• 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

Syrian Arab Republic - Sustaining Livelihoods and Land Resources in Olive Mountains
Ukraine: "Hazardous waste management in small towns of Ukraine" - social advertisement (Ukrainian)
SGP Macedonia 10 year experience, 2005 -2015

Our stories

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Agroforestry as a means for sustainable forest man...

Forty years ago, a community in Tavaí, Paraguay started noticing changes to their natural environment. Trees were being razed down for export, used in coal ... read more
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Six SGP grantees receive the Equator Prize 2017...

Six community and indigenous people organizations supported by the GEF Small Grants Programme were honored yesterday at the Equator Prize award winning ... read more