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

GEF SGP Ukraine "Energy saving and renewable solar energy usage"- (Russian)
Afghanistan - SGP grantee 2016 Equator Prize winner interview in national TV ( local language)
SGP Turkey - Responsible fishery practices

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 launches partnership with SOS Sahel ...

The Twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is taking place in this in Bonn, Germany and ... read more