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
Barbados - Aquaponics and Organic Farming in Baird's Village
Antigua &Barbuda: Music Strengthening marine protected areas

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Eritrea kicks off low carbon solar systems for rur...

Since Eritrea enjoys sunny weather most of the year, solar energy is a good alternative for lighting rural households. This inspired the Qnafna development ... 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