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This publication provides a valuable account of how participation of local communities in the conservation of threatened species yields positive environmental and socio-economic results. Our planet is undergoing another mass extinction due to reasons widely known, including human activities such as deforestation, hunting, and overfishing. Much of the failure to arrest the loss of nature stem from the fact that the issue is highly complex and often requires concerted and integrated efforts from a range of stakeholders, including government, private sector and civil society. To this end, the Sma...
This is the Executive Summary of the Annual Monitoring Report 2018-2019.
This publication captures SGP’s experiences and lessons learned on plastics management, spanning not only the area of chemical and waste management, but also international waters and biodiversity conservation. The projects focus on implementing a circular economy either through recycling, reducing and reusing plastics for new products, influencing consumer use and behavior, or developing better waste collection and management practices at the community level. Some of these initiatives have also been scaled up in partnership with government and private sector. The 10 cases included in this pu...
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.
This infographic reports presents a summary of the key results achieved over the reporting period 2020-2021.
For the past 10 years, local communities and societies have been investing in resilience-building with support from the Small Grants Programme (SGP), which is supported by the Global Environment Facility and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme, with partnership and funding from the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). By enabling local communities to adapt to the impacts of climate change based on their specific environmental, social, and economic contexts, the Community-Based Adaptation Programme (CBA) has helped enhance climate resilie...
This infographic reports presents a summary of the key results achieved over the reporting period 2019-2020
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 sup...

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