Global Environment Facility Small Grants Program (GEF-SGP) launched its Operational Phase 6 yesterday
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The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) officially launched its Operational Phase 6 earlier today where strategic initiatives, objectives, and plans for OP6 were presented.
During OP5, GEF approved 42 projects in Dominica for which total funding consisted of three million, six hundred fifty-one thousand, seven hundred fifty eastern Caribbean dollars (XCD$3,651,750).
According to National Co-ordinator Agnes Esprit, GEF provides opportunities for individuals to learn and hone new skills for which they can improve their livelihoods and communities.
Since 1991, the GEF has achieved a strong track record with developing countries and others with economies in transition, providing $12.5 billion in grants and leveraging $58 billion in co-financing, for over 3,690 projects in over 165 countries.
And as the Operational Phase 6 of The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) sets its sights on climate change in Dominica, Chairperson of the National Steering Committee Betty Perry Fingal said GEF is set to focus on building climate resilient communities, in order to diminish the effects of climate change on the small island.
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