• Reducing pollution in the Karataska lagoon, Honduras

    Every June 5th since 1974, the global community has observed World Environment Day to bring worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment. This year the theme for WED is “Beat Plastic Pollution.” Plastic has many valuable uses; however, we have become…

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  • Rural Women Leading on Climate Resilience

    The 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nation Headquarters in New York, March 12th to 23rd. The priority theme of the 62nd Commission is the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality, and the empowerment of rural women and…

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  • Knowledge Fair in Camagüey Botanical Gardens, Cuba

    The Small Grants Programme has been executing projects in Cuba since 2005, and to date SGP Cuba has developed and executed 134 projects at the national level, focusing on local communities. SGP’s main objective is to transfer best practices to communities and to increase capacity…

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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.

Our Communities

Sgp voices

Albania - Rehabilitation of the Endangered Fish Species
Technology on Pistachio seedlings planting (part 2) (in Russian language)
South Africa - Impact of SGP projects, Part 2

Our stories


Preserving the local wisdom of Arhuaco, Kankuamo, ...

In Colombia, SGP is implementing 33 projects, valued at over $1m USD, aimed at increasing the recognition of ICCAs. The projects target different types of ... read more

National Coordinator of the GEF Small Grants Progr...

Nigeria’s vast biodiversity is challenged by a number of threats, including poor natural resource management, rapid and uncontrolled development, and lack of ... read more