Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, Pakistan
PROFILE OF COMPANY AKRSP - Urdu version Vision: An empowered, equitable, socially cohesive and economically prosperous society in Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral. Mission: To improve the quality of life of local communities through social and economic development efforts. Objectives
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National / International Awards, Recognition, if any:
The development model adopted by AKRSP has itself been widely replicated both within AKDN and outside it. A network of Rural Support Programmes now exists all over the country with the mandate to design and implement strategies for alleviation of rural poverty. In South Asia and other parts of the world programmes based on this model have been set up to promote grassroots development through involvement of local communities.
AKRSP has received a number of awards, including the 2005 Global Development Awards for Most Innovative Development Project. The award, which was announced at the Seventh Annual Global Development Conference held in St. Petersburg, Russia on 20 January 2006, was given to the development projects that were judged to have the greatest potential for benefiting the poor in developing countries. For more information, please see the Global Development Network website.
It also received Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy, or "Green Oscar", for its programme of mini-hydels, or micro-hydroelectric plants, in the Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral. The Ashden Award cited the AKRSP for the sustainable and eco-friendly solution: "Unlike dams, which invariably damage the local eco-system, the micro-hydel technology used by AKRSP involves simply digging a narrow channel to divert water along a hillside and into a pipe, creating enough pressure to turn a turbine and so produce 20 -100kw of power." The impact in areas off the electricity grid has been significant. Over 180 micro-hydel units supplying electricity to 50 percent of the population of Chitral have been built. The projects are implemented, maintained and managed by the communities themselves.
Last Date on which website was updated: 15 December 2015.
- Foster inclusive and competent local institutions of the people that contribute effectively and sustainably to local development
- Increase income and employment opportunities for local communities, particularly poor and vulnerable (including youth and women)
|Ali Noormahomed Rattansey||FCA (England & Wales)||Ex-Partner PWC|
|Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qureshi||Ph. D. MBA||Management & teaching|
|Shoaib Sultan Khan||MBA||Retired Civil Servant/ Development Expert|
|Afzal Ali Shigri||B.A.||Retired Civil Servant/ Development Expert|
|Dr. Inayatullah Faizi||Ph. D.||Development Consultant / Educationist|
|Ghulam Muhammad Tahir||MA||Retired Government Servant|
|Amir Masood Khan||MBA||Banking|
|Azizuddin Boolani||MBA||General Management|
|Karim Alibhai||Ph. D.||General Management|
|Shandana Khan||MBA||General Management/ Development Consultant|
|Nusrat Nasab||MS (Development Economics)||General Management/ Development Specialist|
|Akbar A. Ladak||MBA||Banking|
|Dr. Rozina Karmaliani||M.B.B.S.||Health Management|
|Sohail G. Khoja||MBA||Business|
|Thomas Joseph Gerald Austin||Masters in Law||General Management|
|Abdul Malik||MBA, MPA||General Management & Project Development|