Aga Khan Rural Support Programme Pakistan
The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) is a private, non-profit company, established by the Aga Khan Foundation in 1982 to improve the quality of life of the people of Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral (GBC). The overall goal of the organization is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the people of northern Pakistan.
AKRSP has built a strong foundation of people’s institutions, comprising more than 3700 Village and Women Organizations, majority of whom have come together to establish more than 60 Local Support Organizations as their representative institutions. These LSOs take on a multi-sector agenda in partnership with a wide array of partners including the local government departments. LSOs are increasingly taking on a development agenda that goes beyond the traditions.
To provide the communities with access to clean and renewable energy for domestic and commercial purposes...
To increase on-farm water use efficiency, agro-productivity and agro-marketing facilities within the command...
Gems & Jewellery
To develop a sustainable value chain for Gems and Jewellery sector in Northern Pakistan Project. Basic and...
Deepening Participatory Governance (DPG)
To reduce the negative impacts of poverty through active and effective...
Enhanced Employability & Leadership for Youth (EELY)
To improve the socio-economic conditions of young men and women in Gilgit...
Livelihood Enhancement & Protection (LEP)
To reduce inter valleys depravities in terms of economic opportunities and...
Enhancing Employability and Leadership for Youth (EELY)
Funded by: Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) and the Aga Khan Foundation, Canada (AKFC) Project Period: 6 Years (March 2011- March 2017) Geographic Focus: All Districts of Gilgit-Baltistan and district Chitral of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. To improve the socio-economic conditions of young men and women in Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral (GBC)
Gems And Jewellery Project (G&J)
To develop a sustainable value chain for Gems and Jewellery sector in Northern Pakistan Project. Basic and advanced training for more than 1500 in cutting, polishing and jewelry making and Strengthening market based services. Performance improvising and strengthening of competitiveness. Upgrading skills and introduction and use of new technology.
To provide the communities with access to clean and renewable energy for domestic and commercial purposes, to promote productive use of energy for generating income opportunities for the rural households and reduce socio-economic disparities through an efficient use of hydro-power energy and a better protection against water-induced natural disasters.
Satpara Development Project (SDP)
To increase agricultural GDP growth by two-thirds (assuming a baseline annual growth rate of 3 per cent), increasing employment and reducing rural poverty by 20 per cent over the next 5 years in Satpara Development Project Area and increase on-farm water use efficiency, agro-productivity and agro-marketing facilities within the command area.
Inauguration Of Micro Hydel Station At Arandu Valley20 November, 2015
Commander Frontier Core North Sector Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Brigadier Ziaul- Islam inaugurated 200 KW Mini Hydro Power Plant established by...
First Tehsil Educational Conference held in Gojal, Hunza25 November, 2015
Gojal: The First Tehsil Educational Conference concluded today here in Gulmit, the headquarters of Tehsil Gojal, upper Hunza.
Once devastated, women share success stories05 December, 2015
Islamabad - Robina Kosar, a 27 year old widow, is supporting her family in a village of Skardu, Gilgit–Baltistan, by pursuing a profession for livelihood rarely opted by...
Member Profile: AKRSP's Trailblazing Micro Hydro Efforts in Pakistan26 December, 2015
At the United Nations SE4ALL Forum in May 2015 there was much good discussion on mini-grids. Anytime the mini-grid technology...