Infrastructure Development, Alternate Energy and Shelter Department
IDEAS services are committed to providing Low-income housing projects with good quality infrastructure and alternate energy solutions to the target population.
Community Physical Infrastructure (CPI) Schemes
Community Physical Infrastructure-CPI is the basic physical and organizational structure of a community, it includes facilities like Street Pavements, Link Roads, Hand Pumps, Gravity Water Supply, Sewerage, Telecommunication and Energy needed to sustain the operations of a village/town and city.
This model not only improves the means of communication for the communities but also opens new horizons for economic and human resource development in the area. For example the coastal areas are the hub of business especially for fishing and related activities. Therefore, the need of jetty is very apparent for these areas. HANDS has built over 207 Jetty facilities for coastal communities.
Alternate Energy Schemes
Electrical power is required in almost all of our daily activities unfortunately, it is either not available or is in great shortfall. To combat this situation, HANDS – IDEAS has come up with best practice model of small scale alternate energy generation schemes.
HANDS has vast and proven expertise in initiating, managing and sustaining renewable energy interventions. HANDS has designed different solar models for households, schools, healthcare and other facilities. HANDS has installed 501 KW solar units at 121 locations of urban and rural areas like health and education facilities, community centers, households, water facilities and others. Its partnership with Medico International, Foreign Commonwealth Development office-FCDO, ENI Pakistan Limited, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency TIKA, Government of Sindh and different philanthropists are a key indicator of its acknowledgement for its services and competency in alternate energy sector interventions.
Energy Efficient Stoves (EES)
HANDS has introduced Energy Efficient Stoves in intervened areas of Pakistan, which can be made easily from local material available in the village. Energy Efficient Stove can be used for cooking, space heating and to get multiple uses with the same amount of fire wood at a time. The EES emits less smoke and therefore, equally good for health. The Energy Efficient Stove was initially designed to reduced consumption of fuel wood, therefore, it was tested that it consume less fuel wood as compare to traditional open ended stoves.
HANDS has launched EES intervention in intervene areas and our technical team has conducted trainings of local community members especially women and activists on Energy Efficient Stoves (EES).