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, introduced ...read more
Supporting Innovation for Environmental Conservation and Research: Turkey’s Sunboat
Boating can be intrusive to aquatic ecosystems and increase carbon emissions through pollution from engine emissions, lubricants and accidental discharges. This is why SGP Turkey decided to support TEMEV (Clean Energy Foundation) to develop a solar powered boat specifically for lakes under pressure ...read more
SGP Turkey shares Responsible Fishery Experience at MEDPAN
Ms. Gökmen Argun, National Coordinator of SGP Turkey, was invited to share Turkey's experience on promoting sustainable, recreational fishing practices at a workshop convened by MEDPAN, the Network of Marine Protected Area Managers in the Mediterranean. The presentation was part of the 2013 ...read more
Two SGP projects win Green Oscar
On May 2nd, 2013, the Turkish Mediterranean Conservation Society and the Kuzey Doga Society, grantee partners of the GEF Small Grants Programme, received the Whitley Award. The Whitley Award, also known as "Green Oscar" is a prestigious international nature conservation prize and was presented to ...read more
The GEF SGP helps establish Turkey’s first wildlife corridor
Kars region of northeastern Turkey is a high plateau located between two important global biodiversity hotspots, the Caucasian and Iran-Anatolian. Kars region is also rich in wetlands, large meadows and pine forests. Besides the high diversity of birds and plants, Kars is rich in large carnivorous ...read more
Global Workshop in Istanbul
Over 120 participants attended the SGP's fifth global workshop in Istanbul, Turkey from 20 – 26 June at the Marmara Hotel. The focus of this workshop was meeting the challenges during the Third Operational Phase, among them demonstrating impact; enhancing opportunities for linkages with all GEF ...read more


Ms. Gokmen Argun
National Coordinator
Phone:+ 90-312 4541131
Fax:+ 90-312 4961463
Ms. Basak Okay
Programme Assistant
Phone: +90312 454 11 32
Yildiz Kule, Yukari Dikmen Mahallesi, Turan Gunes Bulvari, No:106, 06550, Cankaya,,Ankara, RBEC06610