• SGP at the CBD COP

    Cancun, Mexico, December 12, 2017 - The Small Grants Programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), participated at the 2016, thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity that is taking place…

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  • Recognizing ICCAs at CBD COP 13

    SGP organized a side event on "The global partnership on ICCAs to achieve the CBD Aichi Targets" to present the progress achieved and partners involved in the ICCA Global Support Initiative.

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  • Winners of COP22 Youth Climate Video Competition Announced - Videos Portray Inspiring Climate Action in Tunisia and Vietnam

    Bonn, 6 October 2016 - Two young climate activists from Tunisia and Vietnam who tell their inspiring stories of climate action and building public awareness have been selected as the winners of the 2016 Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change.

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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

Zambia - Integrated ecosystem management
Egypt - Dissemination of Biogas
Syrian Arab Republic - Sustaining Livelihoods and Land Resources in Olive Mountains

Our stories

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Afghanistan - Preserving a Pristine Landscape in B...

Bamyan, August 2015 — Jawzari lies in pristine foothills of central Afghanistan’s Baba Mountains, about 15 kilometres south of Bamyan City. It’s an area ... read more
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Ecuador- Informative bulletin October 2015...

SGP Ecuador prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. Issue of October 2015 of this bulletin can be accessed ... 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