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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Ethiopia - Conservation
Viet Nam – Dong Ban Community Preventing Desertification
South Africa - Impact of SGP projects, Part 2

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Strengthening resilience of the Thongrong communit...

The Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative Programme (COMDEKS) was launched in 2011 as the flagship of the Satoyama ... read more
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More Corals, More Fish...

Fragments of Hope, an NGO and GEF-Small Grants Programme grantee partner from Belize, is among the recipients of the 2017 Momentum for Change Awards. Momentum ... read more