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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Mauritius - Shoals Rodrigues
GEF SGP"Biodiversity rehabilitation of the forest ecosystem in Polissya area" (English subtitles)
Kazakhstan: Solar Energy for orphanage in Essik

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Ecuador- Informative bulletin May 2015...

SGP Ecuador prepares and publishes its own online informative bulletin. May 2015 of this bulletin can be accessed ... read more
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Promoting women as champions of biodiversity conse...

For the past 25 years, the Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been working to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment around the world by supporting ... 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