About PRCS

Pakistan Red Crescent

Pakistan ranks as one of the top ten countries most dramatically affected by climate change (Global Climate Risk Index 2017). This means that the various negative effects of climate change are felt in many places, particularly the increased intensity and frequency of extreme weather events such as droughts, torrential rain, and heat waves are felt. The negative effects of climate change and the arguably disjointed framework conditions make it difficult for Pakistan to make a meaningful contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal of the United Nations.

The introduction and development of a Climate Change Programme under PRCS aims to break the vicious cycle of disaster vulnerability – ignorance – low resilience – and poverty.

Strengthening the capacities of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in the area of climate-sensitive disaster risk management and structures of the PRCS and essential actors in the area of climate-smart DRM, Climate Advocacy and Coordination for Resilient Action (CACRA) has been initiated under Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Unit working under Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and funded by German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The Project has been designed to strengthen resilience and to minimize the negative effects of recurring crises and shocks on the affected population in Pakistan. Established in September 2017, CACRA leads to increase awareness and enhance skills in regards to climate change and the corresponding adaptation strategies or DRM tools on the micro, meso, and macro level.

The project has the following three intended results:

  1.  PRCS will have contributed to improved coordination and development of contextualised tools to address climate change issues at regional, national and local levels.
  2. PRCS will have established internal structures and enhanced its capacities in the area of climate change and climate-smart programming.
  3. Vulnerable rural and urban target communities will have improved knowledge of climate change, adaptive measures and strengthened coordination with relevant local stakeholders.

PARC National Agricultural Research Centre

Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

1. Raising Productivity and Output                                                                                                   1.1. Improving Inputs (planting materials, feed/fertilizer, breeds)
1.2.Strengthening the Value Chain (harvesting, transport, storage)
1.3.Land and Water Conservation and Management
1.4. Value Addition
2. Climate Smart Agriculture
2.1.Harnessing Alternative Energies
2.2. Adapting to climate change
2.3.Environment Protection
3.Good Agriculture Practices
3.1.Reduced reliance on Chemical use (pesticides and fertilizer)
3.2.Product Quality and Competitiveness
3.3.Disease/pests surveillance, diagnostics and solutions
4. Knowledge Management
4.1.Commercialization and International Market Information
4.2.Diagnostics for Establishing Research Priorities (incl. for small farmers)
4.3. Use of New Technologies for Knowledge transfer

Location of activity


Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

1. Currently, PARC is coordinating with 104 countries and 81 international agencies/organizations, and has 34 and 9 MOUs with different countries and organizations, respectively. PARC has liaison offices with 5 international organizations including FAO, CIMMYT, ICARDA, AVRDC and ICIMOD.

2. Plant biodiversity conservation and utilization in NARS

3. Capacity Building of Farmers and agriculture stakeholders

4. Climate change and its adaptation

4.1. Climate change/variability analysis, impact assessment

4.2.Identify, analyze and demonstrate climate smart best practices through robust evidences

4.3. Remote sensing based agro-met advisory services for farmers and other stake holders

5. Range and forestry

Contact Person

Chairman, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
G-5, Islamabad – Pakistan
Fax: +92-51 9255034

Pakistan Council for Research on Water Resources

Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

Research on water resources in Pakistan.

Location of activity


Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

Being a federal research organization covering all aspects of water resources, PCRWR is undertaking various studies/activities for land and water management, desertification control, rainwater harvesting and monitoring of drinking water quality. 

1. Exploration of Groundwater Potential and promotion of interventions for Rainwater Harvesting and Bio-Salione Agriculture in Sindh
2. Trans-Boundary effects on Ground and Surface Water along the Eastern Border of Pakistan
3. Integrated Approach for Control of Water-logging and Salinity in Low Lying Areas of Sindh
4. Improved Land and Water Conservation Practices to enhance Wasteland Productivity in Thal Desert

Contact Person

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf
Chairman PCRWR
Ph: 051 9101282-83,
051 9101280

Forest, Wildlife and Fisheries Department Punjab

Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

1. Forest
1.1 Preparation and implementation of policies and programs in forestry sector.
1.2.  Implementation of Forestry Laws and rules.
1.3. Protection, conservation, development and management of renewable natural resources, particularly forests and range lands in the province.
1.4. Demarcation and protection of Forest lands against encroachment. Raising of nurseries and plantations on public as well as on farmlands under PPP mode.
1.5. Provide extension services for mass awareness and conduct research and  training for capacity building.
2. Wildlife
3. Fisheries

Location of activity


Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

1. Initiatives on Public Private Partnership (Industrial Plantation Rules, 2013)

2. Green Pakistan Programme – Reclamation and Development of Forest Areas in Punjab

3. Social Forestry to Increase Tree Cover on Farmlands (Kissan Package)
– Raising of nursery plants in public sector and its distribution to the beneficiaries in the farmer’s community for raising of linear and Compact plantation on cost sharing basis on the farmlands.
-The model of nursery stock raising by the farmers themselves on their own farmlands with further distribution for planting stock to the surrounding farming communities was also adopted.

4. Enhance Range Lands Production and Planting of Fodder Trees for Farmer Community

5. Research and Training Institutes

Contact Person

Shahid Rasheed Awan
Additional Secretary (Tech)
Ph: (042) 99210176
Email: ast_fwfd@yahoo.com

Federal Flood Commission

Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

1. Preparation of Flood Protection Plan for the country including management of then Plan;
2. Scrutiny of flood control/protection schemes funded by the federal government and prepared by Provincial Governments and Federal Agencies;
3. Review of damage of flood protection works and review of plans for restoration and reconstruction works;
4. Measures for improvement of Flood Forecasting & Warning System;
5. Preparation of a Research Programme for flood control and protection;
6. Standardization of designs and specifications for flood protection works;
7. Recommendations regarding principles of regulation of reservoirs for flood control;
8. Evaluation and monitoring of progress of implementation of the National Flood Protection Plan;
9. Federal Flood Commission may notify sub-committees as it deems appropriate.

Location of activity


Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

1. Flood Management/Mitigation before (preemptive measures for better flood management during

monsoon season), during (Daily Flood Situation Report to higher ups and Flood Management related agencies, based on Weather Forecasts/ Advisories and Rainfall & Rivers flow data) and after (flood protection schemes in consultation with Provincial Irrigation Departments and Federal Line agencies and re-prioritized in light of allocated budget under PSDP (2017-18) for execution of urgent nature flood protection schemes through Normal/Emergent Flood Programme) monsoon.

2. “Integrated Flood Plain Management along River Indus for diverting and storing flood water through ecological infrastructure”. partner WWF

3. National Water Policy 2018

4. Pakistan Water Charter 2018

Contact Person

Ahmad Kamal
Chairman FFC
Address : Plot#, 06, Sec G-5/1 near old MNA Hostel
Landmarks : NIC Building, Sarina Hotel
City : Islamabad
Phone : +92-51-9206589
Fax : +92-51-9221805

Quaid-I-Azam University




Environmental Sciences

Research Area

  1. Environmental Biology and Applied Ecotoxicology
  2. Renewable Energy Resources
  3. Environmental Biotechnology and Bioremediation
  4. Hydrology and Hydro geochemistry
  5. Chemical sensors: Nanotechnology Research Group

Degrees Offered

MSc, MPhil, PhD

PHD Staff


Non-PHD Staff


World Food Programme


Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

1. Climate Action
2. Disaster Risk Reduction
3. Social Protection and Safety Nets
4. Sustainable livelihoods and ecosystem

Location of  activity

National – All provinces & Regions

Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

1. WFP provides food assistance in exchange for participation in the
construction and rehabilitation of community assets that can support
food security, such as water harvesting systems, feeder roads, water
channels, schools and other infrastructure, in areas affected by
droughts or floods, or where displaced people are returning.
2. Climate Risks and Food Security Analysis A Special Report for Pakistan 2018
3. Risk Management Practices of Small Farmers: A feasibility study for introducing R4 rural resilience initiative in Punjab

Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN)


Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

  1. Climate Change Adaptation, Agriculture and Natural Resource Management
  2. Disaster Preparedness and Risk Management
  3. Economic and Social Empowerment
  4. Governance and Transparency
  5. Health and Nutrition
  6. WASH
  7. Women Empowerment and Human Rights

Location of activity at Provincial Level


Location of activity at District Level


Current Projects contributing to Climate Change


Building Research Capacity to Understand and Adapt to Climate Change in the Indus Basin


Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation In the
Himalayas Programme (HIMALICA)

3. EU-RSPN: Balochistan Rural Development and Community Empowerment Programme (BRDCEP)

The overall objective of the programme is to support the Government of Balochistan in reducing the negative impact of economic deprivation, poverty and social inequality, environmental degradation and climate change, and to turn this into opportunities to build and empower resilient communities participating actively in identifying and implementing socioeconomic development activities on a sustainable basis in partnership with local authorities.

Contact Person

Khaleel Ahmed Tetlay, Chief Operating Officer
3rd Floor, IRM Complex, Plot # 7, Sunrise Avenue, Park Road, Near COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan