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|
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 • 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
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
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
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 […]
Unleashing the Potential of Uganda’s Economy through Green Growth
|Start Date||Q1 2017|
|Approved Budget||USD 2 615 000|