International Waters
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 more
SGP launches new publication "Women as Environmental Stewards" at the GEF Dialogue with Civil Society on Gender in Washington D.C.
Today, preceding the official beginning of the 55th GEF council, a special session on gender was held at the traditional CSO Forum in line with GEF’s increased ambition to address gender equality. The session served as an opportunity for the GEF Council to consult with civil society organizations more
SGP celebrates World Water Day 2016 by helping conserve the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage Site
Sarteneja, a traditional fishing community on the northeastern coast of Belize, is considered one of the primary stakeholders of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System – World Heritage Site (BBRRS-WHS). The economic foundation of the community is based primarily on the traditional harvesting more
Trading Ghost Nets for Sustainable Fishing Gear, Guinea Bissau
Artisanal fishing with ghost nets (abandoned or discarded fish nets) has long been practiced along Guinea Bissau's Cacheu River. Rich in large and diverse fish stocks, the river, which crosses the National Mangrove Park of Cacheu (PNTC), is attracting local residents and fishermen from more
SGP and UN SIDS: Building Genuine and Durable Partnerships
For many years, the UNDP-implemented GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) has provided strategic support to sustainable development efforts in SIDS in a variety of ways. SGP is active in all the SIDS regions, - the Pacific; the Caribbean; and the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and South more
Launch of the 2014 International Year of the Small Island Developing States
SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS) have always faced a range of particular challenges and vulnerabilities – isolation, limited land, and shortage of resources – which rendered the pursuit of sustainable development to be more complex. Recently, climate change effects such as sea level more
Two SGP projects win Green Oscar
On May 2nd, 2013, the Turkish Mediterranean Conservation Society and the Kuzey Doga Society, grantee partners of the GEF Small Grants Programme, received the Whitley Award. The Whitley Award, also known as "Green Oscar" is a prestigious international nature conservation prize and was presented more
RAMSAR SECRETARY GENERAL visits a GEF Small Grant Programme in Zimbabwe
On the occasion of the upcoming accession of Zimbabwe to the Ramsar Convention as the 164th Contracting Party, last February, the Secretary General of RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands, Anada Tiega, visited a community-based project financed by GEF Small Grant Programme (GEFSGP) in Monavale more
GEF SGP China wins 2012 National Public Welfare Figure Prize of Water Protection
On 14 December 2012, SGP China received the 2012 National Public Welfare Figure Prize of Water Protection for its efforts to support local NGOs in the protection of international waters, by reducing land-based pollution and restoring and protecting coastal habitats in China. The National more
Coastal Award 2012: A recognition for the Belitung Coastal Community Group for Developing Ecotourism in Kepayang Island, Indonesia1
In 2012, more than 30 GEF SGP projects won local and international awards, demonstrating the capacity of SGP to produce innovative practices and concrete results that serve as examples to other communities and key stakeholders. A good example is the Coastal Award 2012 won by the Belitung more