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UN Special Rapporteur reports to Human Rights Council and recommends replicating SGP’s good practices in supporting of indigenous peoples and local communities for biodiversity conservation and its sustainable use. 09 March 2017
7 March 2017; Geneva, Switzerland – In the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Mr. John Knox, in his capacity as the UN Special Rapporteur, presented a report on “issues of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment” and its synchronization to the human rights obligations to the conservation and ...read more
SGP Moldova Newsletter, January 2016 07 April 2017
SGP Moldova has published the e-newsletter on its work during 2015. The newsletter can be read ...read more
Panama Informative bulletin March 2017 06 April 2017
SGP Panama prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. Issue of March 2017 of this bulletin can be accessed ...read more
ICCA-GSI strengthens the capacities of Thailand's National Parks and Wildlife Conservation 03 March 2017
28 February - 2 March 2017, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand - ICCA-GSI held a training workshop on Engaging indigenous peoples and local communities in participatory management of protected areas and benefit sharing at the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex.  The workshop was designed to strengthen the technical knowledge and skills of staff of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife ...read more
Sharing succesful sustainable development practices at India's Knowledge Fair 30 March 2017
On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the UNDP implemented GEF Small Grants Programme, in partnership with the Government of India and the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) in India, organized a knowledge fair with the theme “Mainstreaming grassroots innovations” in an effort to highlight the innovative solutions developed by communities and civil society organizations supported by ...read more
SGP shares experience at GEF Extended Constituency Workshops 22 March 2017
Green finance, enhancing synergies towards climate action and sustainable development on the ground, stakeholder engagement and gender mainstreaming were some of the topics covered in the GEF Extended Constituency Workshops organized by the secretariat of the Global Envrironment Facility(GEF). In partnership with the GEF, the UNDP implemented Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been sharing its ...read more
Promoting women as champions of biodiversity conservation 08 March 2017
For the past 25 years, the Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been working to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment around the world by supporting community driven innovations for sustainable development and global environmental benefits. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, and in keeping with its theme #BeBoldForChange, SGP is proud to share the achievements of a group of ...read more
Celebrating World Wildlife Day 2017 03 March 2017
Local communities are key steward in protecting wildlife. For the past 25 years, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been actively working with the local communities, youth, indigenous peoples and others in conserving threatened and endangered species worldwide.SGP joins the international and local communities in celebrating the World Wildlife Day 2017, with the theme of "Listen to the Young ...read more
Reviving nature - SGP Malidvies in UNDP Country office publication 23 February 2017
A marine facility set up by a local NGO in northren part of Maldives is helping to rehabilitate captured and injured turtles and restore coral reefs. This project supported by SGP Maldives is featured in UNDP Maldives publication "Island Life ...read more
SGP grantee finalist at Yale Innovation Prize 22 February 2017
Photo (left to right): Ethan Miller, ISTF Prize Coordinator - Yale University; Sabrina Szeto, ISTF Prize Coordinator - Yale University; Phai Bunleang from the Prey Lang Community Network, Cambodia; Som Chanmony from the Peace Bridge Organization, Cambodia; Erika Drazen, ISTF Prize Coordinator - Yale University. The Human and Environment Development Organization (HEDO), an SGP ...read more