Thailand

The GEF Small Grants Programme is a wonderful example of this on the micro level. Because I think everybody understands that, in the end, the environment is a local, personal issue.
Mr. Robert England
UNDP Resident Representative, Thailand
 
 
The GEF Small Grants Programme provides small grants; - much more of the resources comes from the individual communities themselves, mostly in kind. And that brings forth some remarkable community collaboration.
Mr. Robert England
UNDP Resident Representative, Thailand

"The Global Environmental Facility was established in 1992 at the time of the Rio Conference on Environment and Development in order to enable or help states to meet the commitments they had made to the international community. So that is what the GEF does in many countries. The GEF provides funds to build the capacity of member states to meet their international obligations. The GEF Small Grants Programme is a wonderful example of this on the micro level. Because I think everybody understands that in the end, the environment is a local, personal issue. Although the discussion of the environment is often is very abstract in terms of ideas such as sustainability and global climate change, the reality has to be translated into changes in people's lives. The GEF Small Grants Programme, which I have seen operate in several different countries, provides small grants, - sometimes no more than $8,000 to $10,000. Much more of the resources comes from the individual communities themselves, mostly in kind. And that brings forth some remarkable community collaboration in these areas."

 
We try to partner with communities to take care of environmental problems and natural resources. We try to build capacity and to use indigenous knowledge to solve immediate, environmental problems, which can accumulate into a global environmental benefit.
Mr. Poonsin Sreesangkom
GEF National Coordinator, Thailand
 
 
I fully support the SGP because SGP projects are unique in that they are initiated by local people and are implemented at the local level. At the same time, they serve the national and global interests.
Manop Makeprayoontong
Former SGP National Steering Committee
GEF Council Member
 
 

Contact

Ms. Suwimol Sereepaowong
National Coordinator
 
Ms. Thadthana Luengthada
Programme Assistant
Phone:+ 66 2 3049100 ext 2131
Fax:+ 66 2 2804294
 
Address
UNDP, 12th Floor United Nations Building, Rajdamnern Nok Avenue,Bangkok10200
 

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