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

Congo, DR - First steps of SGP
Cambodia - Wind and Water Pump Development and Dissemination Project
Nicaragua - Small Grants, Great Impacts

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UN Special Rapporteur reports to Human Rights Coun...

  7 March 2017; Geneva, Switzerland – In the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Mr. John Know, in his capacity as the UN ... read more
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ICCA-GSI strengthens the capacities of Thailand's ...

28 February - 2 March 2017, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand - ICCA-GSI held a training workshop on Engaging indigenous peoples and local communities in ... read more