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

Nepal - Environmental Sustainability
Barbados - Making a Difference Community Involvement for a Better Environment
Ukraine: National Park “Pryazovsky”: Berdyansk Spit, Molochnyi Estuary, Sea of Azov

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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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