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GEF Small Grants Programme Malaysia


GEF SGP Malaysia was formally commenced operations in July 1999. In line with global SGP objectives, SGP Malaysia is oriented towards supporting interventions by Malaysian NGOs, CBOs and local communities in their efforts of environmental and biodiversity protection and conservation. The primary objectives of Malaysia GEF SGP include:

  • To support outreach and awareness raising activities among Malaysian NGOs, CBOs , IPOs and civil society organizations on global and national environmental concerns.
  • To build the capacities of NGOs, CBOs and local communities in addressing such environmental concerns, and
  • To provide a mechanism for demonstrating and disseminating community-level or community-led interventions and solutions to such environmental concerns.

Since its inception, SGP Malaysia has successfully funded 98 projects, both full projects and planning grants ( refer global SGP website for entire project list) implemented by various NGOs, CBOs and civil societies with total fund allocation of USD 3.6 million.

GEF SGP covers five Focal Areas as follows:

However, in Malaysia SGP mainly has been focusing on two focal areas: biodiversity and climate change, and under the current phase funds may be extended to cover land degradation.

The implementation of SGP Malaysia is governed by a National Steering Committee (NSC) which is the central element of the country SGP. The NSC is chaired by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) and the members of NSC comprise of representatives from local NGOs, government, academia, UNDP and occasionally co-funding donors and indigenous peoples’ organizations, the private sector and the media. The NSC is responsible for final approval of grants, helps undertake site visits and review, and advises on design and formulation of country programme strategy providing overall guidance on the implementation of SGP.

The day-to-day management of the programme is carried out by a locally recruited National Coordinator, who also serves as secretary to the NSC. The National Coordinator, working with NSC, reaches out to the NGO community and CBOs to inform them of availability of grants, and receives and screens proposals.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2011 12:12

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