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SGP launches partnership with SOS Sahel 21 November 2017
The Twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is taking place in this in Bonn, Germany and it will be fundamental in advancing progress towards the change in climate and associate effects. To help make progress in the countries in the Sahel, a region that covers nearly half of the African continent and is home to 300 million ...read more
 
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More Corals, More Fish 07 November 2017
Fragments of Hope, an NGO and GEF-Small Grants Programme grantee partner from Belize, is among the recipients of the 2017 Momentum for Change Awards. Momentum for Change Awards is given by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat in recognition of innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social, and environmental challenges. On October 12, ...read more
 
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AGRICULTORES Y AGRICULTORAS COSTARRICENSES BUSCAN PROMOVER SUS DERECHOS Y CONTRIBUIR A LA CONSERVACIÓN 24 October 2017
San José, Costa Rica, 11 de octubre 2016 Mesa de Trabajo en el Taller sobre los Derechos de los Agricultores y las Agricultoras en Costa Rica- Agricultores y agricultoras nacionales, tomadores de decisiones y otros actores relevantes, intercambiaron experiencias e ideas, con el propósito de implementar un plan de trabajo que promueva sus derechos, y contribuya a la conservación, uso ...read more
 
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Protecting snow leopards and the ecosystems they depend on 23 October 2017
Happy International Snow Leopard Day! The snow leopard (Panthera unicia) is an elusive, majestic animal that lives in the vast landscapes, mainly in the high mountain peaks of Asia and Central Asia. Its habitat stretches between the Himalayas and Russia’s distant Altai mountains, covering over more than 1.8 km2 across 12 countries. As with many big predators, the snow leopard is threatened, ...read more
 
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Eritrea kicks off low carbon solar systems for rural homes in Qnafna 17 October 2017
Since Eritrea enjoys sunny weather most of the year, solar energy is a good alternative for lighting rural households. This inspired the Qnafna development committee to partner with UNDP- GEF Small Grants Programme, the Ministry of Energy and Mines and the local administration in providing solar photovoltaic panels to communities. One of the elders, Keshi Tsegay Gezehey said “I feel so happy ...read more
 
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LOCAL TO GLOBAL COALITIONS ON CHEMICALS, WASTE AND MERCURY MANAGEMENT 02 October 2017
At the first Conference of Parties of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by UNDP, launched a “Local to Global Coalitions on Chemicals, Waste and Mercury Management.” The launching event included a ceremony and technical session.  The ceremony included remarks from Xiaofang Zhou, Director of Montreal Protocol Unit at the United Nations ...read more
 
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SGP experience on South-South and Triangular Cooperation featured at event the UN General Assembly 26 September 2017
On Sep 25, 2017, during the last day of the UN General Assembly and as part of the second annual Global Goals week, UNDP, the Republic of Uganda and the UN Office for South-South Cooperation organized the high-level side event 'South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'. At the event, the work of SGP on South-South collaboration was ...read more
 
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Community Approaches to Sustainable Land Management and Agroecology Practices 22 September 2017
With the global rise in human population and the status of environmental degradation, accelerating the use of sustainable land management practices at the community level is critical for the future of the planet. For the last two decades, the Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been supporting local communities and indigenous communities in their efforts to restore degraded lands, improve soil ...read more
 
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Six SGP grantees receive the Equator Prize 2017 18 September 2017
Six community and indigenous people organizations supported by the GEF Small Grants Programme were honored yesterday at the Equator Prize award winning ceremony held at the Town Hall Theater in New York during the United Nations General Assembly. Organized by the Equator Initiative and attended by more than 1,500 people, the ceremony recognized 15 outstanding local and indigenous community ...read more
 
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SGP participates at the Snow Leopard Forum 25 August 2017
This week, the leaders of the 12 snow leopard range countries, international organizations, researchers, private sector, and civil society organizations gathered in Bishkek under the invitation of the President of Kyrgyz Republic to reaffirm collective commitment to conserve the majestic snow leopard and its habitat. The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) at UNDP has been a key partner for the ...read more