Sustainable Forest Management
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
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
Community Based REDD+ Programme in Nigeria: a success story
Nigeria has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world, with less than 10 percent of the country forested. Since 2010, the UN-REDD Programme has provided support for the country’s ambitious efforts at forest conservation, climate change mitigation and community development. more
BIO labeled Haitian coffee
Volatile international coffee prices had had their impact in Haiti. Farmers had turned towards coal production. This led to accelerated land degradation. Stabilized coffee prize in recent years have draw farmers interest in the sector again.A 2010 research conducted by AFDI / CAFSA in collaboration 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
Celebrating Indigenous Communities’ Contribution to Forests Conservation
The International Day of Forests celebrates and raises awareness about the importance of forests and trees for our planet. One third of the world's terrestrial surface is covered by forests, supporting livelihoods for more than 1.6 billion people and hosting half of the world's land-based more
Australian High Commissioner Visits Water Harvesting Project in Jamaica
Australian High Commissioner Ross Tysoe, who was in Jamaica during the Diplomatic week in Kingston last week, took the opportunity to visit one of the Small Grants Programme's (SGP) community-based adaptation (CBA) projects in Pleasant Valley, - an area which had long struggeled with more
GEF Small Grants Programme supports communities in their efforts to preserve and restore forests
The GEF Small Grants Programme is joining in the celebration of the International Year of Forests as it recognizes the importance of raising awareness on the value of the forests and the ecosystems it preserves. In fact, SGP believes that communities play a fundamental role in protecting, restoring more
Project Supported by SGP Wins Award in Peru
In Peru, the Association for the Protection of Dry Forests in The Choloque (Asociación de Protección de los Bosques Secos de El Choloque – ASPROBOS)- ASPROBOS, received an award from the Food and Agriculture Organization-FAO for good forest management practices and their contribution to more
Conservation of Piedmont Forest through the Sustainable use of Wood and Non-wood Products in Argentina
Through the support of SGP the indigenous community called Guarani is preserving their surrounding forest.  The GEF Small Grants programme in Argentina is helping the Penti Carandai Community to preserve their environment through the sustainable use of Piedmont forest. This history of more