The Small Grants Programme Newsletter – Issue #2 – September 2017

The Small Grants Programme Newsletter – Issue #2 – September 2017

SGP participates at the Snow Leopard Forum

This week, the leaders of the 12 snow leopard range countries, international organizations, researchers, private sector, and civil society organizations gathered in Bishkek under the invitation of the President of Kyrgyz Republic to reaffirm collective commitment to conserve the majestic snow leopard and its habitat. The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) at UNDP has been a key partner for the Read More »

25 August 2017

Recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ key role as environmental stewards

Today the world celebrates the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples to highlight the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make in the world. This year the theme focuses on the Tenth Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a key milestone for cooperation and solidarity between indigenous peoples and governments. According to the UN, Read More »

09 August 2017

Strengthening resilience of the Thongrong community in Bhutan’s Gamri Watershed through the COMDEKS Programme

The Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative Programme (COMDEKS) was launched in 2011 as the flagship of the Satoyama Initiative, a global effort to promote the sustainable use of natural resources in the landscapes worked in and relied upon by rural communities. Delivered through SGP as one of its partnership programmes, COMDEKS is funded by the Japan Read More »

08 August 2017


Since 1992, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP)—implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the Global Environment Facility​ (GEF)—has provided more than 20,000 grants, totaling more than US$541 million, in 132 countries. The program aims to conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods.​​​ SGP takes a Read More »

13 July 2017

Protecting endangered sea turtles in Malaysia

Seven different species of sea turtles – also known as marine turtles – inhabit our oceans. Of these seven, only the green turtle has a stable population in Malaysia. The leatherback turtle is now extinct, and the hawksbill and the olive ridley are in precarious situations, with only a few tens of nests per year.     Thanks to a novel new initiative supported by the Global Read More »

12 July 2017

Regional ICCA-GSI Knowledge Sharing & Capacity-building Workshop for Central and West Asia

11-14 June 2017; Ysyk-Köl Lake, KYRGYZSTAN - In its role for improving the recognition, support and overall effectiveness of ICCAs in at least 26 countries, the Global Support Initiative to Indigenous Peoples and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCA-GSI) organized a regional workshop in Kyrgyzstan for multi-level actors in the Central and West Asia regions. The regional workshop was Read More »

15 June 2017

25 years making waves to save the ocean

 The world celebrates the World Oceans Day to bring awareness about the key role of oceans in everyday life and inform the public about the impact of human actions on the ocean. In recognition of the role local communities play in the protection and restoration of coastal and marine ecosystems, local leaders and the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) grantees Fatou Janha Mboob from Gambia Read More »

12 June 2017

Community Based REDD+

El PPD de la A a la Z, Manual sobre el Programa de Pequeñas Donaciones del Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial

Making Waves: Community Solutions, Sustainable Oceans

GEF SGP South Africa Country Programme publication

Local action global thinking, voices from the field (SGP Sri Lanka)

Uruguay: Local solutions to global environmental challenges (SGP Uruguay 2010 - 2015)

G.E.F. Global Manager visits

by Deidre Tautua-Fanene

The Global Manager of the Global Environment Facility (G.E.F) Small Grants Programme, Yoko Watanabe, was in the country for a brief visit last week. Read More »

08 Aug 2017


Vetivier to the rescue

by Shereen Ali

Paramin is famous for its beautiful, steep hills, aromatic herbs, parang music and Carnival Blue Devils—but none of these was the reason for our visit last Saturday. Instead, we all came for the grass. Read More »

10 Aug 2017

SGP Indonesia - OP6 lnception workshop

South Africa - Healing the Land

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