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

Jamaica - Community Actions for Global Transformation Part 1
Suriname: Biodiversity Education project, Tonka Island
Brazil - Experience of SATOYAMA Initiative

Our stories

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LOCAL TO GLOBAL COALITIONS ON CHEMICALS, WASTE AND...

At the first Conference of Parties of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by UNDP, launched a “Local to Global ... read more
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THE GEF SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME AND CEPF EXPLORE CO...

Since 1992, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP)—implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the Global Environment ... read more