Project Reference Profiles – Uganda(UG13) Readiness Support to strengthen Uganda’s engagement with the GCF

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1, SO2, SO4, SO5, SO6
Start Date Q1  Feb 26 2019
End Date q1 Jan 31 2021
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 399,199
Budget Percentage 33%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 133,624.62
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 399,199.25
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Green Climate Fund
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting

Project context, objectives and description

Government of Uganda (GoUplaces high priority in accessing climate finance to assist in addressing its climate change adaptation and mitigation funding needs as articulated in the Nationally Determined Commitments (NDCs). However, limited human and institutional capacity hinders GoU from accessing funding for Uganda’s adaptation and mitigation priority interventions. 

To respond to this issue, the project aims at providing earlystage support to enable the country to access the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and other climate finance sources through the nominated entities. 

GGGI, in partnership the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) which is the National Designated Authority (NDA), is undertaking a two-year GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme (RPSP). The Readiness program builds on Uganda’s earlier efforts to strengthen its engagement with the GCF with the objective of realizing the following: i.) strengthening country capacity by enhancing coordination mechanisms and No Objection Procedure (NOL) following multi-stakeholder input; ii.) supporting the NDA to establish a broad-based multi-stakeholder engagement process; iii.) enabling direct access accreditation for three (3) nominated Direct Access Entities (DAEs) namely; Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and Uganda Development Bank Ltd (UDBL); iv.) preparation for access to finance through development of concept notes climate change mitigation and adaptation projects in priority sectors; and v.) engaging the private sector to improve the availability of finance for climate change projects. 

The project aligns with IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing and institutional frameworks; IO2. Increased green growth investment flows which enable partner governments to implement green growth policies; and IO3. Improved multi-directional knowledge sharing and learning to empower local and external agents necessary to drive green growth processes in partner governments.  

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact:  Increased green finance flows for projects that implement the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (UGGDS). 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019 

i. Green Growth Policies:

  • Total of 3 advisory outputs in the form of a NDA/focal point lead effective coordination mechanism, country programs, including adaptation priorities, developed and continuously updated and the direct access with entity accredited.

ii. Green Investments:N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: 

  • Total of 4 capacity building activities in the form of NDA Coordination Strengthening exchange mission (2) and direct Access Entities -Inception Workshops for GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support (2

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Denis Kangere Asiimwe 

Number of staff provided: Fredrick Barasa and Joshua Elaru 


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Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 350,665
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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