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Centre of Renewable Energy (Afghanistan, Pakistan)


Titre : Centre of Renewable Energy (Afghanistan, Pakistan)

Pays  : Afghanistan, Pakistan
Localisation : Peshawar

Date/Durée : December 2015 – April 2017

The city of Peshawar is located around 50 km from the Pakistani-Afghan border, in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The mountainous region has suffered from instability and violent incidents in the past decade. The population’s eagerness to recover and develop economically is being additionally slowed down by energy shortage, which is a frequent problem along the Afghan-Pakistani border. This exacerbates the situation of – among others – many young people struggling to earn a living. Facing the lack of opportunity, they can become an easy target for extremists, who exploit their vulnerability for their own goals.

The project aimed at unlocking the untapped potential of the renewable energy sector in Peshawar and the wider province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in order to generate several positive effects for the population. By increasing the knowledge and expertise in the context of solar power and UPS among the local population, these energy sources were hoped to be promoted as tangible solutions for the area’s struggles with steady energy supply. Concretely, this was to be achieved through training more qualified personnel in this sector, which in turn was planned to have a beneficial effect on the overall unemployment rate, especially among the younger population.

Bénéficiaires : Initial phase supported by Wish International : 500 trainees (60% Pakistani, 40% Afghan) ; after facility hand-over to TEVTA : continuous enrolment

Mise en œuvre : Wish International

Co-financé par German Federal Foreign Office (FFO) through KfW and PATRIP Foundation :
Budget : 750,000.00 EUR

PATRIP Foundation

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