Changing Lives - Solar power electrifies a children’s hospital specialising in disability rehabilitation
Abandoned by her father at birth, Agnes, from south west Tanzania, lived for 15 years on the fringes of her community simply because of the way she looked. Born with a cleft lip, her father could not bear to bring up a child who did not look ‘normal’ so he left. Agnes’s mother tried to get treatment for her daughter but nobody could tell her where to go so she gave up. Then in 2009, at the age of fourteen, Agnes went to find work in Dar es Salaam. It was there that someone gave her the address to a disability hospital that might be ab...
 
Heart of the Spirit: Traditional Fijian voyaging bridges ancestral wisdom and renewable energy, inspires youth and proves carbon-neutral travel is possible
"We, as Pacific Voyagers, are on a journey, sailing to an island in the future and na...
 
Diamonds of the Andes: Conserving Genetic Resources of Suri alpaca in Peru
At more than 4,000 metres above sea level, Nuñoa is a remote town surrounded by mountaintops and treeless, dry Puna, an Andean steppe ecosystem. Due to poor soils, short growing seasons, and limite...

Our Mission

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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Changing Lives - Solar power electrifies a childre...
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Heart of the Spirit: Traditional Fijian voyaging b...
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Diamonds of the Andes: Conserving Genetic Resource...
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A Mighty Wind: Powering a sustainable future in Af...
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ICCA-GSI engages Natural Justice...
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SGP at the 21st meeting on Subsidiary Body on Scie...
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Safeguarding the ICCA of Senegal's Lake Guiers...
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Preserving the local wisdom of Arhuaco, Kankuamo, ...
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Increasing recognition for Indonesia's Talang Mama...
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Protecting traditional knowledge amidst modernizat...