GIZ/Integration, hydro power in Afghanistan, Ashden Award winner

Wed, Jan 29, 2014
GIZ INTEGRATION Consulting Micro-hydro micro-hydro

Published on May 31, 2012 This video can be downloaded here: GIZ and Integration won an Ashden International Award in 2012. To find out more visit the link above, and follow us on: Facebook Twitter Blog:

The German development corporation GIZ and consulting engineers INTEGRATION are bringing electricity to the remote Badakhshan and Takhar provinces in North East Afghanistan by constructing new off-grid hydro schemes that are capable of weathering the most challenging of circumstances. Responding to local sensitivities, all communities get a share of construction work while training in productive uses of electricity is stimulating the growth of small businesses, offering a viable alternative to growing opium. Working with the Afghan Government, the partners have so far installed six micro-hydro plants with total capacity 1.3MW, providing 24-hour electricity for the first time to 63,000 people,110 public organisations and 645 small enterprises. Category Nonprofits & Activism License