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 voices

Interview with local teacher in charge of a turtle conservation education programme in Romblon, Philippines
Bulgaria - Restoration of Long Distance Transhumance
Rehabilitation of agricultural lands through application of biological ponds for domestic wastewater treatment in Parakar community of Armavir region-ARMENIA

Our stories

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Ecuador- Informative bulletin July 2015...

SGP Ecuador prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. July 2015 of this bulletin can be accessed ... read more
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SGP Moldova Newsletter, January 2016...

SGP Moldova has published the e-newsletter on its work during 2015. The newsletter can be read ... read more

Featured Publications

IW 2016 publication Scaling Up Community Actions for International Waters Management...

This publication reviews the results achieved by the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) in international waters in the last five years (2011 - 2016). During this time, SGP supported 265 communities and civil society organizations in    ...read more