Land Degradation
Our Human Tribe: Valuing traditional governance and securing land rights of indigenous peoples and local communities across Madagascar
In Madagascar, the SGP has been supporting the empowerment of more than 300 local community organizations since 2007, including through the Global Support Initiative to territories and areas conserved by Indigenous Peoples and local communities (ICCA-GSI), a multi-partnership initiative funded more
Restoring the land: Behold the power of restoring an ecosystem in Costa Rica’s Jesús María River Basin
The Jesús María River Basin is located in Costa Rica’s Pacific region, and covers 35,280ha of a diverse landscape comprised of forests, coffee plantations and fruit trees, mangroves, pastures, cash crops, water bodies, and urban areas, descending from a maximum elevation of 1,400m through more
Nature is Calling:Using South-South Cooperation to replicate nature-based solutions
To celebrate this year’s International Biodiversity Day and its theme ‘Solutions are in Nature’, we are featuring nature-based solutions that have been shared among communities through South-South cooperation (SSC) and supported by the Small Grants Programme. These shared more
SGP launches new publication "Women as Environmental Stewards" at the GEF Dialogue with Civil Society on Gender in Washington D.C.
Today, preceding the official beginning of the 55th GEF council, a special session on gender was held at the traditional CSO Forum in line with GEF’s increased ambition to address gender equality. The session served as an opportunity for the GEF Council to consult with civil society organizations more
SGP highlights the actions of Local Communities at the UNCCD COP12 in Ankara, Turkey
On October 12th, the GEF Small Grants Programme organized a side event at the twelfth global conference of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 12) in Ankara Turkey. The event was chaired by Adriana Dinu, Executive Coordinator of the UNDP GEF, who opened the session, more
Conserving Timor Leste's Rich Forest Cover
Timor Leste's lush rain forests and hardwoods have long been a major resource for its communities. Mirroring similar trends across the world, however, the island's forest cover has decreased by an estimated 50-70%, - or by almost 30 percent between 1972 and 1999 alone. This leaves around 41 percent more
GEF SGP Projects receive Awards and Recognition
During 2013, SGP grantees received more than 50 awards, prizes or other forms of recognition for their outstanding efforts in conserving and rehabilitating the environment while improving the well-being of their communities. Below are a select number of award-winning projects – which have not yet more
Moroccan NGO High Atlas Foundation awarded 2013 SEED Prize
The High Atlas Foundation (HAF), partner of the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) Morocco, is one of the 34 winners of the 2013 SEED Awards, which recognize the best business practices in the field of sustainable development and green economy. SGP Morocco has been working with HAF on developing the more
Government scales up GEF SGP project to rehabilitate severely degraded land in Ethiopia
Following the positive impact of a GEF Small Grants Programme supported project in Hawassa, Ethiopia, the government of Southern Nations Nationalities and People Region (SNNPR) decided to scale up the community-based practices that successfully conserved and restored severely degraded land in more
Innovations from GEF SGP showcased at UNCCD in Namibia
Location: Windhoek, Namibia   The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) shared innovative practices from its Land Degradation project portfolio while actively participating in the 11th Conference of Parties (COP 11) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) which was held more
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