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
Dagmar Zwebe

Country Representative, Uganda

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

European Union

Green Climate Fund

Embassy of Netherlands

Hungarian Government

Danish Embassy

NDC Partnership and Global Green Growth Institute

Korea International Cooperation Agency

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Ministry of Water and Environment

Kampala Capital City Authority

National Planning Authority

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development

National Environment Management Authority

Climate Change Department

 

 

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 • February 2, 2021

GGGI inks an MoU with Makerere University to advance research and capacity development in Greening Urbanization

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Makerere University (MUK), the country’s oldest university, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 25, 2021 to establish a knowledge and engagement platform for building capacity for present and future leaders in greening urbanization. The MoU was signed by the Uganda Country representative of GGGI and the […]

News • February 2, 2021

GGGI signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Green Building Council Uganda

GGGI Uganda and the Green Building Council (GBC) signed an MOU on Cooperation for Green City Development under a project intended to Green Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization in four secondary cities. These are Arua, Gulu, Mbarara and Jinja, all of which have significant development challenges. In particular, the MoU seeks to support the incorporation of […]

News • January 18, 2021

Project Brochure: Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization

The project aims to promote sustainable development and inclusive Green Growth in Uganda by  focusing on green city development, green industrialization, efficient waste management and Green Growth Integration into planning and budgeting. This is to ensure Uganda is achieving maximum benefits from a Green Growth pathway . The project impact objective is: “Uganda achieves strong, […]

News • January 7, 2021

Success of Greenpreneurs in Uganda: A tenure of transcendence!

The Greenpreneurs program is a joint initiative by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Student Energy and the Youth Climate Lab. Through the 12-week global business accelerator and competition, the program identifies and recognizes the efforts of young persons from developing and emerging economies, that are leading positive change that impacts their communities in the […]

News • January 7, 2021

PEEC Energy, Uganda Scoops 2020 GGGI Greenpreneurs Award

Access to clean and affordable energy lies at the heart of the sustainable development goals and is a prerequisite as well as a footstep for inclusive socio-economic transformation. Roughly 30 million Ugandans still lack access to affordable electricity and about 84% live in rural areas and are predominantly low-income earners. Despite several off-grid solar connections […]

News • December 17, 2020

Five years since the Paris Agreement: The race to net zero is on

Frank Rijsberman, Ingvild Solvang, Kristin Deason, Julie Godin, Hanh Le, Siddhartha Nauduri, and Marcel Silvius, Global Green Growth Institute   In the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are both challenges and opportunities in ensuring that COP26, a UN climate change summit, builds confidence in the Paris Agreement as an effective tool to avoid climate […]

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 […]

Projects

UG22
Countries
UG22 NDC Partnership Economic Advisory Support
Start Date Q1 21st January 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 190,000
Status Active
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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
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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
View
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
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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
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report
Report
Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets

Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Saint Lucia  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Hungary  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions

Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Qatar  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • 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  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Fiji  • India
Report
Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Indonesia  • México  • 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