GEF Small Grants Programme

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    • The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in collaboration with UNDP is implementing the GEF Seventh Operational Phase of the Small Grants Programme in India (SGP-OP7).
      • The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has been appointed the National Host Institution for executing this Project.

    About GEF Small Grants Programme 

    • The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme provides financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing the lives of local communities.
    • Launched in 1992, SGP works closely with and complements other GEF projects and programs, supporting 136 countries since its inception.
    • Evaluations led by the Independent Evaluation Offices of the GEF and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have proven that civil society-led initiatives can generate environmental benefits, while supporting sustainable livelihoods, gender equality and civil society empowerment.
    • The programme provides grants of up to $50,000 directly to local communities including indigenous people, community-based organisations and other non-governmental groups for projects in Biodiversity, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Land Degradation and Sustainable Forest Management, International Waters and Chemicals.

    Source:TH