Global Programs

Safeguards, Poverty Reduction, Social Inclusion and Gender

At the heart of the inclusive green growth agenda are benefits to people and communities. Ensuring that no one is left behind in the shift towards a green economy is a sustainable development challenge that requires deliberate strategy and action throughout all stages in policy, program and project development. GGGI’s Sustainability, Gender and Safeguards program brings together national green growth plans, thematic strategies and innovative finance in contribution to poverty reduction (SDG 1), gender equality (SDG 5), and reduced inequalities (SDG 10) and works together with partners to support shared metrics for a just transition to inclusive green growth.
GGGI has put in place strategies and policies to implement its commitment to international standards for environmental and social sustainability to ensure that potential risks to people and planet are identified and minimized, and that opportunities for positive impacts are maximized.

Theory of Change: Safeguards, Poverty Reduction, Social Inclusion and Gender

Tackling the structural root causes of poverty, gender inequalities and social exclusion requires bold leadership and multi-sectoral policy solutions. GGGI supports government partners to engage broad stakeholders to develop inclusive green growth policies, which take into account how green growth planning and implementation efforts impact men, women, boys and girls differently. Through GGGI’s four core thematic areas, it offers policy solutions that create green jobs and improved access to basic and sustainable services such as water, energy, urban infrastructure and natural capital. This, in combination with innovative financial instruments and vehicles that are designed to promote gender equality, poverty reduction and inclusion, GGGI aims to bring affordable and clean technology solutions that improve people’s livelihoods and the environment.

News

News • November 15, 2019

Department of Nariño: Green Growth Potential Assessment (GGPA) results

 On October 8, 2019, the GGGI team successfully delivered the results of the Green Growth Potential Assessment (GGPA) for the Colombian Department of Nariño. The results, published in a comprehensive report, were presented in the Forum: “Challenges and opportunities for green growth and forest conservation,” an event co-organized by GGGI, the Norwegian Embassy, and three regional […]

News • September 19, 2019

New Times : “Rwanda to get gold rated green complex”

19 September 2019 , as Rwanda positions itself to become a regional technology, financial services and conference hub, demand for the right infrastructure is growing. Ultimate Developers Limited (UDL), one of the market leaders in real estate, says it is responding to that need and will soon make Rwanda home to Africa’s first gold-rated green, […]

News • September 18, 2019

GGGI joined Ethiopia Green Legacy Campaign to plant 200 million tree seedlings in a day

In 2019, the Ethiopia government, led by Prime Minster Dr. Abiy Ahmed, launched the ambitious Green Legacy campaign that set a milestone to plant 200 million tree seedlings within 12 hours as integral part of an annual target to plant 4 billion tree seedlings. July 29, 2019 was declared to be Green Legacy day, which […]

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 23, 2019

GGGI and RHA give insight on Rwanda’s Green Building Initiatives with experts from 10 countries in Africa

Kigali, Rwanda – On 16th August 2019, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) with Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) jointly shared Rwanda’s Green Building Minimum Compliance System at the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) Africa Regional Network Webinar focusing on green growth initiatives in the building and construction sector of Rwanda. The webinar was organized by the ICLEI […]

News • July 22, 2019

Ministry of Infrastructure and GGGI invite key stakeholders to discuss Public Space agenda in Rwanda

The Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) in collaboration with GGGI hosted Thematic Sector Working Group Meeting on Public Spaces. Sector Working Groups are set as a mechanism in Rwanda to prepare yearly forward looking Joint Sector Review that monitors activities within the sector. As an introduction to the urbanization sector in Rwanda , the first Thematic […]

News • July 8, 2019

Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness and preparatory support to implement Green City Development Projects in Rwanda’s Secondary Cities

11th July, at the Kigali Convention Center,  the GCF readiness project closure workshop was held to communicate the knowledge acquired, and share lessons learnt from implementing the GCF readiness project and highlight the way forward ,with a dialogue to receive input from the participants. The workshop organized in collaboration with  Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), […]

News • June 14, 2019

Burkina Faso Minister of Environment ,Green Economy and Climate Change conduct GCF study tour in Kigali, Rwanda

Burkina Faso is aware of the importance of green growth development which is fundamental to supporting the transition and increasing opportunities.  The Government has highlighted several obstacles related to (i) limited technical capacity of actors at all levels; (ii) the lack of sustainable and appropriate financial mechanisms to support the transition to green growth; and […]

News • June 5, 2019

Beating Air pollution before it beats us

Air pollution is a chronic disease and a silent killer.  We need to anticipate it and proactively address it head on before it overtakes us. In April 2019  it was time for me to relocate to Kigali from Seoul, I was happy to move away from Seoul’s deteriorating air quality. While living in Korea, a […]

News • May 29, 2019

Nariño commits on Nature Tourism for Achieving Green Growth

On May 22, 2019, the Global Green Growth Institute – GGGI, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway and in articulation with the Tourism Director Office and the Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Government of Nariño, gathered approximately  260 key stakeholders from the tourism sector value chain and […]

News • May 10, 2019

Rwanda Cabinet approves Green Building Minimum Compliance System

The Government of Rwanda in the cabinet meeting held on 3rd April 2019 approved the Ministerial Order determining Urban planning and Building regulations. The Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System which is an Annex to the Ministerial Order along with the revised Rwanda Building Code. The Ministerial Order and the supporting green building annex were officially […]

News • April 15, 2019

GGGI and ECREEE ink an MoU on Green Growth Cooperation in West Africa

On April 5, on the sidelines of SEERA219, GGGI and the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) held a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony to cooperate on promoting green growth in West Africa. The ceremony was co-chaired by Dr. Bachir Ismael Ouedraogo, Minister of Energy of Burkina Faso, Dr. Mahamadou Tounkara, GGGI’s […]

News • April 15, 2019

The GGGI Burkina Faso team meets with the President and the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso on the sidelines of SEERA2019

Ouagadougou, April 4-7 – Under a delegation led by Batio Bassiere, Minister of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change, GGGI represented by Mr. Mahamadou Tounkara, Director of Strategy, Partnerships and Communications; Mr. Malle Fofana, Country Representative for Burkina Faso (OIC); and Lamine Ouedraogo, Senior Officer met with His Excellency Marie Joseph Christophe Dabiré, Prime Minister […]

News • April 8, 2019

Citizens participate in the Design Process for Green & Public Space in Nyagatare

Cities are considered to a critical role to play in transitioning from resource inefficient patterns of growth and increasing access to services, and in so doing, supporting the transition to green growth. In 2018 , the  Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA), and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) undertook citywide public […]

News • April 2, 2019

Colombian Congress approves bill that turns the Establishment Agreement of the Global Green Growth Institute into law

April 2, 2019, Bogota, Colombia – The GGGI Colombia team attended the fourth plenary session and last debate of the House of Representatives where the Establishment Agreement for the Global Green Growth Institute was successfully approved by the Colombian Congress.  During this session, honorable representative German Alcides Blanco Alvarez highlighted the importance of adopting this […]

News • March 15, 2019

“Palawena” (women of Palawan, Philippines) in action to build climate resilient communities

March 15, 2019, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines – GGGI celebrated International Women’s Month by empowering a group of climate champions in Palawan. 300 women leaders of Palawan were engaged to take on imminent climate challenges affecting women and children at the Provincial Government of Palawan’s celebration of this year’s women’s month from March 11 […]

News • February 28, 2019

Brooke’s Point, Palawan Tested out Electric Tricycle: Climate Resilient Green Growth is now in action

February 28, Manila – GGGI structured a grant deal arrangement as a form of providing 50 units of electric tricycles (valued at USD 455,000) to the Brooke’s Point Municipality, Province of Palawan in the Philippines. The grant was made through the Asian Development Bank-funded electric trikes project of the Department of Energy (DOE), envisioning to […]

News • February 14, 2019

GGGI hosts UN-Habitat’s Executive Director at the ‘Inclusive Cities Talk’ in Kigali, Rwanda

The 3rd National Urban Forum  held in Kigali, Rwanda from February 6-7 was organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure with partner organizations UN-Habitat, World Bank, GGGI, Enabel – Belgium Development Agency, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and International Growth Center (IGC). The gathering set up to evaluate what has previously been done in […]

News • February 8, 2019

Advocating for Green Cities and Green Buildings during the “Urban Walk” in Kigali

As a parallel event to the Third National Urban Forum, GGGI in partnership with the City of Kigali and the University of Rwanda, led an “Urban Walk” in Kigali on 8th February 2019. In 2018, GGGI launched “Urban Walk” initiative in Rwanda to bring awareness on the importance of green cities and green buildings to […]

News • February 7, 2019

Rwanda Climate Change, Urban Resilience and Green Cities at the Forefront during the 3rd National Urban Forum 2019

  At the third National Urban Forum we had an expected 300 urban experts in Kigali from 6-7 February examining previous work of the Government and partners in urban sector and setting new suggestions on how Rwanda ought to accomplish its objective of 35 percent urbanization rate by 2024. The Honourable Minister of Infrastructure, Claver […]

Reports

GGGI-IMELS Contribution Agreement Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
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GGGI-IMELS Contribution Agreement

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Renewable Energy

Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
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Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 (Khmer version) Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
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Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 (Khmer version)

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
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Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Misión de Crecimiento Verde (Español) Colombia  • Cross Cutting
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Misión de Crecimiento Verde (Español)

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Colombia Brochure 2018 Colombia  • Cross Cutting
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GGGI Colombia Brochure 2018

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

Green Certification of the Bugesera Airport – Fact Sheet Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
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Green Certification of the Bugesera Airport – Fact Sheet

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Fact Sheet Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
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GGGI Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Fact Sheet

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Rwanda Green Cities Project Fact Sheet Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
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GGGI Rwanda Green Cities Project Fact Sheet

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Rwanda Public Bicycle Sharing – Project Fact Sheet Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
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Rwanda Public Bicycle Sharing – Project Fact Sheet

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

3rd National Urban Forum Rwanda- Background Paper Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
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3rd National Urban Forum Rwanda- Background Paper

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Green Growth Potential Assessment – Cambodia Report Cambodia  • Cross Cutting
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Green Growth Potential Assessment – Cambodia Report

Cambodia  • Cross Cutting

The Economic, Social and Enviromental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
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The Economic, Social and Enviromental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia

Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Summary of Vietnam Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
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Summary of Vietnam Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Pro Poor, Inclusive Green Growth: Experience and a New Agenda Cross Cutting
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Pro Poor, Inclusive Green Growth: Experience and a New Agenda

Cross Cutting

Social Dimensions of Climate Change
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Social Dimensions of Climate Change

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