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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Ethiopia - Conservation
India - Srujan Food and Nutrition Security
Ukraine - Sustainable development and green tourism in Volodymyrets district of Rivne region (Ukrainian)

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Supporting Indigenous and Local Community Conserva...

31 March 2017; Lusaka, ZAMBIA - In preparation for implementing projects in Zambia, the Global Support Initiative to Indigenous Peoples and ... read more
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Recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ key role as envi...

Today the world celebrates the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples to highlight the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make ... read more