Joint Call for concept notes: GEF Small Grants Programme and Mountain Partnership


The Small Grants Programme (SGP), a Corporate Programme of Global Environment Facility (GEF) implemented by the  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) provides financial and technical support to Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to meet the overall objective to secure global environmental benefits through community-based initiatives and actions”. Further information about the GEF SGP can be accessed at:

The Mountain Partnership (MP) is a United Nations voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to improving the lives of mountain peoples and protecting mountain environments around the world. In collaboration with Slow Food International, the MP launched in 2015 the Mountain Partnership Products Initiative (MPP), a participatory certification and labelling scheme that supports small-holder mountain producers in developing countries through value chain improvement, marketing strategy development and the granting of the MPP label to selected high-value mountain products. ( )

The SGP and the MPP have joined forces to address the urgent challenges faced by mountain peoples and environments and would like to invite cooperatives of small-holder mountain producers (see eligibility in the attached notice) , to develop proposals for projects aiming at “Strengthening mountain agri-food value chains to improve local economies and livelihoods”.

All detailed information and guidelines are available below (Annexes) as downloadable files.

The deadline for submission of applications is 26/04/2021.

Annexes to the call: