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 - Grantee Herder Groups
Indonesia - Communities voice on SGP Indonesia and Teras Mitra (the network of SGP Indonesia partners)
Trinidad and Tobago- Organic Farming in the Caura Valley a GEF-SGP project

Our stories

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Recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ key role as envi...

Today the world celebrates the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples to highlight the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make ... read more
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SGP at the CBD COP...

Cancun, Mexico, December 12, 2017 The Small Grants Programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the Global ... read more