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The GEF Small Grants Programme - Results Report 2021-2022

This is the infographic version of the GEF Small Grants Programme Annual Monitoring Review 2021-2022. The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been providing financial and technical support to civil society and community-based organizations on innovative community-driven initiatives that address…
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Raising Forest Voices: SGP Community-based REDD+ Initiative

This publication from the GEF Small Grants Programme summarizes the experiences and lessons learned from six participating community-based REDD+ (CBR+) countries during the pilot phase (Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Panama, Paraguay, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia). A case study from each country…
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Community-based Climate Solutions for Sustainable Development

This publication provides an overview of initiatives under the GEF Small Grants Programme's (SGP) climate change portfolio which fall under the following thematic areas: Renewable energy access for improved livelihoods Forest conservation for carbon storage and livelihoods Civil society…
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Community-based Micro-financing and Small Enterprises

The private sector has a key role to play in driving sustainable development. Micro, small and medium enterprises account for 90 percent of the private sector and more than 50 percent of employment globally. As such the sector provides an opportunity for innovative, inclusive and sustainable…
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Local Action on Sustainable Land Management

This GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) publication presents an updated overview of the SGP community-based approach and portfolio in the area of sustainable land management, as part of UNDP's overall related portfolio. Special attention is given to gender and youth, with a spotlight on the…
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Youth in Action: Experiences from the Small Grants Programme

As we collectively address the global climate and nature crises, it is absolutely critical to engage youth as agents of change, creative entrepreneurs and innovators. Through education, science and technology, young people are scaling up their efforts and skills to accelerate concrete actions.…
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Enhancing Climate Resilience: Experiences from the SGP's Community-Based Adaptation Programme

This publication showcases examples from the SGP’s CBA Programme and highlights the essential role of civil society organizations and local communities in building resilience and adapting to a changing climate at the local level. These case studies feature action from the ground up, from Jamaica to…
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Communities Conserving Wildlife

This publication provides a valuable account of how participation of local communities in the conservation of threatened species yields positive environmental and socio-economic results. Our planet is undergoing another mass extinction due to reasons widely known, including human activities such as…
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Cover image for SGP publication Small Grants Programme: 25 Years of Engagement with Indigenous Peoples

Small Grants Programme: 25 Years of Engagement with Indigenous Peoples

As one of the early pioneers working with indigenous peoples, the experience of the Small Grants Programme (SGP), funded mainly by the Global Environment Facility and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has been repeatedly recognized as one of the “primary modalities of…
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Plastics and Circular Economy: Community Solutions

This publication captures the GEF Small Grant Programme's (SGP) experiences and lessons learned on plastics management, spanning not only the area of chemical and waste management, but also international waters and biodiversity conservation. The projects focus on implementing a circular economy…

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