Guardians of the Amazon: empowering indigenous women to conserve the forests of the Colombian Amazon
Protecting the forests of the Colombian Amazon, while improving the living conditions of the communities that inhabit them, is the mission of the Guardians of the Amazon. Specifically devoted to empowering indigenous women to not only participate in – but become leaders of – conservation and governance in their collective territories, Guardians of the Amazon is an alliance that involves roughly 2,500 indigenous women in the departments of Vaupés, Amazonas, Putumayo, Caquetá, Guaviare and Guainía, in southeast Colombia. Colombia’s Amaz...
 
Coastal life and resilience: diversifying livelihoods and building resilience of coastal communities on Rodrigues Island, Mauritius
Located in the southwest Indian Ocean, the small volcanic island of Rodrigues is surr...
 
Global biodiversity goals cannot be achieved without Indigenous Peoples and local communities, according to three new reports
The world has reached a critical juncture, with the interlinked climate and biodiversity crisis threatening life on Earth. Taking a leaf from the previous set of Aichi targets which expired at the end...

Our Mission

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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Guardians of the Amazon: empowering indigenous wom...
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Coastal life and resilience: diversifying liveliho...
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Global biodiversity goals cannot be achieved witho...
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Queens of their hives: a network of Mayan women pr...
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Accelerating local action and innovation with Micr...
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Traditional knowledge for a sustainable future: ho...
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An ancestral answer to climate change: forest rest...
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Singing in the rain: improving access to water and...
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Hear her voice: securing rights of Indigenous wome...
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Our Lake, our Life: protecting their lake and thei...