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UN House, 5, Kofi Annan Street, Cape Point, P.O. Box 553, Banjul, The Gambia Press Release 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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