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

Albania - Rehabilitation of the Endangered Fish Species
Argentina - Decrease of Industrial Effluents Emission in the Home-made Olive Industry (English)
Suriname: River bank protection with mangrove reforestation

Our stories

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Ecuador- Special edition, Informative bulletin Ju...

SGP Ecuador prepares and pubishes its online informative bulletin. This special edition of July 2015 bulletin can be accessed ... read more
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SGP supports Palau’s global efforts to build mor...

Recognizing that problems on islands, from Hawai‘i to Palau, are interconnected the President of Palau launched a new Island Resilience Initiative prior to ... 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