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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Yemen - Roush Marine Protected Area
St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Union Island Leatherback Project Launch
Kazakhstan: Solar Energy for orphanage in Essik

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SGP launches the Global Indigenous Fellowship Init...

The 15th session of the UN’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) brought Member States and over 1,000 indigenous peoples' representatives ... read more
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SGP Ecuador - Informative bulletin November 2014...

SGP Ecuador prepares and publishes  its on line informative bulletin. November 2014 of this bulletin can be accessed ... 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