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

Argentina - Decrease of Industrial Effluents Emission in the Home-made Olive Industry (English)
Ukraine - Establishing the bioenergetic park of energy willow (Ukrainian)
Ukraine - Strengthening Environmental Governance by Building the Capacity of Non-Governmental Organizations

Our stories

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SGP participation at the Oceans Conference...

  EI/SGP Publication - Making Waves:Together with the Equator Initiative, SGP will launch the joint publication "Making Waves" that features powerful ... read more
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PANAMA - INFORMATIVE BULLETIN JULY 2015...

 SGP Panama prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. Issue of July 2015 of this bulletin can be accessed ... 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