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News • October 11, 2018

GGGI collaborates with UN agencies and partners to organize 4-Day Regional Knowledge Exchange for African Cities on Public Bike Sharing Systems in Nairobi

October 11, Nairobi – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Rwanda team in collaboration with the UN Environment’s Share the Road Programme, UN-Habitat, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) Africa office and Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) organized a 4-Day Regional Knowledge Exchange on Public Bike Sharing (PBS) Systems for African City Representatives from […]

News • October 2, 2018

GGGI Convenes Stakeholders in Musanze & Rubavu on Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) and Non-Motorised Transport (NMT)

The GGGI Rwanda team organized two stakeholder consultations in two of Rwanda’s rapidly urbanizing secondary cities, Musanze and Rubavu. The consultation sessions were organized to discuss the challenges, limitations and opportunities of developing a public bicycle sharing (PBS) system. Participants at the stakeholders consultations included representatives from local and national government entities, the private sector, […]

News • September 20, 2018

Solar dehydrators fight food waste – MEWA, Pakistan

Plight of farmers in Pakistan is aggravated through the loss/wastage of fruit and vegetables which otherwise could have earned an income for the farmers, like Ali Baksh. The Pakistan Environmental Protection agency found that thirty percent of the fruits and vegetables produced in Pakistan are wasted in harvest. For an agrarian economy like Pakistan, wastage […]

News • September 20, 2018

PAVECO – It’s Time to Start Treating Waste As a Resource

Plastic waste has become a major global problem, and one that must be addressed in order to solve the world’s resource and energy challenges. Millions of plastic items are improperly disposed of on a daily basis, creating piles of plastic waste everywhere. This has brought serious damages to local environments around the world in terms […]

News • September 20, 2018

GGGI to Partner with Makerere University Kampala to Promote the Green Growth Agenda in Public Universities of Uganda

September 20, Kampala – GGGI met with representatives from Makerere University in Kampala to discuss possible areas of partnership to mainstream Green Growth Planning and Research in the Academia. The meeting was attended by Peter Okubal, GGGI’s Country Representative for Uganda, Alex Chabanyuk, representing GGGI’s Human Resources Unit, and Dr. Moki Abubakar Muhammad, representative from […]

News • September 6, 2018

Mongolia is Greening its Education Buildings and Facilities

The Government of Mongolia is one step closer to realize its ambition to green its public buildings. Green Development Policy of Mongolia 2030 (2015) and its Implementation Action Plan set out to develop a model green public building design to mainstream green building principles across all public buildings, in line with other climate change goals […]

News • September 3, 2018

Cambodia Green Infrastructure (CGI)

In this post Aaron Sexton of Cambodia Green Infrastructure (CGI) discusses what compelled him to create social enterprise start-up with his business partner Sirey Sum. The flooding wasn’t my real concern when I first saw it, even though it had flowed into houses and businesses. It was the actual content of the water that shocked […]

News • September 2, 2018

Kase Cooperative: Bringing “Power” to People

pow·er /ˈpou(ə)r/ The ability or capacity to do something or act in a particular way. Energy that is produced by mechanical, electrical, or other means and used to operate a device “We’ve always been dreaming of reliable and affordable electricity supply, but it is never going to happen in the near future. The grid is […]

News • September 2, 2018

Land restoration and boosting agriculture through production of organic fertilizers

Rwanda population increasing rate in 2018 is 2.40% according to UN estimation report 2018, the population is estimated at 12.50 million in area of 26,338 km², there are still a multitude of challenges relating to poverty reduction, as almost 80% of the rural population is still subsistence farmers with an average landholding estimated at less than […]

News • September 2, 2018

Climate Action through commercialization of grass root waste to energy solutions

Many Ugandans are not familiar with the SDGs, and those that have heard of them picture a complex, international project meant only for those in the United Nations or government to implement. This was the case too for the youth we work with before they became engaged in our Waste to Energy Youth Project. It is […]

News • September 2, 2018

BUMDEST: Providing Your Better Pesticide

Back in December 2017, Jonathan was staying for a two-month community service in Sidomulyo, a village under the administration of Batu, a famous tourist city in East Java, Indonesia. Despite its status, Sidomulyo did not fit the description of typical third-world village. They had wide roads, the streets were clean, and also, numerous, well-maintained attraction […]

News • September 2, 2018

Greenpreneurs: the experience.

Being a greenpreneur goes beyond being part of an international competition, being a greenpreneur goes beyond getting mentorships from the best experts in sustainability issues, entrepreneurship, finance, clean technologies; being a greenpreneur is a matter of attitude, of innovating, of generating a true change to local problems with global solutions, it is not a question […]

News • September 2, 2018

The future is green and … microscopic!

The knowledge of some of the microorganisms with which we share the planet Earth has allowed us to have another perspective of the life, we have known how to take advantage of its characteristics to advance science and use them in technology. Personally, I have fallen in love with some fascinating microorganisms called microalgae that […]

News • September 1, 2018

Use ICTs for Scaling up agroecology to achieve the SDGs: PREMIUM HORTUS, the African greentech for Agroecology in implementation in Morocco

Like many African countries (Benin, Cameroon, Togo, Nigeria …), Morroco has had a rapid increase in its urban population (over 65%), with high demand for garden produce, such as fruits and vegetables. Large quantities of chemical fertilizer and inputs are used by the horticulture sector each year. The distribution system remains very traditional and lacking […]

News • August 31, 2018

“Inclusive Cities Talk” launched in Kigali

August 23, 2018, Kigali, Rwanda – A series of “Inclusive Cities Talk” meetings were launched by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). It was attended by representatives from partner organizations working on inclusivity in Rwanda, such as the Ministry of Infrastructure, UN-Habitat, USAID, the Rwanda Women’s Network, and the Rwanda Ladies in Architecture. Our guest […]

News • August 31, 2018

Citywide surveys on green and public spaces conducted in Huye ,Nyagatare and Rubavu

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA)and Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) , conducted citywide surveys in Huye ,Nyagatare and Rubavu over the last two months. Nyagatare and Ruvabu Districts are among the fastest urbanized secondary cities that were identified  for this exercise to assess the needs of its […]

News • August 16, 2018

[BusinessGreen] Frank Rijsberman: ‘Climate change is with us here and now’

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/interview/3061169/frank-rijsberman-climate-change-is-with-us-here-and-now From the scorching heatwave in Europe to changing rainfall patterns in Africa, the world is already feeling the effects of climate change, according to Frank Rijsberman, director general of the Global Green Growth Institute. The green finance leader popped in to the BusinessGreen studio on a sweltering summer’s day earlier this month to discuss […]

News • August 8, 2018

Capacity Building training on Climate Finance for Sector Experts in Rwanda

Kigali, August 7-8 – The GGGI Rwanda team and Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) with support of the UNFCCC Secretariat, UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Center based in Kampala, the African Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Rwanda Environment and Climate Change Fund (FONERWA) collaborated in co-organizing a two-day capacity building training on “climate finance” for Sector […]

News • August 3, 2018

Is Rwanda heading toward a green growth pathway?

In 2011, the Government of Rwanda (GoR) approved a bold and ambitious strategy titled “National Strategy for Climate Change and low Carbon Development”; commonly known as Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy (GGCRS). This strategy influenced the revised Vision 2020 in 2012 and was reflected in the second phase of the Rwandan Medium term strategy, […]

News • August 2, 2018

GGGI Rwanda Team conducts city wide surveys to assess Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) in Secondary Cities of Rwanda

Four GGGI Rwanda team members traveled to two secondary cities of Musanze and Rubavu in July to conduct on-site assessments in preparation for a sustainable mobility project. The team was assisted by two volunteers, Clarisse Mukamana and Sébastien Musabyimana, who performed manual traffic volume counting to help the GGGI Rwanda team gain insight into the […]