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

Suriname - Alternative Energy for the Communities of Gonsutu
Thailand - Global Environment Facility - Small Grants Programme
Drip irrigation project in Uzbekistan (in Uzbek language)

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Regional ICCA-GSI Knowledge Sharing & Capacity-bui...

11-14 June 2017; Ysyk-Köl Lake, KYRGYZSTAN - In its role for improving the recognition, support and overall effectiveness of ICCAs in at least 26 countries, ... read more
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SGP spotlights community experiences in chemicals ...

On 25 April, 2017, on the occasion of the 8th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions and the 13th COP of the Basel Convention, ... read more