Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes
Start Date Q1  July 2020
End Date q1 July 2023
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 5,532,179
Budget Percentage 0.04%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 263,636.
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD)
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) European Union
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Waste
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
GGGI Project Code : UG 15
Project Manager and Staff +
Dagmar Zwebe

Country Representative, Uganda

Ronald McGill

Project Lead, Greening Uganda's Urbanization and Industrialization

Mariah Kizza

Associate, Finance and Administration/ Communication

George Asiimwe

Senior Officer - Senior Urban Specialist

Project Description

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 that Uganda is achieving maximum benefits from a Green Growth pathway.
The project impact objective is: “Uganda achieves strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth”, GGGI measures this through its Strategic Objective Indicators (S0Is):  1) GHG emission reduction, 2) creation of green jobs, 3) increased access to sustainable services, 4) improved air quality, and
5) enhanced adaptation to climate change. This will be delivered through a set of outputs and supporting activities all aimed at the acceleration of green investment (public and private) in Uganda.
The Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (UGGDS) provides additional guidance to ensure that these SOIs are attained in a sustainable manner. It estimates that full implementation of its interventions (green growth scenario) will enhance national GDP by 10 percent, deliver an additional 4 million green jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent relative to the conventional growth pathway.

Key Project Outcomes

OUTCOME 1: Green City Development is pursued and demonstrated.
OUTCOME 2: Green Industrialization is pursued and demonstrated.
OUTCOME 3: Efficient and effective waste management is pursued and
OUTCOME 4: Green Growth integrated into the National Development
Plan’s planning and budgeting.