Nature is Calling:Using South-South Cooperation to replicate nature-based solutions
To celebrate this year’s International Biodiversity Day and its theme ‘Solutions are in Nature’, we are featuring nature-based solutions that have been shared among communities through South-South cooperation (SSC) and supported by the Small Grants Programme. These shared solutions increase local communities’ livelihood opportunities, help protect the environment, increase access to health and education, and inspire social inclusion across borders. Inspiring Action "South-South cooperation is a powerful tool as we advance, toge...
 
Nature is our best defence: Taking climate action and fighting fires in the Seychelles
‘Protecting nature makes me very happy in life’, says Victorin Laboudallon. ‘We...
 
Restoring indigenous territoriality in Guatemala in support of biodiversity conservation
Guatemala means “the land of many trees”, derived from the indigenous Náhuatl word Quauhtlemallan. Forests cover approximately 37% of Guatemala’s mountainous territory, with at least 59% locate...

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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Nature is Calling:Using South-South Cooperation to...
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Nature is our best defence: Taking climate action ...
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ComunicAcción en tiempos de COVID -19...
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Restoring indigenous territoriality in Guatemala i...
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COVID-19 updates...
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Life on Land...
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Mushrooms are Magic: Solar powered mushroom farmin...
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Community Heroes From Guinea-Bissau to Brazil, Nig...
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No Longer Going to Waste:Improved Plastic Waste Ma...
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ICCA-GSI in the 2019 Conference on Land Policy in ...