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

Viet Nam – Dong Ban Community Preventing Desertification
Dominica - Organic Farming Practices to Enhancing Honey Production
Ecuador - Mangroves

Our stories

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Sharing successful sustainable development practic...

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the UNDP implemented GEF Small Grants Programme, in partnership with the Government of India and the Centre for ... read more
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Supporting Indigenous and Local Community Conserva...

31 March 2017; Lusaka, ZAMBIA - In preparation for implementing projects in Zambia, the Global Support Initiative to Indigenous Peoples and ... read more