At UNPFII, Indigenous Peoples and Conservation organizations work together on Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
The 18th session of the UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) was held in New York on 22 April-3 May 2019, with theme “Traditional knowledge: Generation, transmission and protection”. On April 29, the UNDP-implemented GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), World Resource Institute (WRI), UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP WCMC) and the ICCA Consortium brought multi-level stakeholders and relevant rights-holders together to discuss their on-going efforts for the Post-2020 glob...
 
SGP launches new publication “Plastics Management and Circular Economy:Community Solutions”
Today, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) organized a special event with partners t...
 
“Traditional knowledge has a lot to offer the world"
In 2016 the GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by UNDP and funded by the Global Environment Facility, launched the global component of the Indigenous Peoples’ Fellowship Initiative. Four women ...

Our Mission

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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ICCA-GSI undertakes Legal and Policy Analysis to i...
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Paraguay: Demarcating indigenous lands and innovat...
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ICCA-GSI at the Vilm workshop on enhancing progres...
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At UNPFII, Indigenous Peoples and Conservation org...
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Viet Nam: Amplifying Sao La Nature Reserve’s bi...
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SGP launches new publication “Plastics Managemen...
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Adapting to climate change in SIDS...
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Grandma's Secret: Empowering Women through Solar P...
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Open Online Course on Gender and Environment

Do you want to find out why promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment can help deliver better environmental outcomes, and to figure out how you can do it?

The Open Online Course on Gender and Environment was launched at the 7th GEF Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam in June 2018. The course is the result of an initiative led by the Global Environment Facility and the Small Grants Programme in collaboration with the GEF Gender Partnership and UNITAR, involving IUCN, UN Women, UNDP, UN Environment and the Secretariats of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements that the GEF serves including CBD, UNFCCC, UNCCD, and BRS.

The course is meant for people working on environmental issues who are interested in broadening their understanding of the relationship between gender and environment, and to improve their ability to address gender in key environmental sectors.

This e-course is intended to provide the users with the knowledge and tools to mainstream gender and to be effective changemakers for sustainable development. It offers facts and figures, and information global frameworks and key linkages between gender and the environment. The course is a “one-stop-shop” for information and illustrations on gender dimensions linked to biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters, and chemicals and waste.  

What will you learn?

  • What are the links between gender equality and environmental sustainability?
  • Which global environmental frameworks include gender?
  • How can gender-responsive policies and projects support environmental outcomes?
  • Discover what you can do to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters, chemicals and waste.

Access the Open Online Course on Gender and Environment via the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership Platform here.