• SGP shares experience at GEF Extended Constituency Workshops

    In partnership with the GEF, SGP has been sharing its results and experience at the last two workshops for the Eastern Europe and South American constituencies which took place from March 6-9 in Lviv, Ukraine and from March 14-17 in Brasilia, Brazil, respectively.

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  • Promoting women as champions of biodiversity conservation

    On the occasion of International Women’s Day, and in keeping with its theme #BeBoldForChange, SGP is proud to share the achievements of a group of women scientists in Ukraine who are contributing to conservation of biodiversity and generation of scientific knowledge.

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  • Celebrating World Wildlife Day 2017

    Local communities are key steward in protecting wildlife. For the past 25 years, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been actively working with the local communities, youth, indigenous peoples and others in conserving threatened and endangered species worldwide.

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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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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
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SGP shares the experience of communities working o...

The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) participated at the GEF Biennial International Waters Conference (IWC-8) that took place from 9-13 May 2016 in Negombo, ... 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