Arthur Ssebbugga-Kimeze is the Project Lead for the Creation of a Transitional Climate Finance Unit in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. This project is supported by the British High Commission to Uganda and GGGI Uganda. He has previously served as a Climate Finance Advisor in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development supported by GGGI Uganda. As a Climate Finance Advisor, he was tasked with providing technical and advisory services to enhance the coordination and mobilization of climate financing in the context of NDC implementation and supporting the Country’s COVID-19 recovery strategy.
Previously, Arthur has also worked as a Statistician and Greenhouse Gas Expert for the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency. Prior to that, he was Project Manager and CDM Technical Advisor for the GIZ Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program at the Uganda Investment Authority and consulted as the Regional Mitigation Expert in the preparation of the Uganda Climate Change Low Emissions Development Long Term Strategy. He has led climate change mitigation and climate finance project implementation and capacity-building activities where he worked closely with analysts to ensure robust and careful analysis, application, and refining of GHG methodologies. Arthur also has a good understanding of international bilateral and multilateral climate change mitigation frameworks such as Nationally Determined Contributions, Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the Gold Standard, Carbon Pricing and other carbon market-based mechanisms and the transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient economies.
Arthur is experienced in data-driven research and has submitted manuscripts to academic journals. He continues this pursuit in the interest of; learning how to articulate and be comfortable explaining complex scientific ideas to non-scientists, learning to take feedback and be adept at responding to queries, and honing report writing and presentation skills. His future goal is to continue cultivating productive and positive working relations with key local and international partners from the climate policy, climate finance, environmental markets and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) spheres throughout the world.
Arthur holds a Bachelor of Community Forestry from Makerere University (Uganda), a Master of Science in Climate Change from the University of Derby (UK) and a Masters of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field of Sustainability at Harvard University.