WWF-Pakistan’s freshwater strategy envisions translating ground level implementation into policy advocacy. For this purpose, our team continuously highlights issues through structured stakeholder conversations and dialogues with the government and policymakers as well as through project driven stakeholder mobilization. As part of our policy and advocacy work, the following efforts have been made:
Raising Awareness and Capacity of Civil Society on Transboundary Water Issues
The project ‘Raising Awareness and Capacity of Civil Society on Transboundary Water Issues between Pakistan and India’, funded by The Asia Foundation, was a partnership between WWF-Pakistan and South Asian University (SAU), a SAARC funded institute based in India. The project raised awareness and built capacity of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) through exchange of knowledge, information, and good practices on ground and surface transboundary water issues. Both partners mobilized civil society and cross-sectoral stakeholders at state / provincial, national and regional levels through a series of dialogues and workshops. The project followed a need-based bottom-up approach to highlight transboundary water issues at each level of engagement.