We are using the bird sanctuary as a training site. Hopefully, the people being trained will not merely help the bird sanctuary but will also be more concerned about other environmental issues. We sort of open their eyes.
Tan Hui Shim
Grantee, Likas Bird Sanctuary

Country Programme Snapshot

Start Date 1996
# of Projects 162
Total Grant Amount US$ 6,075,686
Total cash Co-Financing US$ 11,437,388
Total In-Kind Co-Financing US$ 4,732,115

Country Portfolio by Area of Work

Climate Change Mitigation
International Waters
Land Degradation
Global Publications
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The proliferation of harmful chemicals is a growing concern for human health and well-being and the global environment.During its 6th replenishment period (July 2014 to June 2018; GEF-6), GEF continues to play a catalytic role in leveraging budgetary resources to support elimination and reduction of harmful chemicals and waste.The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) is the special window of the GEF providing financial and technical support to communities and civil society organizations for addressing global environmental challenges, while also promoting poverty reduction and sustainable development. In the chemicals and waste focal area, SGP focuses its support to communities at the forefront of chemical threats either as users or consumers, including women and indigenous peoples.As of April 2017, SGP has supported 565 projects with an investment of more than $16 million in GEF grant funding, leveraging more than $18 million in co-financing from multiple sources. SGP’s chemicals and waste portfolio has focused on:  solid waste management to avoid open burning of waste;  pesticide management in agriculture and organic farming; • reduction of chemicals usage and contamination (such as PCB) in small-scale businesses;   capacity development, awareness raising and knowledge sharing.

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Country Impact

SGP projects supported, documented and influenced:

  • Possibility of State and National Legislation for the use of TED

  • More community managed conservation areas have been initiated and established.

Project initiatives that have been replicated or up-scaled:

  • Successful SGP micro hydro projects are being considered for rural communities in other parts of the country.

  • Government decision to close-down a number of coral reef diving sites as a result of SGP project intervention.

SGP impact in figures:

  • 800 hectares of forest area has been gazetted as urban community forest as outcome of SGP project.

  • A special species of fish "Terubok" was reintroduced to the rivers in Sarawak through SGP project.

2015 - Energy Globe Award

SGP grantee partner Institut Pribumi Malaysia Sarawak (IPIMAS) is the receier of this Award.

Institut Pribumi Malaysia Sarawak (IPIMAS) has implemented the GEF SGP funded project MAL/SGP/OP5/STAR/CC/12/01 .MAL/SGP/OP5/STAR/CC/12/01


Ms. Shin Shin, Lee
National Coordinator
Phone:+ 603-2107 6055 or 20959122
Fax:+ 603-2094 1309
Ms. Sook Mei, Lai
Programme Assistant
Phone: +603 2107 6056 or 2095 9122
Fax: +603 2094 1309


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