Productive Uses of Renewable Energy in Chitral District, Pakistan (PURE-Chitral)

Project Summary

This project aims at removing barriers to the adoption of renewable energy technologies (RETs) by promoting productive uses of energy in one of Pakistan remotest areas: the District of Chitral. The project will create new local jobs and sources of income while directly mitigating some 109,000 tons, and indirectly mitigating 390,000 tons, of CO2-equivalent over 25 years.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Alternate Energy Development Board and German Technical Assistance Agency (GTZ)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
950,000 USD
Co-financing Total
4,700,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
100,000 USD
Total Cost 5,700,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
31 Mar 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
06 Jul 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
13 May 2008
Project closed
09 Oct 2014