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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 […]

News • March 28, 2022

Vanuatu Greenpreneurs Incubator Graduation

PORT VILA, Wednesday, 16th March 2022:  The Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator program held a Graduation Ceremony for the first cohort of Vanuatu green enterprises on March 16, 2022. The graduation ceremony was held virtually (due to COVID-19 restrictions) to celebrate and recognize the achievements of all the 2021 incubator participants, mentors, coaches and others involved in […]

News • March 25, 2022

17 Papua New Guinean Green Enterprises graduate from Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator program, with 6 enterprises winning US$5000 each in seed grants

Port Moresby, Samoa, Tuesday, March 22nd 2022 – The Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network (PGEN) held a Graduation Ceremony for its first cohort of Papua New Guinean green enterprises in which 17 enterprises graduated from the Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator program, a 3-year regional program funded by the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and implemented in partnership […]

News • March 24, 2022

Korean Embassy, KOICA, and GGGI Empower Filipino Women to be Drivers of Climate-Resilient Agriculture and Sustainable Micro-Enterprise

23 March 2022, Oriental Mindoro Smallholder farmers in the Philippines bear the brunt of rising production costs, lower output and natural disasters brought about by an ever changing climate. Women farmers are often worse off as continuing gender inequality makes it more difficult for them to have access to credit, proper skills training and even […]

News • March 24, 2022

Working towards resilient green cities

Country-wide urbanization in Uganda has continued amidst institutional challenges. Previous interventions in the water and sanitation sector have not addressed the underlying issues of poorly managed urbanization processes. Poor urbanisation is linked to low productivity, urban poverty, unemployment, limited capacity to plan and offer basic services as well as a failure to enforce urban standards. […]

News • March 24, 2022

GGGI Promoting a Self-Help Model for Cleaning Up Cities in Uganda.

On June 5, 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute in collaboration with the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and key environmental activists/ Civil Society Organizations conducted a one-day outreach at the Ggaba beach market and landing site, a suburb in Kampala Central Division to commemorate the World Environment Day 2021. The purpose of the outreach […]

News • March 21, 2022

GGGI, Government of Rwanda and UNEP Proposed area for Car Free Zone in Huye Secondary City

The Global Green Growth Institute’s (GGGI) is committed to supporting government of Rwanda achieve low-carbon development, the Rwanda country program has developed a visualization with Jan Kamensky of the redesign for the proposed car free zone in Huye. Car-free zones have recently been launched in the City of Kigali in the central business district renamed […]

News • February 18, 2022

Secondary Cities: Engines for Investment in Uganda

Over the last twenty years, Uganda has maintained high economic growth rates, expanding urbanization and shifting patterns in sectoral contributions to overall development. An increasing proportion of the wealth generated by Uganda’s economy is moving from being a product of agricultural activities to the service sector. Uganda faces a window of opportunity in its pursuit […]

News • December 9, 2021

Mayors across the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area meet to discuss the Proposed Solid Waste Management Strategy

In recent years, the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has put in place several incentives to manage solid waste in the city. “Since 2016, we the Kampala Capital City Authority have developed bankable projects with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development on Waste to Resource. It is time we walked the talk,” the Kampala […]

News • December 9, 2021

Rwanda- African Mobility Month Winner for the “Kinamba Junction Design Competition”

In Kigali, Rwanda the Global Green growth Institute in Rwanda is happy to announce the winner of the African Mobility Month 2021 design competition. Mr MIZERO Jules is Masters student at the University of Rwanda , completing his  Msc in Highway Engineering & Management. Jules design will soon be on display in City of Kigali […]

News • December 7, 2021

GGGI and SENA strengthen environmental, biotechnology, and energy knowledge networks

Bogotá, Colombia; November 30, 2021 – GGGI, together with the National Learning Service – SENA, carried out the webinar ‘Green Growth for economic reactivation: opportunities from technical and technological training in Colombia’, strengthening SENA’s educational community on their knowledge of bioeconomy, forestry economy, and rural electrification under the framework of Green Growth, the 2030 Agenda, […]

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

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 • 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 and the Government of Guaviare celebrate Rural Women’s Day

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 16, 2021

Uganda at COP26: Uganda’s Approach at Greening the Economy

Uganda at COP26: Uganda’s Approach at Greening the Economy Despite all the ongoing debates and negotiations, the question that lingers in many peoples’ minds is: “What do all these discussions and agreements mean to the ordinary citizen who is struggling to cope with the changing weather, seasons, losses and damages to their crops, death of […]

News • October 16, 2021

“What Does Green Development Actually Mean?”

Recently, the term ‘green growth’ has rapidly encroached on the international public debate. The role of participative governance is central to the inclusive green growth model that Uganda has instituted into its development plans, such as the National Development Plan III. This has encouraged a green growth and sustainable climate for investment. Consequently, it has […]

News • August 30, 2021

GGGI Designing Article 6 Policy Approaches (DAPA) Project: GGGI organizes the Steering Committee meetings in Morocco

Rabat, Morocco July 1 and August 5, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in close collaboration with the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment-Department of Energy and Mines, successfully launched Phase 2 of the Designing Article 6 Policy Approaches (DAPA) Project in Morocco. A Steering Committee with representatives from key institutions within the […]