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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Belarus - El'nya Swamp Hidrological Restoration
Macedonia - Macedonian Trout
Ukraine - Strengthening Environmental Governance by Building the Capacity of Non-Governmental Organizations

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The GEF Small Grants Programme supports Community-...

 China news  coverage of "SGP China 2015 workshop on Experience sharing among NGOs and 2013-2015 projects Wrap-up ... read more
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Afghanistan - Forest Preservation at a Remote Area...

A forest that blankets a mountain along the Kishim River in Tagab district of northeastern Badakhshan province and where wild animals, rare plants and a ... read more

Featured Publications

20 anniversary cover 20 Years: Community Action for the Global Environment

This publication reviews the results achieved by the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) over the last two decades (1992-2012), and recounts the ground gained in supporting communities and civil society organizations in their efforts to implement environment-cum-development initiatives.    ...read more