UG64 The Green Buildings Development in Uganda’s Secondary Cities through Policy, Entrepreneurial and Business Practice Support Project – Soroti City

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO5 Supply of ecosystem services ensured, SO6 Enhanced adaptation to climate change
Start Date Q1  January 2023
End Date q1 31st December 2024
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Budget Percentage %
Actual Expenditure (USD) 299,588
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD)
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Uganda Investment Authority, Uganda Freezones Authority and National Building Review Board.
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy and the Entrepreneurship for Impact (E4Impact) Foundation
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
  • Circular Economy
  • Green Jobs

Project Overview

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with Entrepreneurship for Impact (E4Impact) Foundation will implement a capacity-building support project for Green Buildings in Soroti City Uganda. The project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Corporation, Italy. The project has been designed to enhance business models, plans, and guidelines for addressing the pressures of development, urbanization and climatic change, notably in the building sector. This is to create climate-resilient cities to showcase regional projects driven by greenprenuers and municipalities. Innovative solutions and bold entrepreneurs are needed to respond to the challenges of green buildings. The  project is a continued effort to increase the adoption of the green growth model among SMEs/MSMEs in the green building sector, as well as to enhance the capacity of entrepreneurs to develop and sustain eco businesses. This will contribute to local economic development while addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Project Impact

Institutional capacity strengthening through the adoption of an entrepreneurial and green development process.


Project Objectives

  • Green entrepreneurship: Create a sustainable entrepreneur base in the green building sector at the local level.
  • Financial support to Greenpreneurs: MSMEs/SMEs and entrepreneurs in the green building sector have access to finance.
  • Secondary city level capacity strengthening: The city council/ municipalities have improved green urban planning and green building policies in place.

Project Results

  • Green Entrepreneurship Training.
  • Financial support for Green Entrepreneurs.
  • Secondary city-level capacity strengthening.