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.
Three days training on Pakistan Approach to Total Sanitation (PATS) was organized for 30 elected members (18 male and 12 female) in District Buner under WASH PATs plus project. The objective of the training was to orient the participants on WASH policy framework at district level, provide low cost solutions regarding sanitation and water safety and to elaborate their role in open defecation free (ODF) declaration, verification, certification and sustainability check. Furthermore, their knowledge was enhanced on gender mainstreaming, equity, disaster risk reduction, climate change and environmental protection. The training was organized by SRSP in collaboration with Government of KPK and funded by UNICEF.