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

Mauritania - Local Solutions for Climate Change
Peru - Conservation of Native Cottton and Protection of Traditonal Knowledge
SGP Argentina -Ecotourism as a strategy for conservation (Spanish)

Our stories

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Mauritian endangered bird finds new home...

In 1995, only 9 echo parakeets, a type of parrot found in Mauritius, were left in the world, and considered critically endangered. Today, the species is on ... read more
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The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) shares good ...

Honolulu, Hawaii, September 10h, 2016  The Small Grants Programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme-UNDP and funded by the Global ... 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