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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Lesotho - YWCA Aloe Plantation
Kenya and Namibia - World Environment Day: Africa Sustainable Energy
Ukraine - Development of green tourism in Bereg village (Ukrainian)

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SGP participates at the Snow Leopard Forum...

This week, the leaders of the 12 snow leopard range countries, international organizations, researchers, private sector, and civil society organizations ... read more

Recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ key role as envi...

Today the world celebrates the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples to highlight the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make ... read more