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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Ghana - Elimination of POPs and Land Management
Lebanon - Improving Rangeland and Carpet Production in Irsal Area
Uruguay - Reserva Acuario

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SGP Ecuador - Special edition of Informative bull...

SGP Ecuador prepares and publishes its on line informative bulletin.  Special edition of Informative bulletin March 2015 can be accessed ... read more
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Ecuador- Special edition of informative bulletin M...

SGP Ecuador prepares publishes its own online informative bulletin. You can access here this special edition of 22 May 2015, International Day of Biodiversity. ... 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