Overall Objective

GGGI’s objective in Uganda is to support the development of the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (UGGDS) and UGGDS Implementation Roadmap, develop a National Green City Implementation Roadmap and strengthen the capacity of policy makers and stakeholders for green growth planning and implementation.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress
Contact
Peter James Ejokuo Okubal

Country Representative - Uganda

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Finance

Planning and Economic Development

Ministry of Water and Environment

Kampala Capital City Authority

Context

Uganda’s primary development strategies – the Uganda Vision 2040 and the National Development Plan II (NDPII, 2015-20) – map out an ambitious growth agenda for the coming decades. Uganda aims to achieve an annual economic growth rate of 8.4% by the year 2025, and attain Upper Middle Income Status by 2040. However, sustainable economic growth is threatened by the country’s vulnerability to climate change as 70% of the labor force is dependent on rain-fed agriculture. The Government of Uganda (GoU), therefore, has adopted a climate-centric economic model through the ongoing process of developing the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (UGGDS).
The UGGDS seeks to strengthen the technical and institutional capacity for the development of a GHG national inventory system, nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs), and the associated measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems. However, a number of cross-sectoral barriers to a green growth transition have been identified, and need to be addressed as part of a green transition. There have been limited attempts at progressive mainstreaming of green growth into upstream development planning, as well as putting in place a favorable institutional enabling environment. Further, there has been limited integration of the principles of resource use efficiency, sustainability, and resilience into the design of government programs and projects.
In particular, green urbanization poses a challenge to the green transition in Uganda, where the urban population will increase from 6 million in 2013 to over 20 million in 204022. Youth in Uganda make up a large proportion of the country’s demographic profile, with 77% of its population under the age of 30, of which 62% are jobless. Moreover, unemployment in Uganda remains predominantly an urban problem with the unemployment more than three times that of rural areas. The creation and training for green and decent jobs will necessitate both effective urban policy planning, implementation, and private sector development.

News

News • November 14, 2018

GGGI organizes a kick-off meeting to launch a Sustainable Energy-Water Solution for a Medium to Large-scale Irrigation of Commercial Farming

GGGI organized a kick-off meeting to launch a Sustainable Energy-Water Solution for a Medium to Large-scale Irrigation of Commercial Farming. The meeting was chaired by the Ministry of Water and Environment and other relevant ministries, including the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, and the Ministry […]

News • October 1, 2018

Stakeholders’ consultation meeting on Uganda’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification system

Kampala, October 1 – GGGI is currently supporting the Climate Change Department (CCD) of the Ministry of Water and Environment to develop an operational Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) framework to strengthen the Climate Change Department CCD (MWE). GGGI has been working with the ministry to improve institutional arrangements for GHG data collection and processing […]

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 • July 17, 2018

Visit of the Director General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman to Uganda

Media Advisory Announcing Director-General visit to Uganda Kampala, July 17, 2018 Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will be on a two-day working visit to Uganda from August 2-3 to strengthen bilateral relations between the Government of Uganda and the GGGI. During his visit, the Director General will reaffirm GGGI’s commitment […]

News • July 17, 2018

Visit of the Director General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman to Uganda

Media Advisory Announcing Director-General visit to Uganda Kampala, July 17, 2018 Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will be on a two-day working visit to Uganda from August 2-3 to strengthen bilateral relations between the Government of Uganda and the GGGI. During his visit, the Director General will reaffirm GGGI’s commitment […]

News • June 26, 2018

GGGI Commits to support the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Partnership Plan 2018 – 2020 for Uganda’s Climate Action

Kampala, June 26 – The GGGI Uganda team joined other development partners to support Uganda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Partnership Plan 2018 – 2020. This was during a High-level Event officiated today by Uganda’s 1st Deputy Prime Minister, General Moses Ali at the Serena Hotel in Kampala, who re-echoed the political commitment and pledged governments […]

News • May 22, 2018

Launch of the “Catalyzing the Solar Home Systems (SHS) Market in Uganda’s Secondary Cities” project

May 22, Kampala – The Government of Uganda through the Global Green Growth Institute, received funding of EUR 908,000 from the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to support the Solar Home Systems (SHS) market penetration project in Gulu and Mbarara over 26 months. The project will conduct a market assessment, end consumer assessment, gender analysis and […]

News • May 9, 2018

International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change held in Seoul

Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI and Mr. Chan-Ho Park, Director and Head of Programs of Large and Emerging Economies delivered presentations at the “International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change” on May 9 in Seoul. The conference was organized by the Center for Global Climate and Marine Governance of Korea […]

News • April 26, 2018

GGGI Uganda team holds a National Dialogue on solar powered irrigation in Kampala

On April 26, the GGGI Uganda team in partnership with the National Planning Authority (NPA) hosted a National Dialogue on solar powered irrigation in Kampala. The broad objective of the dialogue was to provide a platform for the various stakeholders to effectively reflect on the probable solar powered irrigation initiatives for improved productivity and production […]

News • March 9, 2018

Uganda signs its Host Country Agreement with the Foreign Affairs Ministry

Kampala, Uganda – March 9 – The Government of Uganda and GGGI signed the Host Country Agreement (HCA) today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kampala. The HCA was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam Kuteesa and Mr. Dexippos Agourides, Head of GGGI’s Africa and Middle East portfolio. The Agreement spells out the […]

Projects

Project
Unleashing the Potential of Uganda’s Economy through Green Growth
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 615 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

GGGI, Government of Uganda, NCE, and EPRC Launch a Macro Economic Analysis of the Potential of Green Growth in Uganda Report Uganda  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI, Government of Uganda, NCE, and EPRC Launch a Macro Economic Analysis of the Potential of Green Growth in Uganda Report

Uganda  • Cross Cutting

GGGI In-Country Staff

Joshua Elaru

Associate, Solar Home Systems Project (Gulu)

Fred Tuhairwe

Associate, Solar Home Systems Program

Fredrick Barasa

Officer, Energy

Sengozi David Kyeyune

Analyst - GIS- Uganda/Jordan

Peter James Ejokuo Okubal

Country Representative - Uganda

Mariah Kizza

Assistant- Uganda Program

George Asiimwe

Senior Officer - Senior Urban specialist

Angela Susan Nantulya

Senior Officer - Green job expert