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

Peru - Conservation of Native Cottton and Protection of Traditonal Knowledge
Mañana en Casa tv - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -
Jamaica - Biodiesel Solution by GEF SGP project

Our stories



 SGP Panama prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. Issue of September 2015 of this bulletin can be accessed ... read more

ICCA-GSI supports policy motions in IUCN WCC ...

  The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress (WCC) was held on 1-10 September 2016 in Honolulu, ... 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 more