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

Nicaragua - Small Grants, Great Impacts
Turkey - Riding a Bicycle, Conserving the Nature
Afghanistan - SGP grantee 2016 Equator Prize winner interview in national TV ( local language)

Our stories

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Agroforestry as a means for sustainable forest man...

Forty years ago, a community in Tavaí, Paraguay started noticing changes to their natural environment. Trees were being razed down for export, used in coal ... read more
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ICCA-GSI supports the Indigenous Peoples Policy P...

In its role for improving the recognition, support and overall effectiveness of ICCAs, the Global Support Initiative to Indigenous Peoples and ... read more