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News • January 4, 2023

Energy Efficiency in Rwandan Non-Residential Buildings and Facilities – The role of Detailed Energy Audits

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with the Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), are implementing a project preparatory work to assess the energy efficiency market in Rwanda and develop a new financial vehicle that can support the implementation of the energy efficiency initiatives. The preparatory work is funded by the Korea Ministry of […]

News • December 29, 2022

Stop Polluting our Cities!

Urbanization has been associated with increased pressure on cities worldwide. In Uganda, the high rate of urbanization has not resulted in improved living standards (better-paying jobs, infrastructure and services, clean and modern electricity and clean water). The increasing urbanization in Uganda’s cities has created a large mass of urban poor and accelerated climate change from […]

News • December 29, 2022

Solid Waste & Faecal Sludge Management Strategies Reviewed with Mukono Municipality

15th December 2022, the KOICA-funded “Strengthening Solid Waste and Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) Capacity for Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA)” project registered a landmark achievement with the Solid Waste Management (SWM)& Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) strategy and inception workshop. This workshop was a two-way participatory approach designed to aid in the development of a feasible […]

News • December 15, 2022

Capacity Enhancement of Ugandan Government Officials on Solid Waste and Faecal Sludge Management in the Republic of Korea

Through the project on “Strengthening Solid Waste and Faecal Sludge Management Capacity for Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA)” funded by KOICA, under GGGI in partnership with the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE), different Ugandan Government officials from concerned policy and waste management government entities traveled to Korea for a one-week ‘Knowledge Exchange Program. GGGI […]

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 • 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 • 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 • April 28, 2022

Uganda Building committees in 5 Districts trained on Green Buildings

What are building committees? In 2013, the Building Control Act of Uganda established a building committee in each district and urban authority. The act also established the National Building Review Board (NBRB) to oversee the activities of the building committees. The building committee is responsible for issuing building permits after reviewing the building proposals submitted […]

News • April 21, 2022

GREEN COCKTAIL

  On March 25th, 2022, was held an exchange event which turned around the project “support for the establishment of a national financial vehicle focusing on buildings and ecological infrastructures, the development of a system of minimum compliance of ecological buildings and the application in direct access for Cote d’Ivoire”. The exchange meeting, called Green […]