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Title: The GEF Small Grants Programme SGP

The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP)
Partnerships in Financing Community Renewable
Energy Projects
The GEF Small Grants Programme
  • Local solutions to global environmental
  • problems exist
  • Community-based initiatives and action
  • SGP grants direct to (CBOs) and (NGOs)

SGP Focal Areas
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • International waters
  • Land degradation
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • Climate Change where renewable energy project
    grants are made

Renewable energy projects represents 54 of all
climate change projects
  • In terms of total GEF grants of US 24 million,
    renewable energy projects have received US 13
    Million compared to US 9 and 2 for energy
    efficiency and sustainable transport.

Project examples
  • Hybrid solar wind energy for lighting in the
    Palestine Authority
  • Micro hydro power for community electricity
    production in the Dominican republic, Kenya,
    Philippines, Bolivia etc.
  • Wind and solar energy for water pumping in Mali

Project examples
Solar driers for herbs, vegetables and fruits in
the Palestine Authority
Project examples
Wind energy for irrigation in Tanzania,
Project examples
Wind energy for water pumping and irrigation in
Project examples
  • Solar water heaters in Egypt
  • Project has developed a revolving fund for
    continuous maintenance and replication

Project examples
  • Solar cookers in Chile

Project examples Solar lighting in rural Cuba
Project examples
  • In small islands in Lake Victoria (Uganda)
  • Solar power cellphone recharging
  • Solar powered telephone system

Project examples
  • Renewable energy farm in Lithuania
  • Provides winter heating for a drug rehabilitation
    facility as well as material for handicrafts

SGP Future Plans
  • Upscaling and replication of successful renewable
    energy projects
  • SGP to make use of
  • - its almost global coverage of 115 countries
    by end of 2006
  • - presence of a country-driven National Steering
  • - experienced National Coordinators

SGP Future Plans
  • Upscaling and replication to involve more
  • - mainstreaming with local government
    sustainable development programs
  • - while only NGOs, CBOs and communities can be
    grantees of SGP, local governments can double
    resources available by cofinancing with SGP

SGP Future Plans
  • Upscaling and mainstreaming through
  • - innovative partnership with CRPM and nrg4SD
    (also with the UNDP Hub for Innovative
    Partnership in Geneva)
  • - South-South and North-South sharing of
    resources and technology can occur

SGP Grantmaking
  • Regular grants maximum of 50,000 to CBOs.
    NGOs, communities approval by National Steering
  • Strategic projects maximum of 150,000 to
    capable NGOs to cover larger projects encourages
    partnerships for cofinancing and upscaling

Partnership with Local Government
  • SGP National Coordinator of Chile with Village
    Head and Mayor
  • SGP group in Chile with Governor and private
    sector partners

Financing energy activities through partnerships
  • Partnerships with Governments, private sector,
    civil society and communities have leveraged US
    16 million in cash and US 12 million in-kind
    co-financing (total US 28 million in
    co-financing) of GEFs grants of US 24 million
  • For example, of the US 16 million in cash
    co-financing, local Governments have directly
    contributed over US 2 million and the European
    partners over US 3 million, (about 1/3 of total
    cash for CC projects
  • The rest of the funds are from the civil society
    and communities who are also supported through
    charities and governments grants.

  • RE have leveraged 56 of cash co-financing from
    partners equivalent to US 9 million compared to
    US 4 and 3 for energy efficiency and sustainable
    transport projects.
  • The partners include Governments, local and
    regional authorities from developing countries
    and partners in Europe (US 5 million for all
    climate change projects).

  • The promotion of renewable energy requires
    steps beyond business as usual and thus itself
    requires a renewal of links or partnerships that
    allow resources to flow from those that have to
    those that are in need.