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News • August 5, 2022

Dialogue with private sector on green investment and climate finance in Senegal

The Agricultural Bank (LBA), the first Senegalese private commercial bank accredited to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for direct access, and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) hosted a high-level dialogue on mechanisms and opportunities for climate finance. “The dialogue took place on 16 and 17 June 2022  in Dakar, under the chairmanship of the […]

News • August 5, 2022

An advocacy campaign on the road to Dakar E-waste 2022 day

Stakeholders in the WEEE sector were received by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) for a morning session to work on a stakeholder memorandum as preliminaries to Dakar E-waste Day 2022 on october 14. This activity is part of the support provided to the structuring of the e-waste sector towards an integrated waste management system. […]

News • August 5, 2022

Sustainably managing hazardous and municipal solid waste management in Rwanda

In 2016 I was privileged to sit in a high-level government meeting where the policies and strategic direction of the government were discussed and decisions taken regarding the immediate, medium to long-term solutions to the challenges facing the country and the opportunities thereof. This meeting was a memorable but also puzzling one as part of […]

News • August 2, 2022

CFAN Pacific Advisors Gather in Fiji to Advance Pipeline of Regional Climate Projects

July 22, 2022 – The Climate Finance Access Network (CFAN) convened partners, regional stakeholders, and its Pacific advisor cohort in Suva, Fiji to advance a diverse pipeline of regional climate  projects. CFAN, an initiative established to unlock access to climate finance through building lasting regional capacity, marked the conclusion of its inaugural training program and […]

News • July 29, 2022

The Government of Colombia, GGGI and the UK PACT boost bioeconomy through Open Innovation Challenges

During the Event “Cocreating a Zero Hunger Future” iNNpulsa Colombia y Renata Colombia, the Open Innovation Challenges for Bioeconomy focused on biofertilizers where launched. Each solution selected to address the challenges will receive a total of 22.000 USD in technical assistance. Due to external political and economic factors, in the past recent months fertilizers prices […]

News • July 29, 2022

GGGI, Norway and the Government of Antioquia work together to strengthen Nature-based Tourism in the region

Antioquia, July, 2022. the Government of Antioquia and the Secretary of Tourism of Antioquia, with the support of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), under the second phase of the Colombia-GGGI-Norway Green Growth Program, successfully presented the advances made in the Nature-based Tourism Strategy 2040 and the Strategic Tourism Plan lines in Antioquia. In addition, […]

News • July 27, 2022

How GGGI is Supporting the Government of Rwanda to Beat Plastic Pollution

Annually, an estimated 400 million tons of plastic waste is produced  with only 9% recycled worldwide. Recycling rates in emerging and developing economies are even lower, with municipalities lacking the capacity, equipment, and investment necessary to sort, separate, and recycle plastic waste. Rwanda has emerged as a leader in the effort to curb plastic pollution, introducing a plastic bag ban in  2019 prohibiting the manufacturing, […]

News • July 27, 2022

GGGI to support the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to establish a Transitional Climate Finance Unit in Uganda

Uganda – 26 August 2022. Creating a Transitional Climate Finance Unit (TCFU) in Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development of the Republic of Uganda will lead to a transformational change in access to climate finance for Uganda.  To fully align to this, the Ministry working with GGGI have commenced activities to establish a TCFU […]

News • July 27, 2022

KOICA signs a Grant Arrangement with GGGI to implement a $5.99M project to support Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Terai Flood Plain, Nepal.

On June 29, 2022, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed an agreement for implementation of the project “Building Climate Resilience and Reintegrating Economically Displaced Workers Through Climate Smart Agriculture in the Terai Flood Plain, Nepal.” The project has a budget of $5.99 million and will be implemented […]

News • July 27, 2022

Capitalizing on the opportunity of carbon finance for green growth in Viet Nam

On 12 July 2022, the Viet Nam Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and GGGI successfully kicked off the workshop “Mobilizing resources for green growth in Viet Nam through carbon credit exchange” with support from the Government of Norway. The event was honored by the presence of the Ambassador of Norway to Viet Nam, Ms. […]

News • July 27, 2022

Key Actors Engagement workshop for the pre-feasibility study for energy recovery from organic waste in the Tangier Region-Morocco

As part of the “Resilient Recovery Rapid Readiness Support in the Kingdom of Morocco” Program in support of the Organic Waste to Energy Program (OWtE), a workshop was held on July 5 with the participation of key stakeholders both from National and Subnational level. The opening remarks of the workshop was made by Mr. Lhoussine […]

News • July 26, 2022

Morocco-Workshop/ Negotiation of a Mitigation Outcome Purchase Agreements & Understanding of Governance and Processes of Article 6

As part of the implementation activities of the “Design of policy approaches under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement”, implemented by Morocco  Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable  Development in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute, a face-to-face training sessions on Mitigation Outcome Purchase Agreement (MOPA) as well as governance & processes of Article […]

News • July 26, 2022

Round Up: Third meeting of the Project Steering Committee DAPA ” Design of Policy Approaches under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement”

Round Up: Third meeting of the Project Steering Committee DAPA ” Design of Policy Approaches under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement”    Rabat, Morocco May 18, 2022 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in close collaboration with the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, organized the third steering committee virtual meeting of […]

News • July 26, 2022

GGGI and UNCDF expand their partnership to support small green businesses in the Pacific

Suva, Fiji – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) signed an amendment to their existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand areas of cooperation on 29th June. The document was signed virtually by Gerard O’Donoghue, on behalf of GGGI Director General and Mr Bram Peters, Regional Manager-Pacific of UNCDF. The […]

News • July 22, 2022

MoU between German Sparkassenstiftung and GGGI Uzbekistan

We are happy to announce that on Monday, the 27th of June, the German Sparkassenstiftung (DSIK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Green Entrepreneurial Education and Development of the Agribusiness Sector in the Republic of Uzbekistan with GGGI.  The MoU sets the foundation for future cooperation in the Aral Sea Region. The GGGI project “Green […]

News • July 22, 2022

Growing Agriculture Together: Launch of the 5-Year Agriculture Action Framework to the Kiribati Agriculture Strategy

Tarawa, Kiribati, July 20th , 2022 Recently, the Honorable Minister Ruateki Tekaiara of the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD), launched the 5-Year Agriculture Action Framework to the Kiribati Agriculture Strategy (KAS). With support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) of the government of New Zealand and coordinated by Global […]

News • July 22, 2022

Vanuatu and GGGI Launch New Country Planning Framework 2022 – 2026

Port Vila, 20 August 2022.  The new Vanuatu Country Planning Framework (CPF) 2022 – 2026 between the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Government of Vanuatu was launched in Port Vila on 20th July 2022 by the Minister of Climate Change Adaptation, Meteorology, Geo0-hazards, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management (MCCA) – Honorable Silas Bule […]

News • July 19, 2022

Uganda Building Codes Review Retreat to integrate Green Building requirements

In Africa, 75 percent of the buildings are yet to be constructed giving a chance to fix the wrongs in the built-up environment. A 3-day retreat from July 12 to 14, 2022 was organized to focus on how to improve the national building code to conform with the green building requirements. The technical retreat was […]

News • July 19, 2022

National Stakeholders Consultation and Modeling Training Workshop: Net Zero emission pathways for Ethiopia  

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Planning and Development of Ethiopia (MoPD) in collaboration with the French Development Agency (AFD), under the Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) project, organized National Stakeholders Consultation and Modelling Training Workshop from June 21 – 25, 2022. It is to be recalled that Ethiopia has […]

News • July 19, 2022

Climate action, gender, equality and social inclusion awareness for agri-business development

Kampala –July 7, 2022 – GGGI Energy Expert Fredrick Barasa facilitated a one-week introductory training for the Agribusiness Development Centre (ADC) staff  on green growth, climate change action, gender, equality and social inclusion. The training aligns to the  increased demand for smarter approaches among technical teams to deliver socially and environmentally compliant interventions. The ADC  […]