Celebrating the life of Taghi Farvar, a global champion of nomads and indigenous peoples and community conserved territories and areas (ICCAs)
Throughout our evolutionary history, human beings have migrated and moved in response to changing climates and the shifting availability of natural resources. Africa, the cradle of humanity’s birthplace, has witnessed successive waves of human migrations moving outwards to Europe, the Arctic, across Asia, and eventually crossing the Bering Straits into the Americas. Today, the genes, languages and myths of indigenous peoples bear testimony to these early human movements to every remote corner of the globe.  The theme of the Internationa...
 
SGP celebrates 25th anniversary at the Sixth GEF Assembly
On the occasion of GEF Small Grants Programme’s (SGP) 25th anniversary, SGP held a ...
 
Diamonds of the Andes: Conserving Genetic Resources of Suri alpaca in Peru
At more than 4,000 metres above sea level, Nuñoa is a remote town surrounded by mountaintops and treeless, dry Puna, an Andean steppe ecosystem. Due to poor soils, short growing seasons, and limite...

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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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Celebrating the life of Taghi Farvar, a global cha...
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SGP celebrates 25th anniversary at the Sixth GEF A...
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Changing Lives - Solar power electrifies a childre...
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Heart of the Spirit: Traditional Fijian voyaging b...
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Diamonds of the Andes: Conserving Genetic Resource...
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A Mighty Wind: Powering a sustainable future in Af...
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ICCA-GSI engages Natural Justice...
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SGP at the 21st meeting on Subsidiary Body on Scie...
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Safeguarding the ICCA of Senegal's Lake Guiers...
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Preserving the local wisdom of Arhuaco, Kankuamo, ...