Trinidad and Tobago
The SGP National Steering Committee (NSC) possesses a wide variety of professional skills and expertise. The NSC members are good advocates for the mission and vision of the work of the GEF SGP programme.
Ms. Grace Talman Ms. Grace Talman Ms. Grace Talman
Chair of the SGP National Steering Committee
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Country Programme Snapshot

Start Date 1995
# of Projects 120
Total Grant Amount US$ 3,383,791
Total cash Co-Financing US$ 911,532
Total In-Kind Co-Financing US$ 2,843,170

Country Portfolio by Area of Work

Climate Change Mitigation
Community Based Adaptation
International Waters
Land Degradation
September 2015 - National Youth Award for work in the Environment

SGP grantee partner North East Sea Turtles (NEST) is the receiver of this National Award that is given by the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child development. 

North East Sea Turtles (NEST) has implemented the GEF SGP funded project TRI/SGP/OP5/Y1/CORE/BD/12/02

2006 - Zayed International Prize for the Environment

Cropper Foundation, an SGP grantee in Trinidad and Tobago won the prestigious prize. Mrs. Angela Cropper, co-founder and president of the Cropper Foundation, won the 2006 category for Environment Action Leading to Positive Change in Society. SGP Trinidad and Tobago and the Cropper Foundation have also supported the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment which won the category for Scientific and or Technological Achievements in Environment.

2003 - UNESCO International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) Award

GEF/SGP grantee, Radio Toco Project, received the award, which included a US$20,000 cash prize and a plaque. The GEF/SGP provided a grant of US$49,389 to the Radio Toco Project (TRI/95/G52/2101/002) in 1997 to initiate the project 'Radio Toco 106.7 FM', the first community radio station in Trinidad and Tobago.  The grant assisted the Radio Toco Project in conducting a community survey in the development of the programming content and the broadcast schedule of "Radio Toco"; the development of a marketing strategy to address the sustainability of "Radio Toco", and human resource strengthening of "Radio Toco" in the first year of operation. Significant co-funding for this initiative was also provided by UNESCO (radio equipment) and by the British High Commission.

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Ms. Rissa Edoo
National Coordinator
Phone:+ (1-868) 62370
Ms. Rudo Udika
Programme Assistant


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