GEF SGP OP6 – Strategic Implementation using STAR Resources Tranche 1, mainly in LDCs and SIDs (Part III)

Lead country

New York - SGP

Participating countries

Belarus, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Colombia, Dem. Rep. of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Gambia, Jamaica, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Nepal, Panama, Argentina

Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From June 27, 2018 to June 27, 2022

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.1 Conserve, restore, sustainably use terrestrial, freshwater ecosystems
  2. 1.5 Build resilience of poor to climate, shocks
  3. 7.1 Ensure universal access to sustainable, reliable energy

Project ID: 5486

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Technical team

  • Climate Strategies and Policy Programme

Cross-cutting programme(s)

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme
  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Mainstreaming biodiversity
  • Strengthening conservation areas
  • Ecosystem management and restoration
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy access


  • Access and benefit sharing
  • Agrobiodiversity
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Appliances
  • Agriculture/irrigation
  • Cooling


  • Conserved areas
  • Wetlands
  • Grasslands


  • Boreal forests (Taiga forests)
  • Tropical forests
  • Temperate forests
  • Rivers and river basins
  • Lakes
  • Aquifers
  • Grazing lands
  • Tropical grasslands
  • Temperate grasslands

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Innovative approaches


  • Management operation
  • Capacity building
  • Food and agricultural commodities


  • Ecosystem-based management
  • Sustainable land management
  • Ecosystem and ecosystem services conservation/restoration
  • Mainstream
  • Alignment
  • Advocacy (towards policy makers)
  • Improved & diversified sustainable livelihoods (TP 5)
  • Sustainable agriculture practices and use of resources (TP 2, 7, 8, 9)
  • Nature finance

Social inclusion

  • Youth/Children
  • Disabled
  • Women

Gender equality

  • Women's access to and control over resources
  • Women decision making
  • Women farmers

Gender result effectiveness scale



  • People pathway

Risk reduction target(s)


SDG target(s)

  • 15.1 Conserve, restore, sustainably use terrestrial, freshwater ecosystems
  • 1.5 Build resilience of poor to climate, shocks
  • 7.1 Ensure universal access to sustainable, reliable energy

Conventions and protocols

  • Nagoya protocol (ABS)
  • Minamata Convention on Mercury
  • National Action Plan

Private sector(s)

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Hot topic

  • Human rights
  • Nature-based solution
  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

Project description

The GEF Small Grants Programme is a global yet country-driven programme providing facilitative access to funding and technical support to communities and civil society organizations and enabling them through concrete actions to develop capacity and be empowered. SGP supports innovative piloting and demonstration of new methods and models at the local level for eventual scaling up, replication and mainstreaming of successes and lessons learned with other partners, government, and development agencies. This project will support the generation of global environmental benefits in line with the strategic priorities of the GEF as well as the local sustainable development objectives of participating countries. In its sixth Operational Phase (OP6), SGP will target its support towards priority landscapes and seascapes for community based conservation actions, promote sustainable energy access co-benefits, climate smart agro-ecology, and local to global chemicals coalitions. The SGP will also enhance its focus on a range of grantmaker+ services to promote capacity development and effective networking of CSOs, including policy dialogues with government, special emphasis on social inclusion, and global knowledge platforms.

USD $17,337,500

Grant amount

USD $18,031,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Small Grants Programme ($17,337,500)

Implementing partner(s)

  • UN Office for Project Services

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