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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Brazil - Cerrado Fruits Collection to Conserve Nature (English)
Sustainable harvesting of cagaita - Cerratinga
Afghanistan - SGP grantee 2016 Equator Prize winner interview in national TV ( local language)

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ICCA-GSI strengthens the capacities of Thailand's ...

28 February - 2 March 2017, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand - ICCA-GSI held a training workshop on Engaging indigenous peoples and local communities in ... read more
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SGP shares its strategic initiatives with indigeno...

The 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII) was held at the UN Headquarters in New York from 25 April to 5 May 2017.  Its ... read more