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Gustavo Fonceca- In Memoriam
The GEF Small Grants Programme wishes to honour and pay tribute to Gustavo Fonseca who passed away on 31 August 2022. Joining the GEF Secretariat
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Turning the tide on marine plastic pollution: How local NGOs in Seychelles and The Bahamas are working with youth to raise awareness and inspire action
#WorldCleanUpDay (17 September 2022) unites millions of volunteers, governments and organisations in 191 countries to tackle the global waste
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Senegal: Répertoire des Plantes Médicinales (Directory of Medicinal Plants) for various diseases and aliments, including those associated with COVID-19
Senegal is one of the 45 participating countries in the Phase 2 of the Global Support Initiative to territories and areas conserved by indigenous
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Women. Tradition. Culture. From looms to lutes, the importance of women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge in China cannot be overstated
Since 2010, more than 41,800 people belonging to ethnic minorities and living in China’s Community Conserved Areas have been supported by the
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Innovation Challenge for SIDS
The Innovation Challenge for SIDS is a special opportunity for UNDP country offices to support innovative Small Grants Programme (SGP) projects that
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Norwegian Ambassador and Norad Senior Advisor visit Small Grant Programme initiatives in Indonesia
Senior advisor on environmental and climate-related issues at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and Advisor to Norway’s GEF
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SGP's 30th Anniversary: Reflecting on three decades of local action for people and planet - and looking forward to more
This year SGP is celebrating its 30th anniversary, find out how this story began and where it is heading next in this new
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Tajiskistan: Mountain indigenous communities contribute to the Second High-Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development", 2018-2028
The Second High-Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028, was held in
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Small Grants Programme provides emergency support to tackle food insecurity in Ukraine
In less than three months, the war in Ukraine has caused extensive damage across the country and sparked massive displacement: more than 5.6 million
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Indigenous Peoples and local communities participate at the 2nd Asia Parks Congress to set the agenda for protected and conserved areas in the region and contribute to the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
The 2nd Asia Parks Congress was held in Kota Kinabalu (state capital of Sabah), Malaysia from 25-29 May 2022 to set the agenda for protected and
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Our Human Tribe: Valuing traditional governance and securing land rights of indigenous peoples and local communities across Madagascar
In Madagascar, the SGP has been supporting the empowerment of more than 300 local community organizations since 2007, including through the Global
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A sweet solution to a mammoth problem: using bees to foster coexistence between people and elephants in South Africa
It's true; elephants are surprisingly afraid of bees. It’s hard to believe that these goliaths are afraid of a small insect, but this fear may
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