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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Fiji - SGP project in Ono i Lau
Promoting Organic Agriculture in the District of Saramacca
South Africa - impact of SGP projects, Part 1

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UN Special Rapporteur reports to Human Rights Coun...

  7 March 2017; Geneva, Switzerland – In the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Mr. John Know, in his capacity as the UN ... read more
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Reviving nature - SGP Malidvies in UNDP Country of...

A marine facility set up by a local NGO in northren part of Maldives is helping to rehabilitate captured and injured turtles and restore coral reefs. This ... 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