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.

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Sgp voices

Interview with local teacher in charge of a turtle conservation education programme in Romblon, Philippines
Senegal - Community Water Initiative (CWI)
Festival Abierto Presenta: Mercado de Abastos 2013

Our stories

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Welcoming our new Global Manager Yoko Watanabe...

We are delighted to welcome Yoko Watanabe as our new Global Manager of the GEF Small Grants Programme. Yoko has over 20 years of professional experiences ... read more
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THE GEF SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME AND CEPF EXPLORE CO...

Since 1992, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP)—implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the Global Environment ... read more