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

Kazakhstan - Conservation of Pilot Important Bird Areas
St Kitts and Nevis - Sea Turtle Conservation
GEF SGP"Biodiversity rehabilitation of the forest ecosystem in Polissya area" (English subtitles)

Our stories

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SGP launches in Colombia...

Bogotá, July 15 2015 - The GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) was launched in Colombia with the participation of Mr. Gabriel Vallejo, Minister of ... read more
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Afghanistan - Preserving a Pristine Landscape in B...

Bamyan, August 2015 — Jawzari lies in pristine foothills of central Afghanistan’s Baba Mountains, about 15 kilometres south of Bamyan City. It’s an area ... read more

Featured Publications

20 anniversary cover 20 Years: Community Action for the Global Environment

This publication reviews the results achieved by the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) over the last two decades (1992-2012), and recounts the ground gained in supporting communities and civil society organizations in their efforts to implement environment-cum-development initiatives.    ...read more