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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Senegal: Mangrove restoration and climate change
Armenia:Conservation of Vipera darevskii in Ghazanchi community
Mauritius- 20 years of GEF Small Grants Programme

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Sustainable management of Bon Bo trees for livelih...

Que Phong is a mountainous district northwest of Nghe An province, in Vietnam. The district consists of productive, agricultural land and is also the most ... read more

Six SGP grantees receive the Equator Prize 2017...

Six community and indigenous people organizations supported by the GEF Small Grants Programme were honored yesterday at the Equator Prize award winning ... read more