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News • December 4, 2021

Uganda Launches the Green Industrial Database

The industrial sector in Uganda consists of construction, mining and quarrying, formal manufacturing, informal manufacturing, electricity supply, and water supply. In 2010/11, the construction sub-sector was the largest, followed by formal manufacturing, water supply, informal manufacturing, electricity supply and then mining and quarrying. In line with Uganda’s major objective to mainstream green growth in government […]

News • December 2, 2021

Twenty Startups from the OECS region to participate in Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative!

Startup entrepreneurs from the OECS region will be participating in the Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative’s Greenpreneurs Incubator Programme over the next 12 weeks.  This business support programme is aimed at creating green jobs through environmentally and socially driven enterprises and entrepreneurs. OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules, in his remarks at the orientation session for […]

News • December 2, 2021

Selection of Climate-Smart Agriculture Practices in the Senegal River Valley

The Solar Irrigation Project for Climate Smart Agriculture in the Senegal River Valley is a partnership between the State of Qatar, through the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). It aims to contribute to the reduction of poverty and greenhouse gas emissions and to improve the livelihoods of rice […]

News • December 2, 2021

Training program on Electronic Waste Dismantlement Techniques

GGGI delivered a training program on waste dismantling techniques for electrical and electronic equipment in Senegal as part of the Solid and Liquid Waste Management project in Senegal’s secondary cities, financed by the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The project’s approach specifies the cultivation of waste into resources according to the principles of […]

News • December 2, 2021

Touba Local Operators site visit to Plastic Recycling Units

As part of the plastic waste management component in the city of Touba, local operators recently trained on the development of a business plan for the creation of a plastic unit visited plastic recycling units in Senegal. The purpose of the visit was to allow local actors in Touba to see the plastic recycling industry […]

News • December 2, 2021

Technical Structuring Workshop for the Green Senegal Rising Plan

November 29, 2021; Saly, Senegal – The Director-General of the Operational Office for the Monitoring of the Emerging Senegalese Plan (BOS/PSE), El Ousseyni Kane, took part in the opening of the preparatory technical workshop of the Green PSE Programme with the presence of the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD), Amadou […]

News • December 2, 2021

Uganda Launches the Green Industrial Database

The industrial sector in Uganda consists of construction, mining and quarrying, formal manufacturing, informal manufacturing, electricity, and water supply. In line with Uganda’s major objective to mainstream green growth in government programmes, Uganda is prioritizing green growth to help implement the National Development Plan (NDPIII) and the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (UGGDS). The Global […]

News • December 2, 2021

Senegal celebrates World Toilet Day 2021

As every year, Senegal celebrated World Toilet Day on November 19, 2021, with this year’s theme focusing on raising awareness of decision makers of the importance of proper toilet facilities, as sanitation is still underfunded in many part of the world. According to a joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, 4.5 […]

News • December 2, 2021

GGGI promotes uptake of solar powered irrigation systems (SPIS) for Zirobwe farmers

Thursday, November 18, 2021 – GGGI, as part of the implementation of the “Promoting solar powered irrigation project” in Uganda held a demonstration session to showcase different solar powered irrigation pumps to 200 smallholder farmers in Zirobwe, on the outskirts of Kampala. The project is a two-year intervention funded by the Government of Denmark and […]

News • December 2, 2021

Contributing to a Better World by Promoting and Advancing Green Growth

GGGI’s 10th Session of the Assembly and 14th Session of the Council (Joint Session) took place in two parts, E-Consultations on October 11-22, and Hybrid Meeting on October 28, 2021. E-consultations were designed to allow for in-depth discussions in written form via email communications for a selected number of agenda items, to allow for a […]

News • December 2, 2021

GGGI Director-General Frank Rijsberman interview with TBS radio

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; December 1, 2021 – GGGI Director-General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, participated in an interview with TBS radio to provide an analysis on future green policies for the next Korean government. During the interview, Dr. Rijsberman emphasized the dangers of air pollution sharing that more people are killed by fine dust than by […]

News • November 30, 2021

Mexican development bank Nacional Financiera (NAFIN) allocates MXN $7.8 billion of sustainable debt in the local market

Nacional Financiera (NAFIN), one of Mexico’s leading development banks, has decided to allocate a total of MXN$7.8 billion of sustainable debt in the local market with the aim of financing green and social projects that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This transaction is the first of its kind and is […]

News • November 29, 2021

GGGI Rwanda hosts virtual Technical Training on Nature Based Solutions (NBS) and their Contribution to flood Risks Reduction

From 17th -18th November 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in Partnership with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) organized a virtual training on the application of nature-based solutions (NBS) for flood risk management. Participants in the training composed of District Technicians in charge of Construction Permitting, Building Inspection, Environmental Management, Disaster management, Road […]

News • November 29, 2021

Capacity building on energy efficiency standards in Burkina Faso building sector

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; November 11-12th , 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Urbanization, Housing and Cities, organized a two-day training on building energy efficiency policies and standards. The technicians of the different directorates of the Ministry took part in this training. The Ministry is in charge of […]

News • November 29, 2021

GGGI and the Government of Guaviare Celebrate Rural Women

San José del Guaviare, 2021. As part of the Norway-GGGI-Colombia Green Growth Program Phase II, GGGI and the Government of Guaviare marked International Rural Women’s Day with the second edition of the event “Guaviare Es Mujer Rural” – Guaviare for Rural Women – a space created to recognize and empower rural women by highlighting their […]

News • November 29, 2021

GGGI promotes Green Growth and Forest Economy in Antioquia

Antioquia, November 19, 2021. GGGI took part in BioExpo 2021, the essential Green Business fair in Latin America. The activities included the certification of 57 Antioquia municipalities in Green Growth, meetings with the Acting Governor of Antioquia, the Antioquia Municipal Management and certain mayors, and a conference on forest economy. These were held in the […]

News • November 24, 2021

Validation Workshop on Introducing Low-Carbon Buses on BRT B2 Line

Thursday, October 21, 2021- the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Ethiopia Country Office convened a half-day workshop to unveil the findings of the feasibility study on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) B2 Line project at the auditorium of Hayat Regency in Addis Ababa. A total of 15 (7M, 8F) participants including key stakeholders in the transport […]

News • November 24, 2021

Promotion of Private Sector Participation in Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Lao PDR

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, November 18, 2021.  The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) co-hosted an event to discuss the role of the private sector in addressing solid waste in Lao PDR. Organized as part of broader set of initiatives on private sector engagement in green growth and climate change, […]

News • November 24, 2021

GGGI Convenes Awareness Raising Workshop on Climate-Smart Agriculture, Solar Power Irrigation, and Ecosystem Services

Thursday, October 28, 2021- The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Ethiopia, with the collaboration of the Somali Region Bureau of Agriculture and Natural Resources, successfully conducted a training workshop on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA), Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS), and Ecosystem Services. The training workshop, which was held in Jigjiga town of the Somali Regional National […]

News • November 22, 2021

GGGI to open a Country Office in Costa Rica to support the country’s green agenda

November 22, 2021; Seoul, Republic of Korea – H.E. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of the Republic of Costa Rica, visited the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) headquarters today, during which Costa Rica and GGGI signed the Host Country Agreement. The Agreement was signed by H.E. Rodolfo Solano Quirós, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica, […]