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

Laos - Forest Protection
Indonesia - Communities voice on SGP Indonesia and Teras Mitra (the network of SGP Indonesia partners)
Trinidad and Tobago- Organic Farming in the Caura Valley a GEF-SGP project

Our stories

China

ICCA-GSI expands its reach to support China's ICCA...

Nanning, China; 18-20 October 2016 - The ICCA-GSI expanded its reach to support countries beyond its core program, such as China.  SGP, one of the ... read more
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ICCA-GSI Regional Workshop for West Africa...

Saint Louis, SENEGAL, 14-19 October 2016 - The Global Support Initiative for Indigenous and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCA-GSI) organized ... 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