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Group 3; Clean Energy & Materials


is led by Muhammad Iqbal


Pakistan is facing severe electricity supply shortages, causing forced power outages over the last decade ranging from 8 to 12 hours a day in urban areas and up to 18 hours in rural areas. In rural or other areas, over 50 million Pakistanis are off grid with little or no prospects of access to electricity.

UPSIGN's Focus on Energy and Materials

  • How new materials can be made and developed for clean energy purposes

  • How energy availability in remote communities affects education, gender equality, poverty reduction, public policy, climate change, sustainability, zero hunger etc.

  • Affordable battery and other energy storage systems for “off grid” communities.

  • Renewable waste to energy on small and large scales.

  • Production of clean water at different scales (including the use of renewable energy to clean water).

  • Developing sustainable energy policy recommendations (e.g. for off grid or water management).

  • Small-scale renewable energy harvesting systems (micro hydro, solar etc.)

  • Energy or water conservation, management and education.

Our Work in Biomass



  1. Pakistan Energy Workshop [December 2017, Islamabad]; click here for the link

  2. Pakistan Global Challenges Seminar and Workshop [Summer 2018, London]

  3. UPSIGN Annual Symposium, Pakistan and Its Diaspora; Global Challenges and Opportunities [Summer 2019, London]; click here for the link

  4. Global Development workshop on GCRF Clean and Affordable Energy/Water [March 2020, Islamabad]; click here for the link

  • Whatsapp

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