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

Ethiopia - SGP Ethiopia Project
India - Power of Grassroots Peekay
Costa Rica - Rural Community Tourism (English)

Our stories

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Chemical free farming paves the way to sustainabil...

  Highlights  160 farmers participated  344 taro were planted and 82% of the crop was sold, fetching $486.00.  The ... 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