Circular Economy:
A Key Component of Our Approach

Embracing a holistic vision, we envisions a complete circular economy program for the Gilgit-Baltistan region in Pakistan from here we are piloting. aiming to address multifaceted challenges in sustainable development across various domains.
Collaborating closely with our affiliate company Global Pedlars and drawing upon the expertise ofour partner  the Gilgit-Baltistan Rural Support Program (GBRSP), our approach encompasses energy, water, nutrition, and competence building, culminating in a transformative circular economy.
Norhydro and its affiliate company Global Pedlars started discussion on the Circular Economy Program during the International Conference on Collective Actions for Knowledge Economy in April 2021.  This innovative program stems from the understanding that a circular economy thrives on interconnections and interdependencies among various sectors. As a responsible corporate entity, we recognize the significance of collective efforts to create lasting change. Leveraging our partnerships with diverse Norwegian institutions and universities, we are committed to building competence and sharing knowledge as part of our corporate social responsibility.

CEO NorHydro Signing MoU with KIU in 2021

We have collaborated with Karakoram International University (KIU), marking the establishment of an academic partnership that goes beyond energy initiatives. This partnership reflects a shared aspiration for sustainable growth, harnessing the academic platform to promote innovative solutions and knowledge exchange. This collaboration not only enriches the circular economy program but also empowers the local community through enhanced skills and learning. 

Our partnerships with institutions like Norwegian University of Lifesciences (NMBU) (  and Norwegian Institute of Bio-economy Research (NIBIO)  are pivotal.
NorHydro has connected the Norwegian Institutions with the Karakoram International University (KIU) in Gilgit. This nexus serves as a cornerstone of our competence-building and circular economy model for Gilgit Baltistan, fostering knowledge exchange and sustainable growth. This approach aims to harness the potential of the knowledge economy, where competences play a central role as a key resource for sustainable environmental and economic development within communities.

Country Manager Norhydro, at Karakorum International University in discussion with the Vice Chancellor and senior Faculty Members