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

Jordan - Sustainable development in Karak Al Amer Villages
Philippines - Localization of Natural Resources Management Through CADT
Ukraine - GEF SGP in 2011 (English)

Our stories

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Working towards a critical mass for social justice...

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ICCA-GSI supports the Indigenous Peoples Policy P...

In its role for improving the recognition, support and overall effectiveness of ICCAs, the Global Support Initiative to Indigenous Peoples and ... read more