By: D E Wasake, Principal,

Basic information


Sustainable development

Sector focus:

Sustainable development projects that are aimed at conserving and restoring the environment. This includes capacity development for such projects in the following areas:

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • International Waters
  • Land Degradation
  • Sustainable forest management
  • Chemicals

Amounts provided:

The maximum grant amount per project is US$50,000, but averages around US$25,000.

Funding type


Key criteria

Further information

Mr. Abu-baker S. Wandera

National Coordinator

Phone:+ (256-41) 346454/349549



Who is behind the programme?

The programme is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), implemented by the United Nations Development programme (UNDP) and executed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). As a result, it has several partners.

What is the process like?

  1. An NGO or a Community Based Organisation (CBO) contacts the national co-ordinator to receive project application guidelines and forms. It might look like this SGP project template


  1. If the proposal is considered to meet the GEF criteria and the country’s programme strategy, it is submitted for approval via a National Steering Committee (NSC).


  1. If successful, the proposal is funded in 3 installments; upfront to initiate, midterm on a satisfactory progress report and final payment on receipt of project completion report.


Our view/tips for success?

1. Read the Uganda Programme Strategy.

As per the current Uganda strategy, the focus of the current phase is towards aspects like capacity building, establishing a knowledge Management platform. Other priority areas identified include:

  • Work with indigenous communities (e.g Batwa and Karimojong)
  • Attaining organic certification for local community products like shea tree, coffee and gum Arabic
  • Renewable energy e.g energy saving stoves, waste recycling and solar.

2. Community involvement. Community contributions, say land, labour and materials count and so it is critical that it is a “community led” project and is primarily for the benefit of the local community and not the grantee organization or its managers.

Otherwise, best of luck.


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