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

Indonesia - Mikrohidro Haratai
Sharplaninec, Macedonian shepherd dog
Uzbekistan - Beekeeping story from GEF SGP supported project (in Russian language)

Our stories

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Exploring opportunities for Tanzania's ICCAs...

23 March 2017; Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA - As the Global Support Initiative to Indigenous Peoples and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCA-GSI) ... read more
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Promoting women as champions of biodiversity conse...

For the past 25 years, the Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been working to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment around the world by supporting ... read more