Fighting hunger, protecting wildlife
The wildlife-based tourism sector has been devastated by the effects of COVID-19. As tourism collapsed, related jobs and income were lost, conservation project funds were withdrawn, and as a result, poaching increased in many places around the world. These three consequences of COVID-19 were followed by a further knock-on effect: widespread food insecurity. Recognising the way the pandemic altered the world, The Lion’s Share, and the Small Grant’s Programme, which is financed by the Global Environment Facility and implemented by UNDP, made...
 
From Cameroon to Kyrgyzstan: How smallholder farmers are transforming sustainable food systems
“In the past when there were collective farms, chemical fertilizers such as saltpet...
 
The GEF Small Grants Programme: Local Action, Global Impact
A new corporate brochure that was just launched provides a brief overview of the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) and the results achieved by 2020. Since 1992, the GEF ...

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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Fighting hunger, protecting wildlife...
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From Cameroon to Kyrgyzstan: How smallholder farme...
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GLISPA partners with the GEF Small Grants Programm...
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The GEF Small Grants Programme: Local Action, Glob...
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In solidarity: South-South cooperation enhances cl...
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ICCA-GSI Phase 2 Projects: A Snapshot...
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Namibia: Supporting the San Indigenous peoples saf...
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Kyrgyzstan: Ak-Bulun village safeguards bird and b...
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Argentina: Promoting clean energy and good health ...
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Report on the Third Joint GEF-UNDP Evaluation of t...