KH12 Green City Capacity Development

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO3 Increased access to sustainable services
Start Date Q3  20190601
End Date q4 20201231
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 86,668
Budget Percentage 100%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 104,960
Status Complete
GGGI Share (USD) 104,960
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) National Council for Sustainable Development, Phnom Penh Capital Hall
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Core funded
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
GGGI Project Code :
Project Manager and Staff +

Project context, objectives and description

GGGI Cambodia has supported government and city authorities in Cambodia in developing a “Sustainable City Plan for Phnom Penh” (approved) and a “Sustainable City Strategic Plan for Secondary Cities” (in the final stages of approval). The Plans propose a holistic concept of green urban economic growth, social inclusion and resilience – addressing a broad range of urban issues including energy, transport, building and public space, solid waste, drainage and wastewater. 

GGGI Cambodia will support implementation of these plans through different means: 

i.) Policy and investment advice on sanitation, waste management, energy efficiency and waste to energy (see the other KH PINs and project ideas, core and earmarked) in line with the sustainable city plans. 

ii.) Capacity Development support to enable cities to take forward the implementation of sustainable city plans independently. 

One of the main challenges raised by the government counterparts is the lack of knowledge and capacity of government officials, particularly city officials, on green growth and green city development, planning and implementation; thereby, causing difficulty for the plans to be implemented effectively and efficiently.  

The project objective is to improve knowledge and enhance the capacity of municipal officials of Phnom Penh and the seven targeted secondary cities to undertake green city development and implementation and promote green city investment projects development. This project is aligned with IO3. Improved multi-directional knowledge sharing and learning to empower local and external agents necessary to drive green growth processes in partner governments. 

The GCCD project is in line with the NCSD’s long-term strategic planning framework 2018-2023 and its vision and mission to build the capacity and extend knowledge of government officials in sustainable/green city development. The proposed GCCD project aims to promote the implementation of the Sustainable City Development Plan of Phnom Penh and of the Seven Secondary Cities. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: Urban planning and development in Phnom Penh and the targeted 7 secondary cities is stimulated with the concept of green growth model, and this contribute to increase access to sustainable services. 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies: 

Policy Assignments: 

  • Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan launched 
  • Sub Technical Working Group on Sustainable Cities formally established by NCSD including national, provincial and municipal authorities.  
  • Green Office and Green Event Initiative: concept note for mainstreaming contextualized GGGI guidelines throughout RCG institutions was reviewed by NCSD

ii. Green Investments: 

  • GGGI and Phnom Penh identified green city projects for inclusion in the city’s next 5Years Development Plan and 3-Years Rolling Investment Plan.  

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: 

  • 1 training workshop on green city capacity development 
  • 1 knowledge product – a training module based on the GGGI global module and contextualized to the Cambodian context.  

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Karolien Casaer 

Chantharo Khan, Jerome Fakhry, Putheary Kuy, Sut Samedy