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

India - Srujan Food and Nutrition Security
Kyrgyzstan- Rehabilitation and Protection of the Moon Flower in Batken Region
Rehabilitation of agricultural lands through application of biological ponds for domestic wastewater treatment in Parakar community of Armavir region-ARMENIA

Our stories

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Afghanistan - Cleaning up the Streets in Bamyan...

Bamyan, July 2015 — Due to an upsurge in urban migration, new townships are appearing all across Afghanistan. But how do the residents in these new towns ... read more
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Youth Video Competition for Paris 2015 Launched on...

Bonn, 5 June 2015 — Starting today, young people around the globe are invited to share what they are doing to combat climate change in the Global Youth Video ... 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