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The UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme became operational in The Gambia in 2008. The
programme operates through a highly decentralized structure in the form of a National Steering
Committee (NSC) composed of the following institutions: The National Environment Agency,
Forestry Department, The Department of Parks and Wildlife Management, The Department of
Water Resources, The Association of Non-governmental Organisations (TANGO), Concern
Universal, Actionaid-The Gambia, The National Women Farmers Association, The Gambia
Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the UNDP. In addition to being a member of the NSC,
UNDP is responsible for administering the funds at the country level.

The objective of the programme is to fund small-scale community based environment initiatives
in key focal areas that have the potential to contribute towards the protecting of the global
environment. To date a total of US $349, 501 has been approved by the NSC for the following
12 organisations:

               No.                      Name of NGO/CBO                 Amount of grant (US $)
               1     Climate Care Group                                       26, 397
               2     National Cashew Farmers Association                      30, 604
               3     Renewable Energy Agency                                  30, 000
               4     The Dalasi Kafo of Kabekel                               30, 000
               5     Gambians for Self Employment (GAMSEM)                    32, 500
               6     Futures Training Foundation                              10, 000
               7     Green Trust                                              10, 000
               8     Women In Service Development &Organisation               20, 000
                     Management (WISDOM)
               9     West African Birds Study Association (WABSA)              40, 000
               10    Methodist Mission Agricultural Programme                  30, 000
               11    Wuli and Sandu Development Association (WASDA)            50, 000

               12    St. Joseph’s Family Farm                                  40, 000

For more information on the Small Grants programme you may contact The National Coordinator at
9842145/3942145 or members of the National Steering Committee mentioned above.

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