Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme embodies the very essence of sustainable development by "thinking globally acting locally". By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.

Our Communities

Sgp voices

Mauritania - Dunes Rehabilitation on Nouakchott Beach
Thailand - Choa Loa Bay Marine Conservation
Sharplaninec, Macedonian shepherd dog

Our stories

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Six SGP grantees receive the Equator Prize 2017...

Six community and indigenous people organizations supported by the GEF Small Grants Programme were honored yesterday at the Equator Prize award winning ... read more
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Community Approaches to Sustainable Land Managemen...

With the global rise in human population and the status of environmental degradation, accelerating the use of sustainable land management practices at the ... read more