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

Niger - Community Water Initiative (CWI)
Ukraine: "Solar energy technologies for children wellbeing!" (Ukrainian)
GEF SGP Dominica 2015

Our stories


Celebrating World Wildlife Day 2017...

Local communities are key steward in protecting wildlife. For the past 25 years, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been actively working with the local ... read more


 SGP Panama prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. Issue of June 2016 of this bulletin can be accessed ... read more