Award-winning SGP project leads Nepal to a mercury-free health sector
Chemicals are an integral part of everyday life, including for having heat, goods and clothing. While they are a significant contributor to our economies, their sound management is essential to avoid risks to human health and the environment, particularly regarding those that are highly toxic, such as persistent organic pollutants and mercury. These chemicals remain in the environment for a long time and can travel over large distances through air, migratory species and water currents. As a result, they contaminate ecosystems and are absorbed b...
 
Traditional knowledge and culture protect the last refuge of endangered monkey in Nigeria
Only a 15-minute drive away from the busy city center of Uyo, in southern Nigeria, on...
 
Launch of the new phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme: Supporting local actions for green recovery
The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) is excited to announce the start of its new operational phase - Seventh Operational Phase from 2020 to 2024, with a revamped strategy and renewed financial commi...

Our Mission

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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Award-winning SGP project leads Nepal to a mercury...
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Traditional knowledge and culture protect the last...
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Greening agriculture for people and the planet...
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Kingdom of the Jaguar- Working with local communit...
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Launch of the new phase of the GEF Small Grants Pr...
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SGP Annual Monitoring Report- Results From 2019-20...
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Egypt's Bike Sharing Initiative- Mobilizing Youth ...
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International Day of Rural Women 2020...
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COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples: Strengthening sup...
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The value of local action in tackling our planetar...