The Small Grants Programme Newsletter – Issue #3 – January 2018

The GEF Small Grants Programme Newsletter - Issue #1 – June 2017

Releasing our new brand identity

The GEF Small Grants Programme is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! As part of this cerebration, we are releasing an updated logo as our new brand identity. The logo symbolizes our renewed commitment to supporting the innovative solutions of communities and civil society organizations on global environment and sustainable development issues. As a brand with strong recognition, the Read More »

30 May 2017

Welcoming our new Global Manager Yoko Watanabe

We are delighted to welcome Yoko Watanabe as our new Global Manager of the GEF Small Grants Programme. Yoko has over 20 years of professional experiences working on biodiversity and natural resources management in close partnership with civil society and indigenous peoples. Prior to becoming the fourth Global Manager of the Small Grants Programme, Yoko worked for over a decade at the GEF Read More »

11 May 2017

Community-based ecotourism protects biodiversity in the Yucatan Peninsula

 Around 8,000 visitors each year experience the Muyil wetlands, mangroves, canals, blue lagoon, and local caves with Sian Ka’an Community Tours. On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, the world is celebrating the important role that sustainable tourism plays on biodiversity conservation and achieving sustainable livelihoods. The GEF, through Read More »

22 May 2017

Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change 2017

Bonn, 10 de mayo de 2017 We are delighted to announce the launch of this year's Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change 2017. The objective of the Global Youth Video Competition is to highlight climate action being taken by youth through videos; providing them with a platform to identify their successes and inspire other youth and policy-makers. The 2017 competition is Read More »

10 May 2017

SGP spotlights community experiences in chemicals and waste management at Stockholm COP8

On 25 April, 2017, on the occasion of the 8th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions and the 13th COP of the Basel Convention, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by UNDP, convened a panel of experts and practitioners in chemicals and waste management from civil society, government, and international organizations to share community experiences in Read More »

27 April 2017

Sharing successful sustainable development practices at India's Knowledge Fair

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 »

30 March 2017

Promoting women as champions of biodiversity conservation

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 »

08 March 2017

The A to Z of SGP, A guide to the Small Grants Programme

Small Grants Programme Annual Monitoring Report 2015 - 2016

Community - based Chemicals and Waste Management

In Belize, local stewardship key to marine conservation

by Leonel Requena, National Coordinator, GEF Small Grants Programme, UNDP Belize Read More »

21 Apr 2017


Internal compass for the implementation of SDG 14: putting local people and communities at the center

by Sulan Chen is Programme Advisor- International Waters and Chemicals & Waste Management - UNDP Read More »

19 May 2017

GEF SGP Chemicals and Waste Portfolio

UNDP Biogas Systems Turn Manure into Cheap, Clean Power

Basen Solar Energy and EE Greenhouse_English version

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