Aga Khan Foundation receives national sanitation award in India

Delhi, India, 27 April 2017 – The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) was awarded the FICCI- India Sanitation Coalition prize for a model of integrated block-level sanitation that is contributing to the pledge made by India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to eliminate open defecation by October 2019. The Award was delivered by the Minister for…

TOI Social Impact Awards 2015: How they came together for some natural choices — Times of India com

In their effort to pick environment category winners, the jury got into an engaging discussion on some contentious ecological issues. The dialogue touched upon questions of scalability of renewable energy vs conventional energy sources and community ownership of solar-powered systems. It culminated in the jury picking the Indian Farm Forestry Development Cooperative Limited (IFFDC) in…

Bill Gates Drinks Water Made from Poop and Calls It ‘Delicious’ — by Casey Coates Danson on Global Possibilities Org

Environment:  Omniprocessors could provide clean water to millions of people in poorer countries. Always with an eye for invention, former Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is championing a new clean water innovation for those living in third-world countries. And where does all this clean water come from? From human waste, and Gates has called it “delicious”…

Desalination plant to be built in Gaza — Yahoo com news

A picture taken on March 20, 2014 shows the implementation of first stone to mark the start of the construction of a major seawater desalination plant in Deir Al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip (AFP Photo/Mohammed Abed)   Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – The European Union and UNICEF launched a project Thursday to build…

Gaht Drinking Water Supply Project Inaugurated – Chitral News

MPA Ghulam Muhammad has appreciated the role of German Government and its people in the development of Chitral by providing fund particularly for drinking water sector. He was speaking as a Chief Guest on the occasion of inauguration of two KfW funded clean drinking water supply projects in remote villages, Gaht Payeen and Gaht Bala,…

Chitral,Pakistan: 39 Community Representatives Trained – Chitral news

Chitral — EDO Health Department, Dr Sher Qayum Chitral, has said that availability of safe drinking water can eliminate many water borne diseases in the society.  He said this while speaking on the certificate distribution ceremony at the conclusion of two day workshop of training programme organized by Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan, (AKPBSP)…

Afghanistan: About 3000 Ghazni residents get new water supply network

  Ghazni PRT Earlier in the week, the second phase of a major development project concluded where a water supply network was expanded in the southern part of Ghazni city. The work was managed by the Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT). According to a NATO news release today, “almost 8 kilometers of pipeline and necessary…

The unfolding human tragedy in Pakistan

Source:The Lancet.com ***** The health impacts of the catastrophic floods in Pakistan are highlighted in a Podcast and Comment by Professor Zulfi Bhutta, Aga Khan University, Pakistan. As the flood waters recede, the risk of cholera outbreaks and other communicable diseases rise; the priorities for the relief effort are food supplies, clean water, and sanitation,…

Pakistan: Agreement signed for clean drinking water

Source:Tribune com ISLAMABAD: Germany will provide the Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan (AKFP) with a grant of € 3.12 million to improve the drinking water supply and sanitation conditions of Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan areas. This money will be provided for the implementation of the second phase of the Water and Sanitation Extension Program (WASEP), a program…

Aga Khan Foundation has invested $750 million in Afghanistan since 2001

Hope for Afghanistan Obama’s announcement at the beginning of the month redirected America’s attention toward the war in Afghanistan. However, there is another battlefront in the country that has been thriving for years. Non-governmental organizations are on the front lines of development in Afghanistan, creating hope and opportunity for hundreds of thousands. Notably, Aga Khan…

Amnesty International: Underlying the economic crisis is a human rights time bomb

The world is sitting on a social, political and economic time bomb fuelled by an unfolding human rights crisis, said Amnesty International’s Secretary General Irene Khan today as she launched Amnesty International Report 2009: State of the World’s Human Rights. “Underlying the economic crisis is an explosive human rights crisis,” said Irene Khan. “The economic…

Gender and Climate Change: Poor Women Bear Brunt of Global Warming

  Getty Images Where will the water come from? Women in the developing world are set to suffer most as global temperatures rise. With the world struggling to come up with an agreement ahead of December’s Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, one important fact has been overlooked: Women are hit hardest by the extreme weather…