• SGP celebrates World Water Day 2016 by helping conserve the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage Site

    Sarteneja, a traditional fishing community on the northeastern coast of Belize, is considered one of the primary stakeholders of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System – World Heritage Site (BBRRS-WHS). The economic foundation of the community is based primarily on the traditional harvesting of marine resources.

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  • SGP celebrates International Women's Day 2016

    Happy International Women’s Day! Today, people around the world join forces to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. 

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  • Five SGP grantee partners receive the Equator Prize 2015

    Five indigenous people organizations supported by the GEF Small Grants Programme were honored yesterday at the Equator Prize award winning ceremony held at the Mogador Theater in Paris during the Climate Change Conference of the Parties organized by the UNFCCC. 

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  • Winners of the Global Youth Video Competition are recognized at COP21

    December 4, 2015, Paris, France - Yesterday was the award ceremony for the two finalist of the Global Youth Video Competition, an event organized by theAction for Climate Empowerment (ACE) from the UNFCCC secretariat, in partnership with Television for the Environment (tve) and supported by the Global Environment Facility’s…

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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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SGP celebrates International Women's Day 2016...

Happy International Women’s Day! Today, people around the world join forces to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. ... read more
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Afghanistan - Cleaning up the Streets in Bamyan...

Bamyan, July 2015 — Due to an upsurge in urban migration, new townships are appearing all across Afghanistan. But how do the residents in these new towns ... read more

Featured Publications

20 anniversary cover 20 Years: Community Action for the Global Environment

This publication reviews the results achieved by the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) over the last two decades (1992-2012), and recounts the ground gained in supporting communities and civil society organizations in their efforts to implement environment-cum-development initiatives.    ...read more