The National Steering Committee served as a venue for building partnerships among stakeholders – state institutions, local authorities, NGOs and the scientific community.
Ms. Veselka Ignatova
Ministry of Agriculture
Former SGP National Steering Commitee Member
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Country Programme Snapshot

Start Date / Close Date 2005 / 2013
# of Projects 118
Total Grant Amount US$ 3,840,508
Total cash Co-Financing US$ 3,920,508
Total In-Kind Co-Financing US$ 1,527,258

Country Portfolio by Area of Work

Climate Change Mitigation
International Waters
Land Degradation
Country Impact

Influenced National policy in the field of EE and RES.

  • 48 installations of RES of 144 kWh produced 43GWh and saved over 3000 t CO2

Adoption of a local sustainable forest management plan in the Chepelare municipality.

  • Contributed to the preservation of 75 protected areas, including all 3 national parks and 6 nature parks

  • 260 species are protected through direct protection, ecotourism products and services, or cultivation of old Bulgarian sorts and breeds

Community groups are deeply engaged in environmentally sound practices due to SGP.

  • With our help the communities contribute more funds and resources than those provided by SGP which ensures the sustainability of the projects.