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

Kyrgyzstan - Prevention origin of Erosion and Landslides Processes
Guatemala - Chicabal
Uruguay - Reserva Acuario

Our stories

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SGP celebrates International Women's Day 2016...

Happy International Women’s Day! Today, people around the world join forces to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. ... read more
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"Walls of mangroves" to protect the Haitian coasts...

The Acul Bay combines coastline with a fertile farmland. Mangrove absence in the coastline negatively used to effect farmland as strong winds and salt spray ... 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