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News • April 12, 2019

Rwanda GCF NDA and GGGI monitor the Secondary Cities Master Plan Revision process

On 5th April GGGI Rwanda together with the National Designated Authority (NDA) and the National Coordination Team (NCT) undertook a mission to Nyagatare, one of the secondary cities where the GCF is supporting the incorporation of low emission and resilience strategies in the Master Plan revision though the Readiness and Preparatory support project. The City […]

News • April 9, 2019

GGGI Supports the Development of Rwanda’s Green Procurement Guidelines

According to the United Nations -Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) address the root causes of poverty and pledge to leave no one behind, including vulnerable groups. They also emphasize the need to tackle climate change urgently and protect the environment through a shift to sustainable consumption and production. The SDGs are intended to be universal, applying […]

News • April 5, 2019

Rwanda Urban sector to establish a  Center of Excellence for Green Urbanization

On 28th March 2019 a consultation for stakeholders in the Urbanization and Built Environment sector was held  to discuss the establishment of the Center of Excellence for Green Urbanization, at Lemigo Hotel  in Kigali. The Ministry of Environment with the Ministry of Infrastructure hosted the consultation alongside the Global Green Growth Institute as a facilitator, […]

News • March 6, 2019

GGGI partnering with TFA2020 to promote a dialogue on sustainable and deforestation-free private-investment

Villavicencio, March 6 – More than 200 attendants, including government officials, producers, buyers, investors and other key stakeholders gathered in Villavicencio (Meta) to take part in the “Dialogue on sustainable productive economic development without deforestation in the Orinoquia and Caqueta regions.” This event was co-organized by GGGI and the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA2020), with the […]

News • February 15, 2019

Vision: Blockchain Technology for Indonesia’s Palm Oil Sector

One of the biggest challenges for palm oil as a commodity is that of establishing traceability and sustainability. Indonesia supplies close to 45% of the world demand for palm oil. Over the last two decades, in Indonesia, the palm oil sector has grown tremendously (doubling in terms of area under palm oil plantation), but this […]

News • January 30, 2019

Is solar irrigation set to take over Africa?

By Bruce Campbell (CCAFS), Frank Rijsberman (GGGI) and Mark Smith (IWMI) Against a backdrop of plummeting solar energy costs and expanding solar energy generation (see figure), the World Economic Forum hosted Keith Breen’s blog back in 2016: “Is solar set to take over the world?” We ask that question for African irrigation, and query whether Africa’s abundance […]

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 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 […]