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This is the infographic version of the SGP AMR 2021-2022. The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been providing financial and technical support to civil society and community-based organizations on innovative community-driven initiatives that address global environmental issues – such as biodiversity loss, climate change mitigation and adaptation, land degradation, international waters, and chemicals and waste management – while improving livelihoods. This report presents SGP’s results for the period 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022, based on the information from 127 SGP Country Programmes.
This publication summarizes the experiences and lessons learned from 6 participating CBR+ countries during the pilot phase (Nigeria, DRC, Panama, Paraguay, Sri Lanka and Cambodia). A case study from each country represents a notable strategy for implementing REDD+ at the local level. These case studies, featuring action from the ground up, have demonstrated the importance of investing in Indigenous Peoples, young people, women, and other marginalized groups affected by climate change. These initiatives highlight the need to ensure that forest governance is participatory and inclusive, based on...
This publication provides an overview of initiatives under SGP’s climate change portfolio which fall under the following thematic areas: 1. Renewable energy access for improved livelihoods 2. Forest conservation for carbon storage and livelihoods 3. Civil society mobilization in support of NDCs 4. Investing in youth empowerment 5. Mainstreaming resilience 6. Fostering innovation and knowledge exchange Several project examples from around the globe are presented to showcase achievements and best practices in developing community-based, low-carbon, climate-resilient solutions. These examples d...
The private sector has a key role to play in driving sustainable development. Micro, small and medium enterprises account for 90 percent of the private sector and more than 50 percent of employment globally. As such the sector provides an opportunity for innovative, inclusive and sustainable economic development. The Small Grants Programme facilitates partnerships between civil society, community-based organizations and the private sector to scale up and promote sustainability of community-led initiatives. This brochure provides a snapshot of SGP’s engagement with the private sector with a f...
​This publication presents an updated overview of the Small Grants Programme's (SGP) community-based approach and portfolio in the area of sustainable land management, as part of the overall UNDP's related portfolio, with special attention to gender and youth and a spotlight on the innovative partnership with SOS Sahel International, focusing on the Sahel region. It also includes a selection of case studies to showcase best practices and lessons learnt.
This brochure presents an overview of SGP's community-based approach to the reduction, elimination, and prevention of mercury use, including examples of successful projects implemented in Mali, Ghana, Uganda and Nepal. SGP promotes safe handling of products containing mercury, seeking to pilot and test innovative community-based mercury reduction and management practices, in support of the implementation of the Minamata Convention at the community level, especially in artisanal gold mining.
As we collectively address the global climate and nature crises, it is absolutely critical to engage youth as agents of change, creative entrepreneurs and innovators. Through education, science and technology, young people are scaling up their efforts and skills to accelerate concrete actions. Through the support and partnership provided by the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), youth are acquiring knowledge and skills to build a more sustainable future, while actively engaging in developing a green and blue economy. This publication brings together great examples of youth innovations and inter...
This infographic reports presents a summary of the key results achieved over the reporting period 2020-2021.
The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been providing financial and technical support to civil society and community-based organizations on innovative community-driven initiatives that address global environmental issues – such as biodiversity loss, climate change mitigation and adaptation, land degradation, international waters, and chemicals and waste management – while improving livelihoods. This report presents SGP’s results for the period 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022, based on the information from 127 SGP Country Programmes.
Bangladesh is located in the northeastern region of South Asia, between 20°34/ and 26°38/ North latitude and 88°01/ and 92°41/ East longitude. It has an area of approximately 147,570 square kilometers, including inland water bodies and estuarine water. Rivers and inland water bodies cover 6.7% of the country.
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