Global Publications
SGP Operational Guidelines- OP7

The Operational Guidelines are intended to assist SGP National Coordinators/Sub-Regional Coordinators (NCs), Programme Assistants (PAs), National Steering Committees (NSCs), GEF Operational Focal Points and other country level partners, UNDP Country Offices and National Host Institution (NHI), SGP Central Programme Management Team (CPMT), SGP Upgrading Country Programme teams, and UNOPS in programme implementation. They are based on the experience and knowledge gained both at the country and global levels over 25 years of SGP programme implementation. They provide the basic policy framework for SGP operations, including the structure, implementation, and governance of the programme. They also address the project cycle and grant disbursement.
The GEF Small Grants Programme Result Report 2018 - 2019

This is the Executive Summary of the Annual Monitoring Report .

The Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative Programme (COMDEKS) was launched in 2011 as the flagship of the Satoyama Initiative, a global effort to promote sustainable use of natural resources in the landscapes worked in and relied upon by rural communities. These working landscapes and waters—known as socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS)—encompass many uses, from farming and fishing to forestry, and provide an economic and cultural mainstay of village life in developing nations. They also provide a reservoir of critical biodiversity and productive habitat that is key to the large-scale success of conservation efforts. Funded by the Japan Biodiversity Fund, the Programme is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme, in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the United Nations University—Institute of Advanced Studies of Sustainability. Grants are delivered through the GEF Small Grants Programme in each country. This publication has three principal purposes: • Set out the conceptual basis of the COMDEKS Programme and explain its community-led approach to landscape management; • Summarize key messages gleaned from the overall Programme design and lessons learned during the community consultation and early implementation phases in target landscapes; • Present case studies of target landscapes and communities that set the local context, describe programme activities, and report preliminary findings on the ground in ten countries participating in the first phase of the programme.
Toolkit for the Indicators of Resilience in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes

This toolkit provides practical guidance for making use of the “Indicators of Resilience in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)” in the field. The indicators are a tool for engaging local communities in adaptive management of the landscapes and seascapes in which they live. By using the tested methods presented in this toolkit, communities can increase their capacity to respond to social, economic, and environmental pressures and shocks, to improve their environmental and economic conditions, thus increasing the social and ecological resilience of their landscapes and seascapes, and ultimately make progress towards realizing a society in harmony with nature.
Area of work: Biodiversity, Land Degradation; Partnerships: COMDEKS; Theme: Landscape/Seascape; Type: Manual/How -to-Toolkit  

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Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining and Mercury Management

BROCHURE ABOUT THE ASGM INNOVATION PROGRAMME To support the implementation of the Minamata Convention at community level, in line with the strategies of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on chemicals and waste management, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) seeks to pilot and test innovative community-based mercury reduction and management practices. These specifically address the prevention, reduction, and elimination of mercury use and contamination, and promotion of safe handling of mercury-containing products. Since 2011, SGP has supported 66 mercury management projects with a total funding of more than $2 million. In July 2018, SGP launched an innovation programme on ASGM to address mercury contamination and its threat to the ecosystem and the health of poor and vulnerable populations. SGP has combined its country-driven approach with proactive global support on capacity development, knowledge sharing, and networking within SGP and beyond with partners in the implementation of this programme. With a total funding of $2 million to catalyze actions in this emerging area, this ASGM Innovation Program is implemented in the following seven countries, in close collaboration with the Global Opportunities for Long-term Development in Artisanal and Small Scale Mining Programme (GEF GOLD) and other partners including Zero Mercury Working Group. Other countries may join at a later stage.
Country: Mongolia, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Zimbabwe; Theme: Mercury; Type: Brochure  

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Summary of E-discussion on: Community Based REDD+ (CBR+) – Phase II

The UN-REDD Programme and the GEF Small Grants Programme launched an E-consultation on a new phase of the Community Based REDD+ Initiative on 22nd September which ran through 20th October 2019 to seek inputs from stakeholders on the design and focus of a potential second phase of CBR+ based on a concept note developed by UN-REDD and SGP to explore options for building on the success of the first phase of CBR+. This is the summary of the inputs to the e-discussion.
Area of work: Sustainable Forest Management; Partnerships: Community-Based REDD+ (CBR+); Type: Fact Sheet  

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Proposal for CBR Phase II + E-Consultation

DRaft Proposal for the Second Phase of the Community-based REDD+ initiative (CBR+). Its main objective was to enhance the engagement and inclusion of indigenous peoples and forest communities in national REDD+ processes, thus providing grassroots experiences and perspectives into national policy for REDD+. CBR+ was implemented in the period 2014-2017 and has received praise from a wide range of stakeholders: from indigenous organisations themselves to national governments, and to the UN-REDD executive board – whose members have proposed and discussed a potential new phase, which this note explores while scoping funding. In its first phase, the CBR+ initiative was conducted in 6 pilot countries, which were UN-REDD partner countries with full-fledged national REDD+ processes: Cambodia, DRC, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay and Sri Lanka. It was financed with USD 4 million from the Government of Norway through the UN-REDD Programme. It was implemented by UNDP, combining the technical support of its Climate & Forests Team and the existing operational architecture of the UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), which also provided matching grant funds. In total, CBR+ financed and helped implement over 100 community projects, as well as supporting policy dialogue, capacity building and knowledge management towards inclusive and rights-responsive REDD+ action in the beneficiary countries (see Annex 1 for a synthesis of CBR+ delivery, and Annex 2 for a selected list of CBR+ information and knowledge documentation).

Partnerships: Community-Based REDD+ (CBR+); Type: Fact Sheet  

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Community-Based REDD+ Progress Report 2017

Progress update of the Community-Based REDD programme.

Country: Panama, Paraguay, Sri Lanka; Area of work: Sustainable Forest Management; Priority Group: Indigenous Peoples; Partnerships: Community-Based REDD+ (CBR+); Type: Report/Publication  

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Legal Analysis Report for ICCAs in Viet Nam

Legal analysis report for the ICCAs in Viet Nam
Country: Viet Nam; Area of work: Biodiversity; Priority Group: Indigenous Peoples; Partnerships: ICCA-GSI; Theme: ICCAs; Type: Report/Publication; Region: Asia and the Pacific  

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