SGP staff members have never failed to express their appreciation of the volunteer services and the level of involvement and interaction has motivated us as a group to develop a level of passion that is unbelievable.
Amsale Maryam
SGP National Steering Committee
Deputy Chairperson and Gender Focal Point
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Country Programme Snapshot

Start Date 2003
# of Projects 120
Total Grant Amount US$ 4,240,428
Total cash Co-Financing US$ 1,719,700
Total In-Kind Co-Financing US$ 3,907,299

Country Portfolio by Area of Work

Climate Change Mitigation
Community Based Adaptation
Land Degradation
Global Publications
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This publication showcases over 10 case studies from our climate change portfolio in which youth have played a l,eading role. These projects can serve as a source of inspiration for expanding engagement with youth in addressing climate change. Employing a range of tools, young people have led and promoted the use of renewable energies, carbon footprint mapping, tree planting, disaster risk reduction measures, as well as communicated the urgency of taking action on climate change through environmental awareness raising events. In this process universities, schools, research organizations, media and government departments have played a critical role in partnering with youth organizations and scaling up their efforts.

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October 2013 - Order of Jamaica - for outstanding contribution to the restoration and expansion of the Hope Zoo

The receiver of this National Award is grantee partner " The Hope Zoo Preservation Foundation" for SGP funded project JAM/SGP/OP5/1/CORE/BD/12/09

October 2013 - Order of Distinction - for dedicated service to forestry industry

The receiver of this national Award, Mr. Guy Symes is member of our grantee partner "The forest conservancy"  that has implemented SGP funded project: JAM/SGP/OP5/2/CORE/LD/12/09

October 2013 - Badge of Honour - for contribution to agriculture sector

The receiver of this national Award is Mr. Wordsworth Gordon, member of SGP grantee partner "Jeffrey Town Farmer's Association Limited" that has implemented project JAM/SGP/OP5/1/CORE/CC/11/04

March 2015 - Sasakawa (Certificate of Distinction )

SGP grantee partner Jeffrey Town Farmers Association is the receiver of this national Award.

June 2014 - Equator Prize 2014

The receiver of this Award is SGP grantee partner Jeffrey Town Farmers' Association.

Jeffrey Town Farmers' Association has implemented the GEF SGP funded projects JAM/SGP/OP5/1/CORE/CC/11/04 and JAM/OP4/1/CORE/07/01

2012 - Jamaica Environmental Action Awards

SGP grantee Jeffrey Town Farmers Association was the receiver of 2012 National Environmental Action Awards, under Category Best Environmental Community 2012. Jeffrey Town Farmers Association  was recognized as Best Community in St. Mary for environmental practices 2012.


Ivy Gordon, president of SGP grantee Jeffrey Town Farmers Association, was the receiver of this award. The award ceremony took place during the official opening ceremony of the 11th Caribbean Week of Agriculture hosted by Antigua and Barbuda. This Award was given for the SGP funded project: Environmental Management for Sustainable Development in Jeffrey Town. Deatils of Award ceremony can be found at online Jamaica newspaper "The Gleaner" .

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Ms. Hyacinth Douglas
National Coordinator
Phone:+ (876) 978-2390-9 ext. 2030
Email: hyacinthd@unops.org


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