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.

Our Communities

Sgp voices

Mauritius - Minimization and Safe Disposal of Pesticide Waste Part 1
GEF SGP Ukraine "Energy saving and renewable solar energy usage"- (Russian)
GEF SGP Ukraine "Opening of the EcoInfoCentre in Carny town"

Our stories

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Afghanistan - Green Energy and Clean Water Improve...

Sang-e-Nawishta, Nov 2015 – Sang-e-Nawishta is only a short drive from the centre of Kabul, but until a few months ago the villagers who live here had no ... read more
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SGP Morocco - The ecological sanitation project in...

SGP funded project "The ecological sanitation project"  was featured in the article as part of the initiative "observers for the climate" launched by ... 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