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Strategic Research

Green growth is about quality and sustenance of growth, and is a pathway to sustainable development. As such, it is necessary that green growth interventions are able to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) aspirations with strong national context. Alternatively, given the growth imperative, well-designed and interlinked climate action and SDG implementation programs should be drivers of green and inclusive growth. The challenge here is to articulate this link between green growth, NDC and SDGs that would enable designing effective green growth interventions by development entities like GGGI.

In relation to this, sufficient and systematic understanding on countries’ NDC and SDG implementation readiness levels, especially in developing countries, is important for effective resource allocation for green growth programs. Scaling up climate and private sector financing in key green growth sectors also remains a challenge in developing countries – here translating countries’ NDC (and SDG) targets to implementable roadmaps and viable pipeline of projects remain crucial.

At sectoral level, energy and transport are major sectors of focus in developing and developed countries alike for their disproportionate impacts/links to all three pillars of green growth – economic growth, environmental protection, and social inclusion. Within these, renewable energy, energy efficiency and electric and sustainable mobility are rapidly developing and increasingly inter-linked technology fronts with immense potential for helping countries leapfrog on multiple fronts and realize NDC and SDG goals cost-effectively. Innovations in these areas are poised to be disruptive and impact the way we produce and consume energy and satisfy mobility demands. Primary challenge here is to design strategies with strong local context in order to pave the way for rapid adoption of these technologies.

Theory of Change: Strategic Research

GGGI is working to build evidence base and articulate the link between our strategic activity areas and NDCs and SDGs in context of the countries we operate in. Articulating this link would ensure better identification and design of cost-effective interventions that would simultaneously deliver climate action, key development goals and green economic growth. This will also enable GGGI to design frameworks and indicators for tracking NDC and SDG implementation progress from green growth interventions.

Climate action is a key theme of green growth. GGGI is working to assess NDC readiness levels of our partner countries to help us provide bespoke advisory on NDC implementation. Actionable green interventions and disruptive ideas in the energy and transport sectors are identified by sectoral research and analysis. Going forward, this would also contribute towards improving the quality of NDCs in our partner countries. Our support on NDC roadmap development in partner countries and analysis of sectoral issues would directly result in development of project pipelines and bankable projects, as well as help set and/or ratchet up (sectoral) emission reduction and adaptation targets where required.

Projects

CI01
Countries
CI01 Supporting Direct Access in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
Start Date Q4 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 119,784
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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SN14
Countries
SN14 Solar-Powered Irrigation for Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Senegal River Valley
Start Date Q1 January 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
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SN12
Thematic Areas
Countries
SN12 Energy auditing and capacity building on energy management for five rice mills in the Senegal River Valley
Start Date Q1 January 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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RW23
Countries
RW23 Sustainable Solid and Liquid Waste Management and Valorization in Rwanda’s Green Cities
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 217,165
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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RW20
Thematic Areas
Countries
RW20 GCF Readiness Support to Capacitate Rwanda’s Sub-National Level Actors in Green Growth and Climate Resilience
Start Date Q1 05-07-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 699,940
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
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RW17
Countries
RW17 GCF National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda
Start Date Q1 03-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,823,993
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
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RW22
Countries
RW22 Greening Rwanda’s Existing Public Building Stock
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 169,528
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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PG2
Thematic Areas
Countries
PG2 Papua New Guinea Supporting improved policy settings
Start Date Q1 Sept 10 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 130,225
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA05) Preparatory work for the KOICA project on wastewater and solid waste management
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 49,106
Status Complete
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Countries
MX07 GCF Readiness Support for Mexico
Start Date Q1 Aug 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 798,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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MN04
Thematic Areas
Countries
MN04 Promoting Energy Efficiency and ESCO development in Mongolia
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 347,146
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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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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Thematic Areas
Project Reference Profiles – (TL9) Renewable Energy Transitions
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 190,849
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Thematic Areas
Project Reference Profiles – (TL15) Support for the Research Plan -G20 Background Paper “Green Growth to Achieve the Paris Agreement”
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 10,000
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Thematic Areas
Project Reference Profiles – (TL13) Macro-Economic Analysis
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 287,757
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – UAE(AE04) UAE National Air Emissions Monitoring Project
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 210,568
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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RW15
Thematic Areas
Countries
RW15 IMELS-GGGI Contribution Agreement – Phase 2
Start Date Q1 May 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 114,753
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Thematic Areas
Countries
MX02 Improving public transportation systems
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 590,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Transport
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Countries
MX01 Sonora Green Growth Strategy
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 450,000
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Sustainable Transport
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News

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 1, 2021

Going green: Volkswagen Rwanda unveils new motor charging station

Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda on Tuesday, March 30, unveiled a new charging station, thanks to a partnership between the company, Siemens and Radisson Blue Hotel. The new facility is located at Kigali Convention Centre and becomes the second of the kind after the one established in Kigali Special Economic Zone. According to Serge Kamuhinda, the […]

News • February 21, 2021

GGGI and GIZ Partner to Increase Energy Efficiency and Access to Finance (including climate finance) for Rice Mills in the Senegal River Valley

In the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the agri-food sector represents one of the main pillars of the economy as it plays an important role in food security, employs around 55% of the population and contributes to about 30% of GDP per year. However, the sector faces many difficulties including the excessive use […]

News • December 7, 2020

GGGI Rwanda Co-Organizes African Mobility Month

Globally, transport contributes to 16.2% of total GHG emissions. Overall, GHG emissions from the transport sector have doubled since 1970. The majority of these emissions come from road transport due to of petrol and diesel by cars, trucks, motorcycles, and buses. In Rwanda, transport accounts for 13% of all GHG emissions and is expected to […]

News • November 9, 2020

Workshop on incorporation of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion across the outcomes and outputs of the GCF NAP Project on Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda

27th Oct 2020 , GGGI as the delivery partner and Rwanda Environment management Authority (REMA) as the National Designated Authority for Green Climate Finance (GCF) in Rwanda , collaborated in organizing the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Workshop for the GCF National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in […]

News • October 28, 2020

Rwanda hosts the 3rd virtual Business to Business webinar between Italy and Rwanda to discuss vailable opportunities for private sector to enhance green growth and sustainable development in both countries

15th Oct 2020 , Kigali Rwanda, the Global Green Growth Institute-Rwanda in collaboration with Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) organized the 3rd virtual Business to Business (B2B) webinar. Rwanda and Italy Business to Business exchanges are to enhance green growth in both countries , with over 240 participants it was a successful online discuss. The […]

News • September 30, 2020

GCF (NAP) National Adaptation Plan project on building flood resilience capacities in Rwanda

The National Adaptation Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda approved in January 2020, building on current measures, strategies and policies, will coordinate different government agencies and targeted multi-stakeholders for effective flood and landslide planning and prevention in Rwanda’s most vulnerable zones. As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept through much of […]

News • September 29, 2020

Validation Workshop on Methodologies for the Investment Analysis in Mangrove Ecosystems

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar; September 2, 2020 – GGGI organized a workshop on “Validation of Methodologies for the Investment Analysis in Mangrove Ecosystems in the Ayeyarwady Region” on September 2, at the Environmental Conservation Department in Nay Pyi Taw. The workshop was organized as part of the World Bank funded project on the Analysis of […]

News • September 29, 2020

Pumps Solarization for Agriculture: Joint Mission GGGI, FONSIS, SAED in the valley down Senegal river

                                                                       September 21-23, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), FONSIS, & SAED went on a joint mission to local agricultural installations in rice-farming irrigated gardens in the valley located down the Senegal river. THE VISIT : Sites : In Dagana, 120 KM from Saint Louis and north of Senegal, a […]

News • September 2, 2020

Rwandan Circular Economy business model selected to compete globally in the 2020 Greenpreneurs Program

Youth entrepreneurship and engagement are critical to the long-term sustainability of green growth. As part of ongoing work in Rwanda, GGGI works to support and amplify the initiatives of young, emerging leaders combining climate action and sustainable business models to develop new products and services. Since establishing the Rwanda Country office in 2015, GGGI has […]

News • September 2, 2020

A Communication sub-committee created for The Plastic Waste Project Management in Touba

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, the Touba local coordination committee for the plastic waste management project appointed communication sub-committee members for the Behavior Change & Communication Campaign. The event offered the  opportunity for local actors to become informed on the project progress status. The ceremony was chaired by sub-prefect deputy of Ndame district with opening […]

News • July 10, 2020

GGGI Senegal hosted webinar on “Designing policy approaches under the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement : First Stage Report Presentation”

On 7 July 2020, GGGI Senegal hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (Directorate of Environment and Classified Establishments) and the National Committee for Climate Change ( COMNACC ) on Designing policy approaches under the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Under the Paris Agreement, all signatory countries are […]

News • May 8, 2020

Reducing operation costs and creating green jobs post COVID-19 Pandemic for the affected tourism industry in Rwanda

Before global pandemic of COVID-19, tourism was the biggest and fastest growing economic sector. The United Nations World Tourism Organization estimates reveal that in 2020, international tourist arrivals could decline by 20% to 30%, translating into the loss of 300 to 450 US$ billion in international receipts (exports). This is due to border closures and […]

News • May 1, 2020

Why Food Markets Matter During and After a Pandemic

Since December 2019, the global community has been faced with the challenge of limiting the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed the COVID-19 outbreak and declared it a pandemic. Efforts to contain the virus resulted in closing of international borders, with many countries putting measures in […]

News • April 22, 2020

Innovative Solutions in Response to COVID-19: Achieving Post-Pandemic Green Growth in Rwanda

In many parts of the world, the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the fragility of our economies as well as irrefutable truths about the inequalities of unsustainable systems. However, it has also revealed the potential for societies to leverage innovation and technology to improve livelihoods while minimizing anthropogenic causes of environmental degradation. For example, investments […]

News • March 3, 2020

One-day Consultative Workshop in Morocco on Policy Approaches under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

Rabat, Morocco February 11, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in close collaboration with the Department of Environment within the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment and with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment organized a one-day consultation workshop on Policy Approaches under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. The […]

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 26, 2020

Validation Workshop on “3Returns Model and Framework – an Investment Case for Coastal Landscape Mangrove Restoration in Myanmar” conducted on February 20-21 in Nay Pyi Taw

GGGI organized a two-day validation workshop on “3Returns Model and Framework – an Investment Case for Coastal Landscape Mangrove Restoration in Myanmar” on February 20-21, 2020 at Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. The objective of the workshop was to present and validate the concept of the 3Returns Model and Framework which is a […]

News • January 31, 2020

Socialization session “Nature-Based Tourism Strategic Plan for Nariño”

Nariño, December 19 – The session aimed to socialize the results of the “Nature-Based Tourism Strategic Plan for Nariño” developed by SMA Tourism. The strategy seeks to strengthen nature-based tourism as a green growth sector in the region making sustainable use of its biodiversity and beautiful landscapes, promoting social inclusion and economic development. The event […]

News • January 27, 2020

Engineers from IER trained on Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and Templates at the Continuous Professional Development Workshop

Kigali, Rwanda – On 22nd January 2020, GGGI with Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) conducted a capacity building on the Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and excel-based green building minimum compliance templates for the Institution of Engineers Rwanda (IER) at the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Workshop. The workshop was organized by IER in partnership with […]

Reports

Монгол Улсын ногоон эрчим хүчний систем, эрчим хүчний хэмнэлт, үр ашгийн хөгжил Mongolia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Монгол Улсын ногоон эрчим хүчний систем, эрчим хүчний хэмнэлт, үр ашгийн хөгжил

Mongolia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Development of Green Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency in Mongolia Mongolia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Development of Green Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency in Mongolia

Mongolia  • Cross Cutting

Green Growth Simulation Tool Phase 1 – Concept, Methods and Applications Green Growth Index  • Index  • Simulation Tool  • Green Growth Simulation Tool  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Growth Simulation Tool Phase 1 – Concept, Methods and Applications

Green Growth Index  • Index  • Simulation Tool  • Green Growth Simulation Tool  • Cross Cutting  • green growth

Assessment and Main Findings on the Green Growth Index flagship-publications  • Insight Briefs  • Cross Cutting
Report
Assessment and Main Findings on the Green Growth Index

flagship-publications  • Insight Briefs  • Cross Cutting

Assessment of complementarities between GGGI’s Green Growth Index and UNEP’s Green Economy Progress Index Cross Cutting
Report
Assessment of complementarities between GGGI’s Green Growth Index and UNEP’s Green Economy Progress Index

Cross Cutting

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

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Nyarugenge Pension Plaza Kigali, Rwanda Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Nyarugenge Pension Plaza Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI’s services on supporting the development of LT-LEDS Caribbean  • Pacific  • Republic of Korea  • Fiji  • Ethiopia
Report
GGGI’s services on supporting the development of LT-LEDS

Caribbean  • Pacific  • Republic of Korea  • Fiji  • Ethiopia  • México  • Cross Cutting

Green Deals to Accelerate Climate Action Post-COVID-19 (Insight Brief No. 3) flagship-publications  • Insight Briefs  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Deals to Accelerate Climate Action Post-COVID-19 (Insight Brief No. 3)

flagship-publications  • Insight Briefs  • Cross Cutting

Can GGGI weather the COVID-19 storm and support its members in greening recovery? DG Progress Report 2020 Cross Cutting
Report
Can GGGI weather the COVID-19 storm and support its members in greening recovery? DG Progress Report 2020

Cross Cutting

Benchmarking des initiatives internationales de valorisation des déchets plastiques Senegal  • Green Cities
Report
Benchmarking des initiatives internationales de valorisation des déchets plastiques

Senegal  • Green Cities

Regional Inclusive Green Economy Training – Rwanda Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Regional Inclusive Green Economy Training – Rwanda

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Mapping of Public Spaces in Kigali: Towards City-Wide Public Space Strategy Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Mapping of Public Spaces in Kigali: Towards City-Wide Public Space Strategy

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

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

Tracking Increase in Women’s Employment in the Renewable Energy Sector Under NDC targets Rwanda  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting
Report
Tracking Increase in Women’s Employment in the Renewable Energy Sector Under NDC targets

Rwanda  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting

Employment Assessment of Renewable Energy: Power sector pathways compatible with NDCs and national energy plans Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Rwanda  • Indonesia  • México
Report
Employment Assessment of Renewable Energy: Power sector pathways compatible with NDCs and national energy plans

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Rwanda  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Bio-based Value Chain Analysis for Sustainable Mangrove Restoration, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar Myanmar  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Bio-based Value Chain Analysis for Sustainable Mangrove Restoration, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar

Myanmar  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Assessment on : understanding the needs of women working at markets in Musanze. Rwanda  • Green Cities
Report
Assessment on : understanding the needs of women working at markets in Musanze.

Rwanda  • Green Cities

3rd NUF outcome report “Implementing New Urban Agenda” Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
3rd NUF outcome report “Implementing New Urban Agenda”

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy

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