Association for Reduction in Indoor Air Pollution (ARIP)

Mission

Association for Reduction in Indoor Air Pollution (ARIP) is committed to reduce indoor air pollution and remove health hazzards for children and women through the introduction of clean fuels, alternative energy technologies and raising awarness among masses, policy and decision makers at local and naitonal level. Alongwith this; ARIP believes that all the stakeholders of this issue like industry, traders, government, civil society and people should be on board in order to combat this problem at national level.

Organization Type Multilateral

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Mr. Atif Sohail
Secondary Contact
Mr.

Address 73/6 K, Commercial Zone, Ghazi Road
DHA, Lahore
Lahore, Punjab
54792
Pakistan
Website
Phone 92 300 9506534
Fax +92-5709991
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

Pakistan

Fuels/Technologies: Biogas
Biomass
Coal
Kerosene
Liquid Petroleum Gas
Solar
Wind
Other
Solar, Windmills
Sectors of Experience: Agriculture
Behavior Change
Education
Energy
Environment
Gender
Health
Renewable Energy
Rural Development
Water
Countries of Operation: Pakistan
Afghanistan

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

People at large dont understand the phenomenon of indoor air pollution and not easily ready for adopting clean fuels and alternative energy sources. Secondly; alternative energy srouces are expensive and need some knowledge to be operated properly but at household level females dont feel confident and thus resist in adopting such things. In rurla area, women do like to use fixed stoves, and they agree to make changes in these fixed stoves but not ready to adopt and use portable stoves like stovetec or rocket stoves.


Market development for improved cooking technologies:

The cities of Central Punjab with a population of approximately 40 million people have enormous potential for becoming a huge market of alternative energy sources. Sunlight is available round the year so a cost effective, efficient and user friendly solar technology can easily become popular among the poeple. Alongwith solar technologies, rocket stoves and double chamber stoves can also be marketed as there is no such thing available in the market.


Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

No input.


Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

We also offer services for stove testing and monitoring of small scale energy projects.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

We would definitely like to develop our skills in the field of monitoring and measuring indoor air pollution so that we can advocate with the government for the development of indoor air standards.