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

Burkina Faso - Wili Ka Taama
Mali - The Community Water Initiative (CWI)
SGP Ghana: Land use for biodiversity

Our stories

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Protecting snow leopards and the ecosystems they d...

Happy International Snow Leopard Day! The snow leopard (Panthera unicia) is an elusive, majestic animal that lives in the vast landscapes, mainly in the high ... read more
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THE GEF SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME AND CEPF EXPLORE CO...

Since 1992, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP)—implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the Global Environment ... read more