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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Protecting endangered sea turtles in Malaysia...

Seven different species of sea turtles – also known as marine turtles – inhabit our oceans. Of these seven, only the green turtle has a stable population ... read more
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ICCA-GSI supports the Indigenous Mountain Peoples'...

19 -23 April 2017; Cusco, PERU - ICCA-GSI supported a workshop to consolidate and strengthen the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples’ ... 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