For the last 1️⃣6️⃣ years, the UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme in Samoa has been helping local communities be more climate resilient, while sustaining livelihoods, by enabling them to adapt to the impacts of climate change based on their specific environmental, social, and economic contexts.
The Small Grants Programme (SGP) is supported by the Global Environment Facility and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP.
SGP's National Steering Committee, comprising of representatives from government ministries & other local stakeholders, recently conducted end-of-project monitoring visits to community initiatives that the Programme has funded throughout 🇼🇸. Pictured left is an example of one such project - the Vaoala EFKS Youth Project - which promotes organic gardening as a health & wealth creation activity.
This grant facility builds and replicates the successful experiences of vulnerable communities to respond to specific local environmental issues, and support sustainable livelihood practices that will lead to global environmental benefits.