GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP)
It is local communities in the developing world who are often the first to feel the effects of environmental degradation and climate change. The realisation that they are at the forefront of efforts to prevent and reverse damage to the environment led to the setting up of the Global Environment Facility's Small Grants Programme in 1992. The programme was started following the Rio Earth Summit and has so far given out 14,500 grants to local initiatives to conserve the environment in 125 developing countries...Read More
What have we accomplished so far
In 2017, UNDP and GEF is supporting 11 small grants projects.
These projects include a wide array of initiatives, including the Smriti Brikshya campaign—planting trees in the memory of loved ones to promote the Indigenous Community Conserved Area (ICCA) in the Khumbu region. Other projects include the management of hospital waste in Chitwan and conservation of the Brija wetland in Kapilvastu.... Read More