What’s in a name? Indigenous languages and cultural diversity in the digital age
Meaning and sounds are often derived from the inseparable relationship between people and places, writes Terence Hay-Edie. With just a few words, we might make the world a richer place. Photo by Adam Fossier on Unsplash Like many others, my family name is an amalgam of two or more parts. The joining of two words, two clans, through a simple hyphen, evokes past tales of love and marriage, as well as feuds and blurred identities. Names and words borrowed from other cultures tell a vivid human story. The travel writer V...
 
Women, Culture, and Territory: Safeguarding biodiversity by protecting ancestral culture in Colombia
LISTEN TO YOUR GRANDMOTHER The Bajo Guapi and Río Gu...
 
BREATHE COLOMBO BREATHE: Conserving the wetlands which breathes life into the city of Colombo
LAST REMAINING HAVENS 70-year-old Indrapala Gamarachchi looks out over one of the last remaining patches of wilderness in his neighbourhood. He believes this land in Mattegoda, just s...

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.

Where we work

Our stories

1*XR_5P8R8Ue5H3Whlfi9Bsw.jpeg?q=20
What’s in a name? Indigenous languages and cultu...
original_1.jpg
Women, Culture, and Territory: Safeguarding biodiv...
original_2.jpg
BREATHE COLOMBO BREATHE: Conserving the wetlands w...
original_3.jpg
Ancestral Ingenuity: Harnessing traditional knowle...
1_yNp5R28JtuvhSDMmlZJamA.jpg
Innovation helps rebuild Belize’s coral reef...
IMG_1898%202.JPG
Methodology on site-level Protected Area Governanc...
Photo3b.jpg
Tafo Mihaavo: a national social movement to suppor...
Mapeo.PNG
A mobile mapping app for ICCAs...
Legal%20Analysis%203.jpg
ICCA-GSI undertakes Legal and Policy Analysis to i...
comunidadmbyaguaranijukeridonde%20se%20realizo%20la%20asamblea%20de%20la%20ACIDI%20en%20la%20que%20se%20presento%20el%20proyecto%20TICCA%202.jpeg
Paraguay: Demarcating indigenous lands and innovat...