Pakistan Call for Project Concept Notes

Location: Karachi, Pakistan . 16th Feb 2014 to 3rd Mar 2014

Mangroves for the Future (MFF)
Small Grants Facility Projects

Call for Project Concept Notes

February 16, 2014

MFF is a partnership-led regional initiative chaired by IUCN and UNDP to promote investment in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development. MFF focuses on the role of healthy, well-managed coastal ecosystems as a contribution to building human resilience in ecosystem dependent coastal communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam. The initiative uses mangroves as a flagship ecosystem, but MFF is inclusive of all coastal ecosystems, including coral reefs, estuaries, lagoons, sandy beaches, sea grasses and wetlands. The National Coordinating Body of Pakistan, chaired by the Climate Change Division on behalf of the Government of Pakistan, provides overall guidance and technical oversight to MFF in Pakistan.

 Eligible applicants, grant amount, and project duration: MFF Pakistan invites NGOs, CBOs, academic and research institutes, small scale businesses, management boards and enterprises to submit project concept notes for its Small Grant Facility. The maximum grant amount is USD25,000. Project duration is 12 months.

Geographic and Thematic Focus: Coastal areas of Sindh province (Badin, Keti Bundar- Kharo Chann and Karachi) and Balochistan (Miani Hor and Kalmat Khor).

The SGF project concept notes should focus on the following priority thematic areas:

  1. Support participatory and co-management actions that promote sustainable management of fisheries resources, help in reducing post-harvest losses, value addition, access to market and encourage participatory implementation of fisheries policies and regulations (all the priority sites).
  2. Support participatory and co-management actions that promote ecological restoration of mangroves and other coastal ecosystems through community protection, adoption of sustainable grazing practices by camel herders/grazers, and promotion of ecosystem-based alternate livelihoods for coastal communities that reduce pressure on coastal resources (all the priority sites).
  3. Support localized actions that contribute to protection of coastal environment and reduce coastal pollution through advocacy and adoption of best environmental practices by private sector (Karachi coast only).
  4. Support local actions that help in community adaptation and reduced vulnerabilities to risks related to coastal disasters, coastal erosion and sea intrusion, land use planning (all the priority sites).

Information on guidelines and templates: General guidelines for MFF Grant Facilities can be found at , and Pakistan-specific information and instructions at http://<>. Applicants should submit a Concept Note using the template at  

Submissions: Must be addressed to MFF Pakistan National Coordinator, by email, and/or by post through IUCN Pakistan Country Office, 1 Bath Island, Karachi, Tel: 021 35861540. More information and hardcopies of guidelines and templates can be obtained from the MFF Pakistan National Coordinator.

Note: An orientation session on preparation of proposal concepts has been fixed on 25 February,2014 at Karachi. Those applicants who wish to attend orientation session shall express their interest through e-mail for sending them invitation accordingly.

The deadline of submission is 03 March 2014.

Related Documents

Supplement: Pakistan-specific conditions for SGF Projects

Author: MFF Pakistan

Publisher: MFF

Posted on: 11th Feb 2014

Category: SGF (Small Grant Facility)

Size: 198 KB

SGF Template: Concept Note and Full Proposals

Found in Annexes to MFF Guidelines to Grant Facilities

Author: MFF

Publisher: MFF

Posted on: 21st Dec 2014

Category: SGF (Small Grant Facility)

Size: 1.8 MB

Mangroves for the Future Guidelines for Grant Facilities

Revised 27 July 2015

Author: MFF Regional Secretariat

Publisher: MFF

Posted on: 29th Oct 2015

Category: SGF (Small Grant Facility)

Size: 1.3 MB