Celebration of World Habitat Award 2018 for Pakistan Chulah

Celebration of World Habitat Award 2018 for Pakistan Chulah

The World Habitat Awards, established in 1985 are the world’s leading housing awards. They are organised by World Habitat with support from UN-Habitat.

Pakistan Chulahs – _The smokeless stoves empowering women and changing lives teaches marginalized women to build a hygienic, sustainable, smokeless earthen stove, which not only improves their health but also empowers them to earn a living by marketing and building stoves in other villages.

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Celebrations of the birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on 25th December 2018.

Celebrations of the birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on 25th December 2018.

The festive event was organized by Sindh Police, and attended by high police officials including DIG and SSPs from Hyderabad and Thatta. On the occasion several schools had been invited to present skits and performances which were also attended by the local young people.

It was amazing how the venue consisting of a large hangar like structure made of skillful bamboo construction is becoming a popular venue for various groups.

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INTBAU - Excellence Award, Awarded to Heritage Foundation of Pakistan

INTBAU - Excellence Award, Awarded to Heritage Foundation of Pakistan

It is announced with great pleasure that Heritage Foundation of Pakistan is awarded Excellence Award 2018, in a  successful two-day session of the INTBAU World Congress to research, educate, and engage as widely as possible on the value and relevance of traditional architecture and urban design was held recently at the Royal Society of Arts in London. 

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Debut documentary by Shanaz Ramzi bags Bronze Award!

Debut documentary by Shanaz Ramzi bags Bronze Award!

Karachi, December 13, 2018: ‘Salute To Karima’ a debut documentary by Shanaz Ramzi, CEO STARLINKS PR and Events and trustee Heritage Foundation, has been selected as award winner in Spotlight Film Awards (Atlanta, Georgia) in the category of short films, it was announced here today. The documentary was chosen from among hundreds of films that were reviewed this year, and included in the first list compiled of the best independent films of 2018 by the judges. The film has bagged the Bronze Award.

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The Pakistan Chulah, Life Transforming Zero Caron Fuel-efficient Double-stove

The publication discusses the benefits of the Pakistan Chulah, based on the experience of thousands of double stoves built in the rural areas of Pakistan by housewives. The low cost double stove has been spread through the efforts of Barefoot Entrepreneurs, trained in the technique of building sustainable fuel efficient earth stoves. Once the techniques are imparted to rural housewives, they are able to construct and ornament their stoves themselves, showing pride in the products created by them.

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Report on INTBAU Congress 27-29 November 2018

Report on INTBAU Congress 27-29 November 2018

A successful two-day session of the INTBAU World Congress to research, educate, and engage as widely as possible on the value and relevance of traditional architecture and urban design was held recently at the Royal Society of Arts in London.

INTBAU (International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism) is a unique, established resource for global knowledge of traditional architecture and urban design. Their active network consists of individuals and institutions, who design, make, maintain, study, or enjoy traditional buildings and places.

As a preliminary to the Congress international delegates were invited the day before on 26th November to leave London early in the morning and arrive in Poundbury, the Duchy of Cornwall land -- the pet project of the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, an ancient market town with a model urban extension -- five hours later. The guided tour of the quaint town culminated with HRH Prince Charles meeting the visiting delegates and giving them time one-on-one. Pakistan was represented by Heritage Foundation’s CEO Yasmeen Lari and Shanaz Ramzi, Hon. Vice-chair and trustee Heritage Foundation.

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Visit of UNESCO Consultant to the Tomb of Muneer Maghfouri

Visit of UNESCO Consultant to the Tomb of Muneer Maghfouri

On 9 December 2018, a visit was made by Mr. Rand Eppich, UNESCO Consultant and Mr. Kazi Ayaz Mahessar, Consultant, Department of Antiquities, Government of Sindh. They were conducted by Mr. Naheem Shah, Project Manager HF and shown the work of meticulous cleaning of the ground as well as masonry by trained female workers belonging to the former beggar community. The involvement of the community in heritage safeguarding is among the most important objectives of the work being carried out at the tomb with support from Prince Claus Fund, Gerda Henkel Foundation and Spiritual Chords.

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Presentation at FPCCI Headquarters, Clifton, Karachi

Presentation at FPCCI Headquarters, Clifton, Karachi

Presentation at FPCCI Headquarters, Clifton, Karachi – 20 November 2018. A presentation was organized by Ms. Shanaz Ramzi, Chair, Humanitarian Architecture wing of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) in order to apprise their eminent members regarding the work being carried out by Heritage Foundation of Pakistan. This comprised work at Makli World Heritage with particular focus on a major humanitarian assistance initiative which is currently under way for impoverished communities living in the shadow of the World Heritage Site.

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