Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme embodies the very essence of sustainable development by "thinking globally acting locally". By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.

Our Communities

Sgp voices

Macedonia - Macedonian Trout
Indonesia - World Environment Day: Bali Fishermen
Romania- GEF SGP Romania Final Evaluation

Our stories

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SGP celebrates International Women's Day 2016...

Happy International Women’s Day! Today, people around the world join forces to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. ... read more
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SGP highlights the actions of Local Communities at...

On October 12th, the GEF Small Grants Programme organized a side event at the twelfth global conference of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD ... read more

Featured Publications

IW 2016 publication Scaling Up Community Actions for International Waters Management...

This publication reviews the results achieved by the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) in international waters in the last five years (2011 - 2016). During this time, SGP supported 265 communities and civil society organizations in    ...read more