The GEF GEF UNDP/SGP in
India is implemented country wide as a Full Scale Project (FSP).
The project document is attached for reference and as learning
for perspective partners for the type of issues it prioritizes.
The proposals for accessing the grants needs to be submitted by
Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and Community based
organizations (CBOs) and the Non- profit Organization as per the
template to the respective regional offices of the CEE.
The GEF GEF UNDP/SGP program anchored through the National Project
Manager (NPM) of the GEF UNDP/SGP based in New Delhi is supported through
a more decentralized system of Regional Offices of CEE in order
to reach out locally to the remote, un-reached and inaccessible
poor degraded areas of the country, forest tribal communities by
the national parks, protected areas and wildlife sanctuaries
etc. It aims to provide a countrywide coverage and to also
address the local issues and national priorities more
appropriately. While the strategy has been very effective in
drawing out the NGO's and CBO's to address the issues in a more
sustainable matter, it remains to see how we can involve the
people's initiatives through the Community Based Organizations (CBO).
This demands greater hand holding at the grass root levels and
at different stages within the GEF UNDP/SGP program. CEE has always
sensitized the 'evolving processes within the GEF UNDP/SGP and reflect
how they can be continuously improvised'. The Regional
Committees are the first level review process in overseeing the
effectiveness of the project proposals under the GEF UNDP/SGP, later to
be approved by the National Steering Committee (NSC). Small
Grants Programme provides grants to organizations for activities
that address local problems with Global effects and offer
solutions in areas of: