• SGP grantee finalist at Yale Innovation Prize

    Mr. Phai and Mr. Som of the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) and Dr. Keerthi Mohotti representing HEDO with ISTF prize coordinators after the announcement of prize winners. The Human and Environment Development Organization (HEDO), an SGP grantee in Sri Lanka, was selected as a finalist of the Innovation Prize organized…

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  • SGP at the CBD COP

    Cancun, Mexico, December 12, 2017 - The Small Grants Programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), participated at the 2016, thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity that is taking place…

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  • Recognizing ICCAs at CBD COP 13

    SGP organized a side event on "The global partnership on ICCAs to achieve the CBD Aichi Targets" to present the progress achieved and partners involved in the ICCA Global Support Initiative.

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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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SGP Armenia - Improving Energy Resilience in Armen...

  Transition to energy resilience through raising energy efficiency in educational institutions of Stepanavan town The problem Due to its ... read more
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Recognizing ICCAs at CBD COP 13...

Cancun, Mexico; 7 December 2016 - At the 13th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13), SGP organized a side ... 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