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.

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Indigenous People' s Capacity Building in Animal Health Care and Biodiversity Conservation-Cameroon
Ecuador - Mangroves
South Africa - impact of SGP projects, Part 1

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SGP shares its strategic initiatives with indigeno...

The 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII) was held at the UN Headquarters in New York from 25 April to 5 May 2017.  Its ... 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