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News • November 22, 2022

Green Entrepreneurship for a Sustainable Future

Under the theme ‘Naturing Green Enterprises for a Sustainable Future. To equip the students with the knowledge and skills in accordance with the sustainable development goals, St. Kizito has established and embedded topics on greening and waste-to-resource practices within the school curriculum aimed at preserving the environment. This has channeled the students’ minds about climate […]

News • November 16, 2022

No “Just Transition” Without Gender Equality

Gender-Just Transitions: Achieving transformative impact for climate action The poorest and most disadvantaged people, especially in emerging and developing economies, are disproportionately affected by negative impacts of environmental degradation and climate change. Women and girls face higher risk of food insecurity compared to men and boys, are more likely to die in extreme weather events, […]

News • October 4, 2022

Fostering Green Investment: GGGI Holds an Investment and Infrastructure Planning Workshop

GGGI Uganda hosted a working session with political and technical city representatives from Arua, Gulu, Mbarara and Jinja to prioritize the infrastructure and investment proposals of these secondary cities. Attendees were joined by representatives from the National Planning Authority (NPA), Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, the Private Sector Development […]

News • September 22, 2022

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Uganda, in partnership with the National Building Review Board (NBRD), train the private sector on building laws, physical development plans and green buildings in the greater Kampala metropolitan area (GKMA).

The private sector in Uganda plays a key role in achieving sustainable socio-economic development in the country. It accounts for 90 percent of employment in Uganda and contributed 80 percent to GDP in the FY 2015/2016. The Government of Uganda recognizes its significance in that the third National Development Plan (NDP III) 2020/21 – 2024/25, […]

News • August 25, 2022

Uganda Launches her Green Economy Recovery Plan

Uganda’s economy is striving to emerge from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, but prospects for growth have been undermined by increasing pressure on its natural resources. On August 10th, 2022, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED), the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE), and the National Planning Authority (NPA) […]

News • August 24, 2022

Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area adopts new Solid Waste Management Strategy

August 8, 2022 –The Ministry of Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs with technical and financial support from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the European Union through the Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization project developed the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area’s Solid Waste Management Strategy which aims to improve the solid waste management system […]

News • August 24, 2022

ELI and GGGI promote deforestation control in Colombia through Judicial Education

Bogotá, Colombia. During the first semester of 2022, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) together with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), carried out a successful knowledge sharing experience in Villavicencio, Florencia, and Bogotá. With a two-day course, 138 officials from the judicial branch strengthened their capacities to support the transformation of deforestation in Colombia and […]

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 22, 2022

Vanuatu and GGGI Launch New Country Planning Framework 2022 – 2026

Port Vila, 20 July 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 5, 2022

2022 GGGI Africa Regional Country Representatives Retreat: 27 June – 3 July

Theme: Mobilizing Green Investments to Africa The office of GGGI Senegal led by Assana Magagi-Alio, Country Representative and supported by Mamadou Konate, Country Program Lead have hosted the 2022 GGGI Africa Regional Retreat from 27 June to 3 July 2022 at the Novotel hotel in Dakar. The retreat brough together the leadership of the region, […]

News • June 29, 2022

Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator Program 2022 – Call for Applications Now Open!

 Are you an early-stage green entrepreneur in the Pacific?  Are you passionate about addressing environmental or social issues through your business?  Want to build your business through training, mentoring, coaching & networking?  Interested in winning USD 5,000 in seed grant funding? The wait is over! In celebration of the International Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises […]

News • June 27, 2022

GGGI – Senti Kick-off Training in Oriental Mindoro on New Digital Tool for Climate Resilience

Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, June 2022 – More than a hundred officials and staff of the provincial government of Oriental Mindoro, its fourteen municipalities and capital city of Calapan attended training sessions from May 30 to June 1 to familiarize with the Climate Vulnerability and Risk Information System or CVRIS, a digital tool that can help enhance […]

News • June 17, 2022

Two Tongan green enterprises win USD5,000 each in seed grants through the Mafoa ‘Ae Ata – Youth Innovation Challenge Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator program

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA: Saturday, 11th June 2022 – Tonga Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Inc. (TYEE) in collobration with Partners Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)’s Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network (PGEN), Breadfruit Consulting and supported by Solutions Consulting House held a Graduation Ceremony for the first Mafoa ‘a e Ata (MAA) – Youth Innovation Challenge Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator […]

News • June 13, 2022

NADBank aprobó programa Préstamos Verdes por USD$300 millones para apoyar a pequeñas y medianas empresas con el apoyo técnico de GGGI

El Programa de Préstamos Verdes fue diseñado con el apoyo técnico del Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) en México. Tiene el objetivo principal de financiar a pequeñas y medianas empresas que busquen desarrollar proyectos resilientes y bajos en carbono. Durante su reunión semestral, la Junta Directiva del Banco de Desarrollo de América del Norte (NADBank) […]

News • June 7, 2022

Draft Gulu Physical Development Plan Handover

Gulu City, June 6, 2022 Gulu City has received the final draft of the Physical Development Plan. The plan has been developed under the greening Uganda’s urbanization and industrialization project, funded by the European union. The plan is a spatial expression of the social and economic environment or other policy, at National, regional, district, city  […]

News • June 1, 2022

Jordan’s Ministry of Environment in partnership with GGGI holds 3rd Private Sector Roundtable Discussion

Under the patronage of the Minister of Environment, H.E. Dr.. Muawieh Radaideh and Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, H.E. Dr.. Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, GGGI facilitated the Third Private Sector Roundtable on May 24th on renewable energy and energy efficiency under the Green Climate Fund Readiness Project “Preparing Jordan’s NDA and DAE for Partnership in Climate […]