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

Viet Nam – Dong Ban Community Preventing Desertification
Bulgaria - Restoration of Long Distance Transhumance
GEF SGP"Biodiversity rehabilitation of the forest ecosystem in Polissya area" (English subtitles)

Our stories

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SGP Ecuador - Informative bulletin February 2015...

SGP Ecuador prepares and publishes its on line informative bulletin. February 2015 of this bulletin can be accessed ... read more
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BIO labeled Haitian coffee...

Volatile international coffee prices had had their impact in Haiti. Farmers had turned towards coal production. This led to accelerated land degradation. ... 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