Aisha Khan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of New World Program partner organization Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization (MGPO) in Pakistan, has been awarded the 2019 Stanford Bright Award. As Stanford’s largest environmental prize, the Bright Award recognizes exceptional contributions to global sustainability and is given to an organization in one of 10 rotating regions each year. 

Children of Tholdi village now have access to potable water through this partnership. 

MGPO has been a New World partner since 2015 and continues to do great work in collaboration with the program today. As a part of the two phases of project 'New World: Integrated water resource management for food security, safe drinking water and sanitation services’, most recently, the NWP supported MGPO’s efforts to provide 2,880 people with improved access to water for domestic consumption, productive use and hygiene in the Gole Tassu Village of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan is the administrative partner of the project. The project also trained over 2,200 community members on water conservation and community water resources management. This project alone has replenished over 2 billion liters back to the local communities via piped irrigation of 19,000 running feet.

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Read more about Aisha Khan's extraordinary work here!

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Members of the Gole Tassu village washing their hands with their new water provided by MGPO.