SMALL GRANTS PROJECTS

Project Summary:

The Small Grants Programme (SGP) is a corporate programme of the Global Environment Facility GEF) implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1992. SGP grant making in over 125 countries promotes community-based innovation, capacity development, and empowerment through sustainable development projects of local civil society organizations with special consideration for indigenous peoples, women, and youth. SGP has supported over 20,000 community-based projects in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, prevention of land degradation, protection of international waters, and reduction of the impact of chemicals, while generating sustainable livelihoods.

Objective:

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.

 

Duration:

Since 1992 and ongoing

Donors:  GEF

Implementing Partners:

Implementing agencies: UNDP, MNRE-GEF

Supporting partners: MWCSD, MAF

 Activities:

Biodiversity,chemicals,Climate Change – mitigation and adaptation,International Waters,Land Degradation, Sustainable Forest Management