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

Lesotho - YWCA Aloe Plantation
Nicaragua - Indigenous Women Group Cooperative
Ukraine: "Ecological network as a method to protect environment on local level" (Ukrainian)

Our stories

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Reviving nature - SGP Malidvies in UNDP Country of...

A marine facility set up by a local NGO in northren part of Maldives is helping to rehabilitate captured and injured turtles and restore coral reefs. This ... read more
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SGP shares its strategic initiatives with indigeno...

The 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII) was held at the UN Headquarters in New York from 25 April to 5 May 2017.  Its ... read more