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

Syrian Arab Republic - Sustaining Livelihoods and Land Resources in Olive Mountains
Ecuador - Reforestation
Guatemala - Degradacion de suelos

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SGP launches in Colombia...

Bogotá, July 15 2015 - The GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) was launched in Colombia with the participation of Mr. Gabriel Vallejo, Minister of ... read more
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Afghanistan - Green Energy and Clean Water Improve...

Sang-e-Nawishta, Nov 2015 – Sang-e-Nawishta is only a short drive from the centre of Kabul, but until a few months ago the villagers who live here had no ... read more

Featured Publications

20 anniversary cover 20 Years: Community Action for the Global Environment

This publication reviews the results achieved by the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) over the last two decades (1992-2012), and recounts the ground gained in supporting communities and civil society organizations in their efforts to implement environment-cum-development initiatives.    ...read more