Seventh Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme in Costa Rica

Lead country

Costa Rica

Participating countries

Costa Rica

Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From July 2, 2020 to July 2, 2024

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 2.5 Maintain genetic diversity for agriculture, traditional knowledge
  2. 6.5 Implement integrated water resources management
  3. 15.4 Conserve mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity

Project ID: 6251

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Technical team

  • Climate Strategies and Policy Programme

Cross-cutting programme(s)

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme
  • Climate Change Adaptation Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Mainstreaming biodiversity
  • Strengthening conservation areas
  • Ecosystem management and restoration
  • Mainstreaming integrated policy and planning for climate-resilient & sustainable development
  • Cross-sectoral climate resilient livelihoods
  • Fostering Food Security and resilient agricultural systems


  • Agrobiodiversity
  • Agriculture/irrigation
  • Type: Off-grid, standalone systems
  • Resource: Biomass


  • Conserved areas
  • FreshWaters
  • Grasslands


  • Tropical forests
  • arine and coastal protected areas
  • Terrestrial protected areas
  • Rivers and river basins
  • Mangroves
  • General
  • Rural areas
  • Grazing lands

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Livestock

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Convening / Partnerships / Knowledge Sharing
  • Innovative approaches


  • Governance
  • Enabling
  • Mitigation adaptation


  • Partnerships
  • Inter-sectoral coordination
  • Nature finance
  • Alignment
  • Advocacy (towards policy makers)
  • Community engagement
  • Ecosystem mitigation and adaptation
  • Sustainable fire management
  • Erosion prevention

Social inclusion

  • Youth/Children
  • Disabled
  • Elderly

Gender equality

  • Women's access to and control over resources
  • Women decision making
  • Land rights for women

Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 2.5 Maintain genetic diversity for agriculture, traditional knowledge
  • 6.5 Implement integrated water resources management
  • 15.4 Conserve mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity

Conventions and protocols

  • National Action Plan
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Other Global Conventions

Private sector(s)

  • Financial intermediaries and market facilitators

Hot topic

  • Human rights
  • Cov-19
  • Green recovery

USD $2,147,945

Grant amount

USD $5,390,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($2,147,945)

Implementing partner(s)

  • UN Office for Project Services

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