RAMSAR SECRETARY GENERAL visits a GEF Small Grant Programme in Zimbabwe
On the occasion of the upcoming accession of Zimbabwe to the Ramsar Convention as the 164th Contracting Party, last February, the Secretary General of RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands, Anada Tiega, visited a community-based project financed by GEF Small Grant Programme (GEFSGP) in Monavale more
Five new grants approved in SGP Seychelles
On the 18th January 2013, the Small Grants Programme (SGP), implemented by UNDP in Seychelles awarded 5 new grants that were recently approved by its National Steering Committee. The total number of projects funded by SGP now stands at 20 for a total grant amount of US$1.1 million which more
GEF SGP Botswana: Celebrating the past by learning for a sustainable future
Adansonia, Francistown, Botswana - On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) in Botswana, implemented by UNDP, organized a capacity development workshop and a knowledge fair to share the results of its portfolio and find partners to scale up some of more
Organic Farming in Suriname
In a small house in the Saramacca District, one hour away from the Surinamese capital of Paramaribo, Robert Kriontani welcomes you to his family farm. He grows aubergines, cauliflowers and spring onions, three common products of Suriname's diet. However, Robert's crops are not common; he has chosen more
Coastal Award 2012: A recognition for the Belitung Coastal Community Group for Developing Ecotourism in Kepayang Island, Indonesia1
In 2012, more than 30 GEF SGP projects won local and international awards, demonstrating the capacity of SGP to produce innovative practices and concrete results that serve as examples to other communities and key stakeholders. A good example is the Coastal Award 2012 won by the Belitung more
Protecting lobster populations on Abaco Island through sustainable harvesting practices in the Bahamas
The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), implemented by UNDP, substantially promotes marine biodiversity conservation in the Caribbean. A successful example is the GEF SGP supported project 'Conserving Abaco's Lobster populations by training fishermen in sustainable fishing practices with a grant more
TRY Oyster Women Association celebrates receiving the UNDP Equator Prize 2012
The 'TRY Oyster Women's Association', a community-based organization (CBO) from the Gambia, was awarded the Equator Prize 2012 at the Equator Initiative's award ceremony held at the Rio+20 Summit. A grant recipient of the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), implemented by UNDP, the more
During 19-22 May 2012, the Children's Ecological Camp "Green Wave" was held in Ostky village of Rivne region to celebrate the International Day of Biodiversity. This eco-camp was organized by the GEF SGP project "Biodiversity rehabilitation of the forest ecosystem in Polissya area" with the support more
GEF CEO Dr. Ishii visits KENVO project site in the Kikuyu Escarpment Forest, Kenya
September 10, 2012, the new CEO of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Dr. Naoko Ishii, visited a GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) project site located in the Kikuyu Escarpment Forest in Kiambu County, Kenya. The GEF SGP country team and the project grantee organization, the Kijabe more
GEF SGP Armenia supports reproduction of the Sevan trout (Salmo ischchan kessler) in the Lake Sevan catchment basin
Lake Sevan is the largest fresh water lake in the Southern Caucasus. The total surface area of its basin is about 5,000 km2, while the lake itself covers 1,250 km2. Since the 1930s, unsustainable utilization of lake water for irrigation and hydropower generation disrupted the ecological balance more


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