Accelerating local action and innovation with Microsoft's Project 15
Digital technologies can make a significant contribution to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and to achieve an environmentally, socially and economically sound society. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with the Small Grants Programme (SGP), has a long history of supporting local action to address the challenges of achieving sustainable development. With Indigenous Peoples and local communities playing a key role in efforts to achieve the SDGs, local actions built on traditional knowl...
 
Traditional knowledge for a sustainable future: how Indigenous traditions are protecting biodiversity in the savannahs of Tanzania
On a cloudy day in June 2020, dozens of herders dressed in brightly coloured robes ga...
 
An ancestral answer to climate change: forest restoration with native plant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Fumbwa (Gnetum africanum) is a wild vine with thick papery leaves found in the tropical forests of Africa. “It is one of the staple foods in Kongo Central, but it is also one of the forest products ...

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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Accelerating local action and innovation with Micr...
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Traditional knowledge for a sustainable future: ho...
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An ancestral answer to climate change: forest rest...
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Singing in the rain: improving access to water and...
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Hear her voice: securing rights of Indigenous wome...
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Our Lake, our Life: protecting their lake and thei...
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Indigenous Allies: supporting Indigenous Peoplesâ€...
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Women Who Fish: the fisherwomen of Turkey...
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Hail the Whale: sustaining marine life in Cameroon...
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Award-winning SGP project leads Nepal to a mercury...