The Small Grants Programme Newsletter – September - 2018

The Small Grants Programme – Issue #4 – September 2018

Heart of the Spirit

Changing Lives

Waste Not, Want Not

A Mighty Wind

Diamonds of the Andes

SGP celebrates 25th anniversary at the Sixth GEF Assembly

On the occasion of GEF Small Grants Programme’s (SGP) 25th anniversary, SGP held a reception at the Sixth GEF Assembly to celebrate its work with civil society organizations (CSO) and local communities as global environmental stewards worldwide. Over 250 participants attended the reception including presidents and ministers, council members, CSO partners, and indigenous peoples.   To Read More »

02 July 2018

Preserving the local wisdom of Arhuaco, Kankuamo, Kogi, Wiwa indigenous groups

In Colombia, SGP is implementing 33 projects, valued at over $1m USD, aimed at increasing the recognition of ICCAs. The projects target different types of ICCAs such those that are defined, desired and disrupted.  Thereby, the projects encompass the cultural wealth of indigenous, afrocolombian and peasant communities, and the diversity in varied landscapes and ecosystems. Particularly, Read More »

22 June 2018

Rural Women Leading on Climate Resilience

The 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nation Headquarters in New York, March 12th to 23rd. The priority theme of the 62nd Commission is the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality, and the empowerment of rural women and girls. In that event, on Monday, March 19th SGP co-organized a side event on Rural Women Leading Climate Read More »

06 April 2018

Dump site turned into a land of milk and honey

SGP Lesotho has supported grantee partner Liphamola Dairy Farmers Association (LDFA) since 2012 in its initiative to transfer into a dairy farming a piece of land that was previously used as waste dumping site. The success of LDFA in implementing GEF SGP funded projects: “Demonstration and promotion of sustainable rangeland resources management in Mokhotlong” and “Dumpsite Rehabilitation Read More »

05 April 2018

SGP Saint Lucia - Sea Weed for sale

 Project "The Removal and Utilization of Sargassum from the East Coast of Saint Lucia to create organic compost for the farming industry"   supported by GEF SGP Saint Lucia   was featured in the  January 2018 publication of  Inflight Magazine of Caribbean Airways.  The SGP funded project helped to solve the negative impact of the build-up of Read More »

05 March 2018

Conserving Big Cats: Communities protecting the majestic jaguars in Bolivia

World Wildife Day was first observed in 2014, as a way to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of life in our planet and bring awareness to the ever-growing loss of biodiversity caused by human activities. The main culprits of habitat loss are unsustainable land management, pollution, deforestation, and desertification. This year the theme is “Big Cats: Predators under Read More »

01 March 2018

SGP 25th anniversary: Local action, global impact

A community based approach to resilient and sustainable landscapes: lessons from Phase II of the COMDEKS programme

COMDEKS: Governance of Socio- Ecological production landscapes, a guidance note and self-assessment tool

Communities in Action Through Peoples Efforts, Sri Lanka

Research Report on Chinese Marine Conservation NGOs


SGP Ukraine: Chornobyl: Territory for Change

SGP Paraguay: implementing CBR+ successfully

SGP Mauritius- Bird Release

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