PS’s Knowledge Development and Sharing (KDS) workstream develops methods, tools, and other knowledge to meet the needs of GGGI programs, ensures that developed knowledge assets are shared, and contributes to global thinking on green growth through:
- Green Growth Readiness Assessment: The project aims to enable GGGI to determine the scope of engagement in the early stages, and to contextualize its comparative advantage vis-à-vis in-country government stakeholders and development partners by developing a standard framework for “Green Growth Readiness Assessments (GGRA)” and to deliver GGRA reports for selected partner countries. The GGRA reports provide a set of critical information and rapid diagnosis of a country’s key areas of engagement in making green growth transitions, primarily on the basis of:
- country overview
- environmental sustainability review
- poverty analysis
- economic assessment and green growth diagnosis
- Green Transport Assessment Methodology: As part of GGGI’s thematic focus on green cities/transport, this project aims to develop a methodology for assessing transport systems from the green and sustainability perspective in order to identify policy and technology gaps and areas of improvement. Through the assessment, the project supports partner countries in:
- formulating tailored green and sustainable transport solutions
- preparing bankable projects and NAMA proposals
- building their technical capacity through well-designed training modules
The In-country Support (CS) workstream supports specific needs of country programs by providing practical solutions and expert guidance through:
- Energy Planning and Modeling: The engagement focuses on providing technical assistance to country programs by developing a framework, methodology, and assessments in the thematic area of energy where there is significant demand for technical assistance from partner countries. The project conducts:
- identification of key energy challenges and bottlenecks
- scenario modeling of anticipated energy consumption
- economic impact assessment of energy infrastructure
- identification of pertinent alternative “green” technologies
- other means of support as necessary for successful project implementation
- Climate Resilient Green Growth (CRGG): The engagement aims to establish a general CRGG methodology to be applied in partner countries where climate adaption is prioritized. The CRGG
- approach will include:
- vulnerability assessment
- examination of adaptation capacity
- evaluation on the drivers of local economic growth
- green growth opportunity assessment
The project supports the delivery of CRGG through specific capacity development modules, and provides empirical case studies for best practices.
The Knowledge Management (KM) workstream leads efforts to support green growth knowledge generation, management, and sharing and to promote collaboration and learning platforms that maximize the quality and delivery of GGGI’s knowledge assets for policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders. KM works across GGGI and with key international partners through four work streams:
- Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP): The GGKP is a global network that identifies and addresses major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice, and offers practitioners and policymakers policy guidance, best practices, tools, and data necessary to support the transition to a green economy. Founded by GGGI, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the World Bank, the GGKP is now a global partnership of more than 40 international organizations, research institutes, and think tanks. Its web platform encompass the world’s largest dedicated collection of green growth knowledge products, including a searchable library with over 1,000 technical and policy resources.
- For more information, visit Green Growth Knowledge Platform
- Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) Initiative: GGBP involves a global network of researchers and practitioners working to advance understanding in the emerging field of green growth, by identifying, analyzing, and sharing practical country experiences. Authored by 75 experts from around the world, GGBP’s initial assessment covers the full spectrum of green growth analysis, planning, implementation, and monitoring, and culminated in the landmark report Green Growth in Practice: Lessons from Country Experience. The initiative continues to develop case studies and help countries apply findings. GGGI led implementation of GGBP in partnership with the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and the European Climate Foundation (ECF).
- For more information, visit Green Growth Best Practice
- Green Growth and the New Industrial Revolution: Through a grant to the London School of Economics Grantham Research Institute (LSE-GRI) on Climate Change and the Environment, GGGI is supporting a series of policy briefs and working papers, as well as knowledge sharing events, on a range of key issues related to green growth, industry, and economics.
- For more information, visit Green Growth and the New Industrial Revolution
- GGGI’s Integrated Knowledge Management System – Knowledge management focuses on systems for promoting collaboration and creativity as well as systems for collecting and sharing information. The KM unit is developing new approaches for organization-wide knowledge management that increases access to and delivery of GGGI’s extensive technical products and services and that strengthens knowledge sharing, collaboration, and learning internally across country offices, project teams, and individual experts.
KS’s Integrated Capacity Development (ICD) workstream leads all capacity development activities conducted by GGGI. Its operations are categorized into four components:
- Component 0: Module Development
- Learning modules on major green growth topics are developed by GGGI’s in-house staff and external experts
- These modules are used in regional and global capacity development workshops and conferences
- The sectors and themes covered include energy, green cities, land use, and water, as well as green/climate finance
- Component 1: Regional Capacity Development
- GGGI’s regional capacity development activities are centered on a 2-3 day workshop named “Green Growth Solutions Lab (GGSL)”
- GGSL is composed of module-based learning sessions and knowledge exchange of best practices
- GGSL takes place in GGGI’s regional training hubs located in Abu Dhabi, Songdo, and Mexico City
- Component 2: National Capacity Development
- ICD supports GGGI country offices in the planning and execution of national capacity development activities through:
- Assessment of national priorities and corresponding learning needs
- Review and quality control of learning materials
- Dispatching in-house experts as lecturers/facilitators
- GGGI’s country offices also work closely with ICD at HQ to introduce and promote regional and global capacity development events hosted by the institute
- Component 3: Global Capacity Development / South-South Cooperation
- GGGI’s global capacity development and SSC activities include both South-South / South-North-South knowledge exchanges and the application of such knowledge through in-country projects
- Knowledge exchanges will focus on successful Southern examples of implementing green growth projects and securing climate finance
- In-country projects will involve on-the-ground application of Southern success cases, facilitated by GGGI’s country teams
- Stimulating the dialogue among high level decision-makers
- Enabling governments of member countries to independently plan and implement green growth policies and projects
- Sharing evidence of green growth through South-South Cooperation, South-North-South Cooperation and networks of international initiatives including GGKP, GGBP, PAGE, etc.
- Complete integration with country programs – GGGI’s country programs conduct a series of activities to achieve green growth starting from diagnosis, impact assessment and investment/policy planning and ending with project design and financing. The ICD is aimed at training local stakeholders so that they acquire the skill-sets to perform these tasks on their own.
- Continuous training throughout the project cycle – The ICD team provides training programs before, during, and after GGGI’s country programs tailored to local needs to provide our stakeholders with a sound understanding of GGGI’s outputs and activities. These programs are tailored to the technical needs of GGGI’s country projects. This way, participants can put their newly acquired skills into use in a real-life setting.
- Green Champions – Member countries that have demonstrated success in green growth projects and benefitted from ICD’s activities are designated as “Green Champions”. They are invited to GGGI’s South-South Cooperation forums to share their success stories.