|Overview : |
As a corporate Programme of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), aligns its strategies for the Seventh Operational Phase (OP 7) with those of the GEF and co-financing partners and provides a global portfolio of innovative, inclusive, and impactful projects that address global environmental and sustainable development issues.
Action at the local level by civil society organizations (CSOs) and community-based organizations CBOs), including, among others, women groups, indigenous peoples, farmers associations, youth, and persons with disabilities, is recognized essential to form multi-stakeholder alliances to deliver global environmental benefits and contribute to the GEF-7 Programming Directions, UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021, and national priorities to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other international commitments.
To better focus grant making and promote strategic programming and clustering of projects, the SGP has adopted the landscape approach. The rational being that greater impact can be realized through creation of synergies and opportunities for scaling up.
This call for proposals is to solicit civil society organizations to submit proposals that will initiate grantmaking in SGP OP7.