Back to news
6 May 2016 | News

Promoting Bio-briquette in Pakistan

1 min Read

70% Complete
Federal Minister Marvi Memon inaugurating the training on bio-briquette production Photo: Mudassar ul Mulk

Mudassar ul Mulk is a bio-briquette expert trained by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and works in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit- Baltistan, Pakistan. Many organizations request him to train people in their project area. His enterprise is highly successful and he is earning a good income. Mr ul Mulk is on ICIMOD’s roster of experts in bio-briquette production. He trains locals and provides them with equipment for bio-briquette production. Recently, he was also hired as a trainer by the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) for a two-day training on bio-briquette production, to train poor women in Hazara Division of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. BISP took this training in order to reduce pressure on rangelands and forests for fuelwood, by promoting an alternative source of fuel. The training focuses vasive plant species in rangelands to make briquettes, which makes the production cost effective and ecologically sustainable.on using in

Marvi Memon, chairperson of BISP participating in the training
Photo: Mudassar ul Mulk

After observing bio-briquettes and other sustainable technologies at the ICIMOD Knowledge Park at Godavari in March, Marvi Memon, chairperson of BISP, had promised to provide this training to community members in her native province. At the training, Ms Memon noted that women in the village could easily make bio-briquettes since it involved a simple and inexpensive technology.

In May this year, the training will also be conducted in Gilgit-Baltistan in two venues – Central Hunza and Sost or Passu villages – with support from the Forest Wildlife and Environment Department.

Back in 2014, staff members of the Institute of Sustainable Technology Development (ISTD) in Pakistan attended a training of trainers (TOT) on bio-briquette production at the ICIMOD Knowledge Park at Godavari in Kathmandu, Nepal. The training aimed to promote bio-briquette as an alternative source of energy for cooking and heating. After receiving the TOT, ISTD staff trained local communities in Haripur village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. The villagers were also provided briquette-making equipment through local organizations.

 

Stay current

Stay up to date on what’s happening around the HKH with our most recent publications and find out how you can help by subscribing to our mailing list.

Sign Up

Related Content

Continue exploring this topic

30 May 2017 Forests
Cooperatives prepare business plans to promote agroforestry in Chitwan, Nepal

An orientation programme was conducted by Bhandari and Bishwa Raj Karki (an independent consultant) to sensitize cooperative members to the ...

13 Jan 2020 Cryosphere
Long-term cryosphere monitoring programme in Pakistan seeks to understand and protect glaciers

ICIMOD’s Cryosphere Initiative – supported by the Government of Norway and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation – has ...

6 Apr 2016 News
MAIL of Afghanistan: Creating Stronger Collaborative Partnerships

The first stakeholder coordination committee meeting of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock (MAIL) was held on 2 March 2016 at ...

14 Jun 2018 REDD+
ICIMOD supports ICFRE in developing State REDD+ Action Plan for Uttarakhand, India

Countries seeking funds from the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programme need to develop a National REDD+ ...

17 Nov 2015 News
Soil Study in Mustang

  Up to 18 thousand gross tonnes of carbon are stored in worldwide soils, almost double the amount stored in all ...

11 Jul 2016 News
Landslide Dam Assessment in Chin State, Myanmar

A team of scientists recently visited the landslide dam in Chin State, Myanmar to assess the risk associated with the ...

25 Apr 2016 News
A Landslide Report: Bringing Key Stakeholders Together to Reduce Nepal’s Landslide Disaster Risks

A year has now passed since the devastating earthquake in Nepal and it continues to struggle with enormous challenges of ...

20 Mar 2015 News
Consolidating the Himalaya-Third Pole Circle

Initiating and sustaining dialogue and collaboration on the challenges of climate change was at the heart of the ...