The Small Grants Programme of the Global Environment Facility

Status: Active
Duration: 2015 - 2018
Budget: 2.07 million USD
Coverage: Republic of Moldova
Beneficiaries: All the CSOs. These include the Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community-based Organizations (CBOs), community groups, research institutions
Focus Area: Climate Change, Environment & Energy
Project Manager: Inessa Galitchi, inessag@unops.org
Partners: Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, NGOs, Local Public Authorities, Civil Society, Donor Organizations

Project Summary:

Launched in 1992, SGP supports activities of non-governmental and community-based organizations in developing countries towards climate change abatement, conservation of biodiversity, protection of international waters, reduction of the impact of persistent organic pollutants and prevention of land degradation while generating sustainable livelihoods.

Objectives:

The main objectives of the Small Grants Programme are to:

  • Develop community-level strategies and implement technologies that could reduce threats to the global environment if they are replicated over time;
  • Gather lessons from community-level experience and initiate the sharing of successful community-level strategies and innovations among CSOs and NGOs, host governments, development aid agencies, GEF and others working on a regional or global scale;
  • Build partnerships and networks of stakeholders to support and strengthen community, NGO and national capacities to address global environmental problems and promote sustainable development;
  • Ensure that conservation and sustainable development strategies and projects that protect the global environment are understood and practiced by communities and other key stakeholders.

Expected results:

Communities supported in:

  • Community Landscape Conservation;
  • Promoting the Climate Smart Innovative Agroecology;
  • Promoting the Low Carbon Energy Access Co-benefits;
  • Promoting the Local to Global Chemical Management Coalitions;
  • Developing the CSO-Government Policy and Planning Dialogue Platforms (Grant-makers+);
  • Promoting Social Inclusion (Grant-makers+);
  • Global Reach for Citizen Practice-Based Knowledge program (Grant-makers+).

Accomplishments:

  • 17 projects are successfully completed and 13 projects are under execution;
  • 1,089,509.70 USD represents the co-financing, including the in-kind co-financing amounting 437,345.61 USD;
  • 6,240 hectares of globally significant biodiversity area are protected or sustainably managed within the implemented projects;
  • 198.57 tonnes of CO2 decreased or avoided by energy efficient and renewable energy technologies introduced within SGP projects;
  • 14 NGOs formed and instructed;
  • 117,967 people benefited from the implemented projects withing SGP programme;
  • 784 women participated/got involved in SGP projects.
Years Budget Delivery
GEF European Union
2012 200,000 USD    
2013 400,000 USD   193,805 USD
2014   200,000 USD 198,878 USD
2015     195,417 USD
2016 450,000 USD   218,069 USD

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