Buksh Energy’s Lighting a Million Lives initiative is ensuring a brighter future for the nation by tackling energy poverty in Pakistan, a nation that is in the midst of an energy crisis with 63% of the population in off grid areas. By providing low-income families with access to clean and affordable energy, Buksh Energy is stabilizing society and strengthening their economic capacity to reap a ‘green peace dividend’. This reduces the nation’s security risk by improving the country’s energy independence, strengthening domestic stability through citizen involvement and using green technologies to mitigate security threats of climate change and resource scarcity – a increasing cause of conflict in the world.
As a pioneer of the clean energy movement, Buksh Energy has already impacted over 1000 lives – majority of whom are women and children – enabling Pakistan to transition to a sustainable, low-emission economy that will reduce poverty, trigger economic dynamism and catalyze the long-term peacebuilding process.
CEO, Buksh Energy
Chairman, Buksh Foundation
Director, Buksh Energy
CEO, Buksh Foundation
“Buksh Energy aims to empower the underprivileged with access to sustainable and reliable energy for all, enabling them to become productive economic agents creating sustainable livelihood and peace within their own communities, while generating a measurable triple bottom line impact on the global economy as a whole.”
Sustainable, scalable, inclusive peacebuilding, that has long-term and transformative impact.
The IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge is a joint initiative by the N-Peace Network, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX).
Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX)
IIX is a a leading organisation in the global impact investing space whose mission is to impact 100 million lives by 2020 by linking development with finance.
N-Peace is a UNDP-managed multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia advancing women’s leadership for conflict prevention, resolution, and peacebuilding.
United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.