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

Syrian Arab Republic - Use of Solar Energy for Pumping Irrigation Water in Abed Village
GEF SGP UKraine- Ecological education of children as a token for the future of our Planet (Ukrainian)
GEF SGP China - Yunnan Natural Guardian

Our stories

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SGP grantee finalist at Yale Innovation Prize...

Photo (left to right): Ethan Miller, ISTF Prize Coordinator - Yale University; Sabrina Szeto, ISTF Prize Coordinator - Yale University; Phai Bunleang ... read more
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SGP participation at the Oceans Conference...

  EI/SGP Publication - Making Waves:Together with the Equator Initiative, SGP will launch the joint publication "Making Waves" that features powerful ... read more