Overall Objective

GGGI’s objective in Uganda is to support the development of the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (UGGDS) and UGGDS Implementation Roadmap, develop a National Green City Implementation Roadmap and strengthen the capacity of policy makers and stakeholders for green growth planning and implementation.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress

Themes

Contact
Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Finance

Planning and Economic Development

Ministry of Water and Environment

Kampala Capital City Authority

Context

Uganda’s primary development strategies – the Uganda Vision 2040 and the National Development Plan II (NDPII, 2015-20) – map out an ambitious growth agenda for the coming decades. Uganda aims to achieve an annual economic growth rate of 8.4% by the year 2025, and attain Upper Middle Income Status by 2040. However, sustainable economic growth is threatened by the country’s vulnerability to climate change as 70% of the labor force is dependent on rain-fed agriculture. The Government of Uganda (GoU), therefore, has adopted a climate-centric economic model through the ongoing process of developing the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (UGGDS).
The UGGDS seeks to strengthen the technical and institutional capacity for the development of a GHG national inventory system, nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs), and the associated measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems. However, a number of cross-sectoral barriers to a green growth transition have been identified, and need to be addressed as part of a green transition. There have been limited attempts at progressive mainstreaming of green growth into upstream development planning, as well as putting in place a favorable institutional enabling environment. Further, there has been limited integration of the principles of resource use efficiency, sustainability, and resilience into the design of government programs and projects.
In particular, green urbanization poses a challenge to the green transition in Uganda, where the urban population will increase from 6 million in 2013 to over 20 million in 204022. Youth in Uganda make up a large proportion of the country’s demographic profile, with 77% of its population under the age of 30, of which 62% are jobless. Moreover, unemployment in Uganda remains predominantly an urban problem with the unemployment more than three times that of rural areas. The creation and training for green and decent jobs will necessitate both effective urban policy planning, implementation, and private sector development.

News

News • July 8, 2020

GGGI signs a Contribution Agreement with the European Union to provide support in accelerating Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Agenda

Kampala, Uganda; July 8, 2020 – The European Union (EU) represented by the European Commission in Uganda and the Government of Uganda through the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have signed a contract today to cooperate on advancing the Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization agenda. This project is part of the European Union’s Inclusive Green […]

News • April 27, 2020

Uganda’s Former Finance Minister, Hon. Maria Kiwanuka appointed as a Member of the GGGI Council

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held its Eighth Session of the Assembly and Twelfth Session of the Council (Joint Session) on October 24, 2019; Seoul, Republic of Korea. During this event, Hon. Maria Kiwanuka from Uganda was elected as an expert and non-state actor Member of the GGGI Council for the period 2020-2021. The Council […]

News • April 17, 2020

Operating a Green Home Office and interactions during COVID 19

With the COVID-19 virus forcing people to stay at home, GGGI suddenly had to support an entirely remote workforce. GGGI has highly invested in virtual systems to enable staff to work from home during the #COVID19 lockdown affecting most countries. We are currently witnessing fewer flights, fewer workshops thus saving millions of sums of money. […]

News • March 1, 2020

Workshop review and alignment of the National Environment Management Policy 2019 (NEMP) to the National Environment Act

The Ministry of Water and Environment of the Republic of Uganda in partnership with the GGGI Uganda office convened a workshop to review and align the National Environment Management Policy 2019 (NEMP) to the National Environment Act 2019 on February 26-27, 2020 at the Silver Springs Hotel Bugolobi, Kampala. The workshop was presided over by […]

News • February 20, 2020

Can Uganda end plastic pollution?

The common talk is what can we do to end poor solid waste management in Uganda. The only question would be, what are you doing about it? On February 13, 2020, GGGI Uganda joined other environmentalists to officially walk the talk to beat plastic pollution. The speaker of parliament of Uganda Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga […]

News • February 20, 2020

Stories from our GreenPrenuers

Namujju Juliet the CEO of Kimuli Fashionability grew up in poverty as an orphan with a single grandmother in a remote and rural Village in Uganda due to the victimization of disability caused to my family. Her Grandmother was a tailor and inspired me as a child to use cut-offs and plastic waste, she would […]

News • November 28, 2019

KOICA and EU Workshop on Solid Waste and Sludge Management in Uganda

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) expressed its interest to financially support the “Strengthen Solid Waste and Feacal Sludge Management Capacity of the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area” project as designed by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with the European Union and the Ministry of Water and Environment. The main goal of this […]

News • November 15, 2019

UGANDA ON TRACK WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS GCF READINESS PROJECT

A Team of 12 Ugandan senior officials from the National Designated Agency and the Inter-Ministerial Standing Committee were dispatched in Ethiopia for week-long learning sessions on “Strengthening the role of the Government of Uganda in mobilizing Green Climate Finance resources”. The roles & responsibilities of the Climate Change Finance Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee are to strengthen […]

News • September 24, 2019

Uganda 2019 World Bamboo Day Celebrations held in Luweero District

On September 18, 2019, the Global Green Growth Institute Uganda Country Program joined Divine Bamboo Group Limited and the rest of the world to celebrate the World Bamboo Day in Luweero District at Degeya Bamboo Nursery. The event was joined by several organizations and individuals interested in the Bamboo value chain uptake, including students from […]

News • September 18, 2019

GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Project for Uganda Climate Change Finance Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee meeting

On the 10th day of September 2019, GGGI Uganda office held the first Climate Change Finance Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee Meeting for the GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Project. The meeting took place in Kampala at the Ministry of Finance Planning & Economic Development conference hall. A total of 25 participants joined the meeting. The meeting […]

News • September 3, 2019

Greenpreneurs Winner Update: WEYE Clean Energy Company

GGGI checked in with Kakembo Galabuzi Brian, one of the winners from the 2018 Greenpreneurs competition, for an update on his green enterprise and the achievements he’s made since the end of last year’s program. His team’s winning project is called “WEYE Clean Energy Company”, which started from initial research on how to utilize briquettes […]

News • August 28, 2019

Uganda becomes the 33rd Member of GGGI

Seoul, August 28, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) welcomed the Government of Uganda (GoU) as its thirty-third Member, committing to support the country in achieving its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and implementing its National Adaptation Plan. GoU sought for GGGI’s membership in 2015 by signing/submitting a letter of intent to support the […]

News • August 7, 2019

Greenpreneurs 2019: Mid-Program Update

Greenpreneurs 2019 is well underway with the 15 selected teams now deepening their skills to develop their green enterprises. The entire program will run over 12-weeks, from June to September 2019. As part of the support and development phase of the Greenpreneurs program, the selected shortlisted candidates are continuing to develop their businesses through weekly […]

News • August 5, 2019

GGGI Director-General Frank Rijsberman’s Second Working Visit to Uganda

The Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Frank Rijsberman, will be on his second four-day working visit to Uganda from August 4-7, 2019, to strengthen bilateral relations between the Government of Uganda and the GGGI. This visit comes right in time, as Uganda is finalizing its membership to GGGI. The Global Green Growth […]

News • June 12, 2019

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a global competition

June 12, Seoul, Republic of Korea – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed […]

News • April 17, 2019

Launch of the ISO 50001:2011: Energy Management Systems Support Program for Uganda and Certificate Handover Ceremony

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) of Uganda, organized a ceremony to handover the certificates for the ISO 50001 Lead Auditor Training that took place between November 26-30, 2018 at Silver Springs Hotel Bugolobi with support from GGGI. The ceremony took place on April 17, 2019, during a breakfast meeting at Kampala Serena […]

News • April 17, 2019

Validation meeting of the pre-feasibility study report under the sustainable energy-water solutions for medium to large scale irrigation of commercial farming in Uganda

On April 17, 2019, the GGGI Uganda office organized a validation meeting to present the pre-feasibility study report of the ongoing study under the sustainable energy-water solutions for medium to large scale irrigation of commercial farming in Uganda. The workshop was presided over by the Hon. Minister of State for Environment, Hon. Mary Goretti Kitutu, […]

News • November 30, 2018

ISO 50001:2011 training conducted for 15 Uganda Energy Auditors

In a bid to promote Energy Efficiency, GGGI supported the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) with funds to organize ISO 50001:2011 International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA) Certification Training. This training is expected to lead to the certification of competent energy efficiency auditors, according to ISO 50001 standard, […]

News • November 27, 2018

GGGI Trains 25 policy Analysts on Regulatory Best Practices (RBP) Training for Green Growth Policies Development

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has been supporting the Government of Uganda to mainstream Green Growth principles into the development of policies and strategies. So far, GGGI has supported the development of green policy and strategy development work in Uganda to include among others the Development of a Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy to […]

News • November 9, 2018

GGGI organizes a kick-off meeting to launch a Sustainable Energy-Water Solution for a Medium to Large-scale Irrigation of Commercial Farming in Kampala

November 9, Kampala – GGGI organized a kick-off meeting to launch a Sustainable Energy-Water Solution for a Medium to Large-scale Irrigation of Commercial Farming in Kampala today. The meeting was chaired by Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment and other relevant ministries, including the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, the Ministry of Finance, Planning […]

Projects

Project
Thematic Areas
Project Reference Profiles – Global(MRV1) Development of GHGs Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)
Start Date Q1 May 11 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 26,524
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Uganda(UG3) Sustainable Energy-Water Solution for Med-Large Irrigation of Commercial Farming
Start Date Q1 Mar 7 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 270,192
Status Active
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Uganda(UG4) Catalyzing the Solar Home Systems Market: Strategic & Policy Interventions
Start Date Q1 March 6 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 944,900
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Uganda(UG13) Readiness Support to strengthen Uganda’s engagement with the GCF
Start Date Q1 Feb 26 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 700,593
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Uganda(UG07) Increasing Solid Waste Diversion and Recycling in Kampala
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 35,461
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Uganda(UG16) Uganda Green Investment Facility
Start Date Q1 May 23 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 13,098
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Uganda(UG18) Greening the National Development Plan (NDP) III
Start Date Q1 Aug 16 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 31,296
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Project
Countries
Sustainable Energy-Water Solution for Medium to Large Scale Irrigation of Commercial Farming in Uganda
Start Date Q1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 290,166
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Countries
Catalyzing the Solar Home Systems (SHS) market to benefit low-income, urban households in two secondary cities
Start Date Q1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,118,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Uganda (UG19) Readiness Support to strengthen Uganda’s engagement with the GCF
Start Date Q1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 700,593
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Project
Countries
Unleashing the Potential of Uganda’s Economy through Green Growth
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 2,615,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique
Report
Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation

Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

UGGDS- IMPLEMENTATION ROADMAP Uganda  • Cross Cutting
Report
UGGDS- IMPLEMENTATION ROADMAP

Uganda  • Cross Cutting

UGANDA GREEN GROWTH DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY Uganda  • Cross Cutting
Report
UGANDA GREEN GROWTH DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

Uganda  • Cross Cutting

Kampala Municipal Solid Waste Value Chain Mapping Green Cities  • Uganda
Report
Kampala Municipal Solid Waste Value Chain Mapping

Green Cities  • Uganda

Value Chain Analysis Report and Investment Options on MSWM in Kampala Green Cities  • Uganda
Report
Value Chain Analysis Report and Investment Options on MSWM in Kampala

Green Cities  • Uganda

GGGI, Government of Uganda, NCE, and EPRC Launch a Macro Economic Analysis of the Potential of Green Growth in Uganda Report Uganda  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI, Government of Uganda, NCE, and EPRC Launch a Macro Economic Analysis of the Potential of Green Growth in Uganda Report

Uganda  • Cross Cutting

GGGI In-Country Staff

Dagmar Zwebe

Country Representative, Uganda

George Asiimwe

Senior Officer - Senior Urban Specialist