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.

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Promoting women as champions of biodiversity conse...

For the past 25 years, the Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been working to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment around the world by supporting ... read more
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Recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ key role as envi...

Today the world celebrates the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples to highlight the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make ... read more