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

Turkey - Bicycle Riding to Protect the Nature
Ghana - Eco-Friendly Bamboo Bikes
Uzbekistan - Scientific Experimental Station for the development of fish farming (in Russian language)

Our stories


Rural Women Help Early Recovery Efforts in Fiji, M...

Yakete, Ba Province, Fiji: When an extreme weather event such as Sever Tropical Cyclone Winston hits communities in remote, almost intractable highlands of ... read more

SGP supports Palau’s global efforts to build mor...

Recognizing that problems on islands, from Hawai‘i to Palau, are interconnected the President of Palau launched a new Island Resilience Initiative prior to ... 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 more