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Award Process and Project Progress

Call for Proposals and Award Process

The Partnership Fund receives project proposals and awards grants in two ways i.e. (1) through a call for small-scale proposals (projects equal to or less than Rs. 1 million) and large-scale proposals (projects equal to or less than Rs. 3 million); and (2) through WWF-Pakistanís Scientific Committee on a rolling basis. Under the second method, the Partnership Fund only awards small-scale projects that equal or are less than Rs. 1 million.

Round 1

In 2008, the Partnership Fund hosted its first round of funding. In this first call, the Partnership Fund awarded grants to 13 projects. 10 of these projects were approved by the Partnership Fundís Technical Committee held on August 12, 2008. The remaining three projects, which were less than 1 million rupees, were approved by WWF-Pakistanís Scientific Committee, which met on September 18, 2008.

Round 2

In the second round of funding, the Partnership Fundís Technical Committee granted awards to 7 projects. Each of these projects was above 1 million rupees. This was the first time when a project from the Forests and Wildlife Department, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (formerly NWFP) was awarded a grant.

Round 3

In the third round of funding, the Partnership Fundís Technical Committee approved four projects. During 2010, the Partnership Fund Technical Committee took the extraordinary measure of approving an emergency relief and rehabilitation project in Keti Bunder. Details of currently ongoing projects awarded by the Partnership Fund Technical Committee may be found in the table below.


Project Title




First Round
1 Distribution, Status and Management of Smooth coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) in Indus Eco-region Sindh Wildlife Department, Govt. of Sindh Sukkur Conservation of Species Nara Desert  Completed
2 Assess the status of Tenulosa illisha (Palla) and the causes responsible for its decline in its natural habitat Fisheries Department Govt. of Sindh  Conservation of Species Downstream Kotri Completed
3 Forest Protection Project through Forest Protection Committees Indus Development Organization Conservation of Habitat Matyari Forest Completed
4 Community Based Natural Resource Management Project  Participatory Development Initiatives Conservation of Habitat  Kharo Chhan Thatta Completed
5 Rehabilitation of Fishermen Community and Keenjhar Lake through Participatory Approach  Keenjhar Fishermen Welfare Society Alternate Livelihood Keenjhar Lake Thatta Completed
6 Development and Promotion of Biogas Technologies for Meeting Domestic Fuel Needs of Rural Areas Shah Lateef Welfare Association, Nawabshah  Alternate Energy Pai Forest Terminated
7 Rehabilitation of Booharki Forest Badin Development & Research organization  Conservation of Habitat Badin Completed
8 Alternative Energy Project- Dadu Young Samaji Tanzeem Johi, Alternate Energy Dadu Terminated
9 Promote Alternate Energy for Sustainable Conservation of Indus Delta Ecoregion Action for Humanitarian Development  Alternate Energy Kharo Chhan Thatta Completed
10 Creating Sustainable Environment through Promotion of Awareness & Energy Efficient Technologies Global Welfare and Development Organization Alternate Energy Keenjhar Lake Thatta Completed
Second Round
11 Sustainable reuse of drainage efluent in irrigated aggreculture for increasing crop productivity Institute of Irrigation and Drainage engineering, Mehran engineering university, Jamshoro  Alternate Livelihood Jamshoro/ Mirpur Khas  Ongoing
12 Upper Indus Watershed Management through sea buckthorn plantation and livlihood improvement, Boltistan  Northern Areas Foest & wildlife Department, Gilgit, Govt of Pak Conservation of Habitat Skardu Baltistan Ongoing
13 Improvement and Rehabilitation of Haleji Lake Sindh Wild life Department Govt. Of Sindh Conservation of Species Haleji Lake Thatta Ongoing 
14 Distribution and Status of Threatened species of fresh water turtules in selected Areas of Indus river System Zoology Survey Department, Govt of Pakistan Conservation of Species Indus River Punjab & Sindh Ongoing
15 Integrated Agriculture Farming for Improving Water Management, Enhancing Productivity and Alleviating Rural Poverty Research And Development Foundation(RedFound) Alternate Livelihood Thatta Completed
16 Sustainable Management of Two threatened Indus Delta Dolphin Species, the Indo-Pacific humpback(suasa chinesis) and Indo-Pacific Bottlenose (Tursiops aduncus) Marine conservation International(MCI) Conservation of Species Indus Delta & adjacent Coastal areas of Sindh Ongoing
17 Construction of Wetland at village, Majeed Keerio, Nawabshah Sindhrica Reforms Society, Nawabshah  Alternate Livelihood Pai Forest Completed
18 Use of GIS to analyse marine turtle Habitat: sandspit & Hawksb\ay Ecosystem Shehr-CBE Conservation of Species Sandspit & Hawksbay Karachi  Completed
Third Round
19 Reforming Forestry Governance in Sindh Forest & Wildlife Department Govt. of Sindh, Karachi Conservation of Habitat Sindh Ongoing 
20 Rehabilitation and Restoration of internal Irrigation System and Habitat Conservation of Pai Forest Sindh Forest Department Afforestration Division, Shaheed Benazirabad  Conservation of Habitat Pai Forest Ongoing
21 Community Integrated Rangeland Conservation and Management Project Sustainable Development Foundation  Conservation of Habitat Chotairi  Ongoing
22 Biodiversity Conservation of the Natural Dye plant Indigo in Pai Forest area of Indus Ecoregion  Goth Sudhar Sangat Haji Keerio Conservation of Habitat Pai Forest Ongoing
23 Community Based Wetland Management of Deh Akro - II Sangat Development Foundation, Nawabsah Conservation of Habitat Shaheed Benazirabad/ Nawabshah Ongoing
24 Rehabilitation of Cyclone Affected Communities through Partner CBOs Bahar CBO Keti Bundar Rehabilitation  Keti Bandar Thatta Ongoing
Foth Round
25 GIS based boundary delineation of highly encroached forest sections in Murree Forest Division  Murree Forest Division, Punjab Forest Department Conservation of Habitats  Murree Forest  Ongoing            
Projects Granted by SC (Grant below 1 Million Rs.)
No Project Title  Partner Theme Location Status
1 Effect of water quality on the availability, size and growth of Indian major Carp ‘Labeo rohit’ in selected natural waters for sustainable fisheries in Punjab University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore Conservation of Species Punjab Completed
2 Livelihood support to vulnerable communities, Jubhoo Lagoon Sindh Rural Support Programme Alternate Livelihood Jubho Lagoon, Thatta Completed
3 Conservation of Ladakh urial and associated wildlife in Shigar Valley, Skardu, Northern Areas  Conservation Manager, WWF – Northern Areas Conservation of Species Skardu Baltistan Completed
4 Bioavailability and characterization of heavy metals in Mangroves ecosystem PCSIR (Dr. Sarwat Ismail) Conservation of Habitat Karachi- Sindh Ongoing
5 Support for academia for dissemination of Scientific information and research  Conservation Division and WWF Sindh Programme WWF-P  Academic Support for NR Based Research  Sindh Ongoing
6 Capacity Buidling of environmental journalists, Punjab FEJP & WWF Lahore Livelihood Punjab Completed
7 Vulture Less-A15 minutes documentary on the vulture crisis of Pakistan Department of Film and TV, National Collage of Arts Lahore Conservation of species Lahore, Karachi, Tharparker, Salt range Completed
8 Environmental Relarted Livlihood Support and alternative energy resource to reduce the wood cutting  Mehran Research and Developent Society, Hyderabad Alternate Livelihood Miyani Forest Sindh Completed
9 Health and Hygienice Promotion through safe sanitation and increase plantation, Keenjhar Lake Jhole Mari Welfare and Development Org. Health & Hygiene Keenjhar Lake Thatta Ongoing
10 Safe Drinking water through desalination plant for coastal communities, Kharo Chhan Sindh Radiant Organization Thatta Alternate Livelihood Kharo Chhan Thatta Ongoing
11 Harnessing the Hunting Communities for protection of partridge, at Keenjhar Lake Keemjhar Maroo-Ara Welfare and Development Org. Conservation Of Species Keenjhar Lake Thatta Ongoing
12 Support to Sindh Coastal Area Network For the National Level Events  Badin Rural Development Society Conservation Of Habitat Coastal areas Thatta & Badin Ongoing
13 Economic empowerment of women through skill enhancement and proven of alternative livelihood Kiran Aurat Tarqiyati tanzeem village Talli, Pai Alternate Livelihood Pai Forest Ongoing
14 To create alternate sources of income for stone extracting and fishing community/women by promoting the enterpreneurship in Jhimpir Roshni Keenjhar Welfare and Development Organization, Thatta Alternate Livelihood Keenjhar Lake Thatta Ongoing
15 Conservation of Mangroves at Keenjhar Lake  Keenjhar Mahool Dost welfare and Development Organization  Conservation Of Species Keenjhar Lake Thatta Ongoing
16 Capacity building of stakeholders for the management operation and maintenance of Constructed Wetlands  Sindhica Reform Society  Alternate Livelihood Pai Forest Ongoing
17 In situ conservation of Mahsheer Fish (Tor putitora) in the Ponch River and Mangla Dam Dr. Anis ur Rehman, CEO, Himalayan Wildlife Foundation Islamabad  Conservation Of Species Poonch River and Mangla Ongoing
18 Promotion of ecotourism by construction of walkway facility to make conservation and information centre at Keenjhar Lake accessable for the visitors  Keenjhar Khush-Hal Welfare and development Organization Thatta  others  Keenjhar Lake Thatta Ongoing
19 Carbon Stock Assessment in sub-watershed of the Himalayan Forest (Ayubia National Park) Mohammad Qasim, WWF-Pak, Islamabad (in collaboration with the CDM Cell of the Federal Ministry of Environment) Ecology & Evolution Process  Ayubia Natinal Park Ongoing
20 Environmental protection of Keenjhar Lake through installation of garbage bins along main tourism sites and conservation and information centre  Keenjhar dost welfare and development Organization Sonhri Conservation of habitat, and hygiene Keenjhar Lake Thatta Ongoing
21  Livestock sector development in Pai Forest as an alternate livelihood source Mehran Tarqiatee Tanzeem Sakrand, Haji Ahmed Keerio Alternate Livelihood Pai Forest Ongoing
22 Gyps Vulture Restoration Project- comprehensive survey  WWF-Pakistan, Ferouzpur Road Lahore Survey Punjab Ongoing 
23 Spatial pattern, range and feeding habits of the common leopard in Ayubia National Park Department of Environmental sciences of University of Siena Conservation of Species Ayubia Natinal Park Ongoing 


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