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

Yemen - Invasive Species Control on Socotra
Senegal - Community Water Initiative (CWI)
Cambodia - Kep community fisheries

Our stories



 SGP Panama prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. Issue of June 2016 of this bulletin can be accessed ... read more

ICCA-GSI supports Transboundary Conservation betwe...

Sareyn District, Eastern Azerbaijan, IRAN; 31 July-3 August 2016 - As Iran strives to reach the Aichi Targets by 2020, ICCA-GSI and NGO Cenesta (SGP grantee) ... 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 more