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

Micronesia - Customary Marine Protected Area Monitoring
Kenya and Namibia - World Environment Day: Africa Sustainable Energy
Antigua & Barbuda: Climate Change Adaptation

Our stories

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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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Celebrating World Wildlife Day 2017...

Local communities are key steward in protecting wildlife. For the past 25 years, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been actively working with the local ... read more