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 0.3%
Green Jobs 2,000,000
Sustainable Services 0
Air Quality 0
Ecosystem Services 0
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change 0

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 (MoFPED) including the National Designated Authority (NDA)

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD)

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD)

Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE)

Ministry of Works and Transport (MoWT)

Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)

Ministry of Trade Cooperatives and Industry (MoTCI)

Ministry of Local Government (MoLG)

Climate Change Department (CCD)

National Planning Authority (NPA)

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)

Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)

Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Uganda Development Bank Limited (UDBL or UDB)

Plus district and municipal governments (Mbarara, Gulu, Soroti, Jinja, Arua)

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 20, 2021

MEET THE 2021 NOMINATED GREENPRENEUR FROM UGANDA – MR. PHILIP MUKURU

Each year, the best submissions from each participating country are selected to participate in the Greenpreneurs program. This twelve-week program is a global business accelerator and competition. It recognizes the efforts of young people from developing countries in the fields of sustainable energy; water and sanitation; sustainable landscapes; and green city development. Mr. Mukuru is […]

News • June 28, 2021

Green Industrialization: A Socioeconomic Imperative for Uganda’s Sustainable Growth

As Uganda embarks on accelerating its economic development, the Government is taking conscious steps to ensure that growth is socially inclusive and that the protection of the environment is upheld. The Uganda Vision 2040 states that “Ugandans desire a green economy and clean environment where the ecosystem is sustainably managed, and the liveability of the […]

News • May 17, 2021

Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Project Brochure Supported by the EU

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, inclusive […]

News • May 17, 2021

Newly Elected City Leaders of Gulu, Arua, Jinja, Mbarara and Soroti inducted on Greening of Cities and Industries

Uganda is currently experiencing rapid urbanization estimated at 20% and by 2050 will be among the most urbanized countries in Africa (GoU, 2017). In Uganda, urbanization has been looked at as a prerequisite for the country to achieve upper- middle income status as part of achieving vision 2040.  Despite the benefits being experienced from the […]

News • May 4, 2021

Green and Resilient Recovery Brochure

In partnership with Members and peers, GGGI has developed a flexible model and service offering to stimulate Green and Resilient Recovery based on international best practices and insights.   Click here to download WEB version. Click here to download PRINT version.

News • May 4, 2021

Induction of elected local government leaders in the beneficiary local government on the greening Uganda’s urbanization and industrialization project

On May 2 to 6, 2021, the National Planning Authority with technical support from the European Union and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will conduct an induction of elected local government leaders from four (4) newly established districts, and beneficiary local government on the Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization project. The induction will include a […]

News • April 10, 2021

Makerere University Commences implementation of Output 1.4 of Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Project with selecting the Research Themes

On April 8, 2021, Makerere University College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) held a full day workshop at the university’s conference center to establish a research team and select themes for research. The meeting was attended by 22 university researchers and professors as well as representatives from the GGGI. The research topics are […]

News • April 10, 2021

Training Opportunity Call for Applications: StartUp Course 2021 at Entrepreneurship Institute of Africa (EIA)

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have a business or are you interested in starting your own? Courses at Entrepreneurship Institute of Africa (EIA) are the perfect fit! EIA is inviting applications for the StartUp Course – May Cohort 2021, a business fundamental course that supports early-stage entrepreneurs through the stages of business conceptualization, design, […]

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 […]

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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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
View
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
View
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
View

Reports

GGGI Support on NDC Enhancement, Long-term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies, and Green Recovery Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • LT-LEDS  • Cambodia
Report
GGGI Support on NDC Enhancement, Long-term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies, and Green Recovery

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • LT-LEDS  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Climate action  • Hungary  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Uganda  • Climate resilience  • Burkina Faso  • #greengrowth  • México  • Cross Cutting  • NDC  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • climate finance  • Climate Change  • LEDS  • Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)  • Paris Agreement

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  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • Côte 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

Phillip Muwanika

Senior Officer-Green Investment- Private Sector Support.

Global Green Growth Institute

Mariah Kizza

Associate, Finance and Administration/ Communication

Global Green Growth Institute

Ronald McGill

Project Lead, Greening Uganda's Urbanization and Industrialization

Arthur Ssebbugga Kimeze

Senior Climate Finance Technical Officer

Global Green Growth Institute

Fred Tuhairwe

Associate Energy Officer

Global Green Growth Institute

David Sengozi Kyeyune

Sustainable Landscapes and Agriculture Officer

Global Green Growth Institute

Dagmar Zwebe

Country Representative, Uganda

George Asiimwe

Senior Officer - Senior Urban Specialist