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.

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Sgp voices

Thailand - Community Forest Rehabilitation
Kenya - KTN TV Umande KRA TV Clip 2010
GEF SGP Dominica 2015

Our stories

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Accessing Global Finances: Funding Opportunities f...

In the context of the IUCN World Conservation Congress, SGP presented at the roundtable “Accessing Global Finances: Funding Opportunities for Indigenous ... read more
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SGP shares its strategic initiatives with indigeno...

The 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII) was held at the UN Headquarters in New York from 25 April to 5 May 2017.  Its ... 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