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

Benin - Vers la Sauvegarde de la Foret D'lgbodja
Egypt - Small Scale Techniques to Reduce Water Pollution
Kazakhstan - Conservation of Pilot Important Bird Areas

Our stories

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Afghanistan - Preserving a Pristine Landscape in B...

Bamyan, August 2015 — Jawzari lies in pristine foothills of central Afghanistan’s Baba Mountains, about 15 kilometres south of Bamyan City. It’s an area ... read more
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The GEF Small Grants Programme supports Community-...

 China news  coverage of "SGP China 2015 workshop on Experience sharing among NGOs and 2013-2015 projects Wrap-up ... read more

Featured Publications

IW 2016 publication Scaling Up Community Actions for International Waters Management...

This publication reviews the results achieved by the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) in international waters in the last five years (2011 - 2016). During this time, SGP supported 265 communities and civil society organizations in    ...read more