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 Institute, in its Country Planning Framework for Uganda (2017-2021), commits to contribute to the mobilization of green investments; expansion of national electricity access by boosting investment in off-grid renewable energy and energy efficiency; and improve investments, competitiveness and climate proof cities to enhance sustainable services, green jobs, reduced poverty and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, GGGI commits to promote climate resilient agriculture; sustainable energy-water solutions for irrigation based on the integrated water resource management principles; and fecal sludge and waste water management for improved sanitation.

The Director General during his visit shall pay courtesy to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA); the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED), Ministry of Water and Environment (MoWE), and Development Partners like European Union, KOICA, DFID, Norwagian Embassy and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The visit is expected to raise the urgency of the need to prioritize the interventions outlined in the UGGDS especially as the GoU embarks on the National Development Plan three (NDPIII) development.

Uganda is currently a partner to GGGI and is in the advanced stages of accessing membership and therefore, is expected to be admitted as a full member in the next joint Assembly and council session in October 2019.

The Director General shall be accompanied by Dagmar Zwebe, the new Country Representative of the GGGI Uganda office.


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About the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization that supports developing country governments transition to a model of economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. GGGI delivers programs in 27 partner countries, both member and non-member, with technical support, capacity building, policy planning & implementation, and by helping to build a pipeline of bankable green investment projects. GGGI has 28 Member countries from developed, developing countries, including Small Island Developing States, from South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia and the Pacific regions.