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.
Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan, the founder of RSP movement in Pakistan, visited Local Support Organizations (LSOs) in Nowshera and Charsadda Districts and met Community Investment Funds members, Entrepreneurs and Value Chain members. He described what he saw as an excellent example of women empowerment and poverty alleviation. He was accompanied by Chairperson SRSP Mrs Munawar Humayun Khan and CEO SRSP Masood Ul Mulk along with others.