Improving water security and sanitation for rural communities in Kiribati
Kiribati is a small Pacific island nation comprising of 33 coral atolls and isles with an average height of three to four metres above mean sea level. Its geographic location and economic situation make Kiribati one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, with sea level rise, coastal erosion, coral bleaching and storm surges already threatening the county’s physical existence. A major challenge on the island is insufficient freshwater supplies due to drought, stresses on existing underground wells, saltwater intrusion, and contami...
River rangers- Strengthening livelihoods rooted in watershed stewardship in Babagon Catchment, Sabah, Malaysia
Jeffrey Abun is an inspiring citizen scientist and one of the village leaders for the...
We, the women: empowering communities from farm to market in Viet Nam
Celebrating International Women's Day 2023 Under the forest canopy of Vietnam, women like Vi Thi Tuoi are working to redefine how medicinal herbs are cultivated and preserved. Mrs. Tuoi is a member ...

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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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River rangers- Strengthening livelihoods rooted in...
We, the women: empowering communities from farm to...
Improving water security and sanitation for rural ...
Community transformation through sustainable agric...
Sampling the fruits of success and innovation in t...
Powering up a remote community in Bhutan- ushering...
Wetland youth champions in Guatemala...
Celebrating World Wetlands Day 2023...
Building resilience in the Sahel region...
Launch of COMDEKS Phase 4- Community Development a...

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ICCA-GSI supports recognition of Georgia's protected and conserved areas through a national legal analysis
Natural Justice has been engaged by ICCA-GSI as the global technical partner to provide legal, policy and other technical support for the recognition
Fellows shape new pathways around Indigenous traditional knowledge at U.N.
  After an Indigenous woman was raped by Indian military officers leading to her death by suicide, a new design was created to honor her
Indigenous representatives discussed progress in using community grants to promote grassroots inclusion in REDD+ with UN-REDD and the SGP and FAO held exchanges with indigenous youth at this annual meeting for indigenous leaders from around the world.
The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) has been a valued partner since the UN-REDD Programme’s inception. In addition to the Chair of


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