The National Energy Globe Award, 2017 was jointly presented to SRSP by Her Excellency Dr. Brigitta Blaha, Austrian Ambassador & Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister for Defence Production in Islamabad. The award under patronage of UNESCO, UNEP & in partnership with Advantage, Austria is the most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. Out of 2,000 submissions from 178 countries, SRSP was chosen as best project in Pakistan. Receiving the award, the CEO, SRSP thanked everyone and said that SRSP has initiated/completed 331 micro hydro projects in KP (mostly supported by EU & Go-KP). These produce 28 MW of electricity & benefit approx 900,000 population, particularly women & children.
50 young people, between 18 to 30 years of age, receive skills enhancement training in electrician and sanitary fitting courses. The group was selected from District Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera. The training was organized at SRSP’s Technical & Vocational Center in Peshawar, which offered a certified course from City & Guilds UK. Their team conducted post-training evaluation and certificates were distributed among the best performances. The initiative is funded by the Government of Australia under Women Economic Empowerment and Market Development (WEEMD) project.