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.

Our Communities

Sgp voices

India - Alternative Livelihood Options for the Pardhis
Nepal - Bio Reviving the Vanishing Vultures
Brazil- Babaçu - The forest of life

Our stories



SGP Panama prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. Issue of March 2015 of this bulletin can be accessed ... read more

Celebrating World Wildlife Day 2017...

Local communities are key steward in protecting wildlife. For the past 25 years, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been actively working with the local ... read more