves in Chitravad, Gujarat

CHALLENGE Lower respiratory infections from cooking smoke are a major cause of mortality in the developing world, resulting in around 600,000 deaths a year in India alone. While several solutions exist for the urban poor or those who are otherwise connected to the power grid, the one effective smoke-reducing stove that does exist has only…

Khaleej Times’ interview with Hadi Husani, CEO of Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan

15 January 2012 – ACCESS TO energy is still a major challenge for a large number of communities particularly in the developing world. The lack of clean, reliable and sustainable sources of energy have wide-reaching consequences — mainly economic and developmental — for these communities. Therefore energy access is a crucial building block for these…

Aga Khan Planning and Building Services’ Building and Construction Improvement Programme Nominated for 2012 Zayed Energy Prize

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 January 2012 – The Aga Khan Planning and Building Services’ (AKPBS) Building and Construction Improvement Programme (BACIP) is one the finalists of the 2012 Zayed Future Energy Prize. The prize, which will be announced later this month, recognizes and rewards outstanding work in renewable energy and sustainability. A prize of US$…

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…

Chitral: Training workshop for capacity building of Water and Sanitation

Chitral—Three days training workshop organized by Water and Sanitation Extension Program (WASEP) in collaboration with Aga Khan Planning and Building Services (APBS) for capacity building of Water and Sanitation (CBWS) Committees concluded here on Thursday. District Coordination Officer Chitral, Rahmatullah Wazir who was the chief guest of the occasion, said that although this is responsibility…

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

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…

Aga Khan Planning and Building Services arranged 2 days workshop on the subject of Water and Sanitation | GroundReport

CHITRAL: Agha Khan Planning and Building Services, Pakistan arranged a two days training of various community members on the subject of water and sanitation in a local Hotel of Chitral. It was held under Water and Sanitation Extention Program (WASEP) Kredietwstalt for Wadrafbaw (KFW) program funded by the Government of Germany through their development bank…

KfW (German Development Bank) funded Drinking Water Project inaugurated in Chitral

Chitral: A long-felt desire of the people of village Lone Markha in Chitral became a reality today with the inauguration of a safe drinking water supply and sanitation scheme in their community. The scheme was inaugurated by Dr. Ann-Christine Janke, Director KfW in Pakistan and Mr. Ferdinand Jenrich, 3rd Secretary German Embassy. Speaking on the…