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News • March 24, 2022

Working towards resilient green cities

Country-wide urbanization in Uganda has continued amidst institutional challenges. Previous interventions in the water and sanitation sector have not addressed the underlying issues of poorly managed urbanization processes. Poor urbanisation is linked to low productivity, urban poverty, unemployment, limited capacity to plan and offer basic services as well as a failure to enforce urban standards. […]

News • March 24, 2022

GGGI Promoting a Self-Help Model for Cleaning Up Cities in Uganda.

On June 5, 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute in collaboration with the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and key environmental activists/ Civil Society Organizations conducted a one-day outreach at the Ggaba beach market and landing site, a suburb in Kampala Central Division to commemorate the World Environment Day 2021. The purpose of the outreach […]

News • March 24, 2022

Strengthening Solid Waste and Feacal Sludge Management Capacity of the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area Project – Phase 1

On 13th September 2021 KOICA and GGGI signed the project grant agreement to commence the implementation of the ‘Strengthening Solid Waste and Feacal Sludge Management Capacity of the Greater Kampala Metropolitan’ project phase 1. This phase starting from 2021 to 2023, will focus on development of strategies, implementation plans and technical designs for proposed interventions […]

News • December 9, 2021

Mayors across the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area meet to discuss the Proposed Solid Waste Management Strategy

In recent years, the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has put in place several incentives to manage solid waste in the city. “Since 2016, we the Kampala Capital City Authority have developed bankable projects with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development on Waste to Resource. It is time we walked the talk,” the Kampala […]

News • December 2, 2021

Uganda Launches the Green Industrial Database

The industrial sector in Uganda consists of construction, mining and quarrying, formal manufacturing, informal manufacturing, electricity, and water supply. In line with Uganda’s major objective to mainstream green growth in government programmes, Uganda is prioritizing green growth to help implement the National Development Plan (NDPIII) and the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (UGGDS). The Global […]

News • November 16, 2021

Uganda at COP26: Uganda’s Approach at Greening the Economy

Uganda at COP26: Uganda’s Approach at Greening the Economy Despite all the ongoing debates and negotiations, the question that lingers in many peoples’ minds is: “What do all these discussions and agreements mean to the ordinary citizen who is struggling to cope with the changing weather, seasons, losses and damages to their crops, death of […]

News • October 16, 2021

Uganda preparing to fulfill their role as Vice-President of the Assembly and Vice-Chair of the Council of GGGI

Following a rigorous process, Uganda, represented by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED), was unanimously elected as Vice-President of the Assembly and Vice-Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) for the period 2021-2022, a key position in the GGGI Governance Structure. Uganda will be Vice-president of the Assembly […]

News • May 17, 2021

Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Project Brochure Supported by the EU

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 Uganda is achieving maximum benefits from a Green Growth pathway. The project impact objective is: “Uganda achieves strong, inclusive […]

News • May 17, 2021

Newly Elected City Leaders of Gulu, Arua, Jinja, Mbarara and Soroti inducted on Greening of Cities and Industries

Uganda is currently experiencing rapid urbanization estimated at 20% and by 2050 will be among the most urbanized countries in Africa (GoU, 2017). In Uganda, urbanization has been looked at as a prerequisite for the country to achieve upper- middle income status as part of achieving vision 2040.  Despite the benefits being experienced from the […]

News • February 2, 2021

GGGI signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Green Building Council Uganda

GGGI Uganda and the Green Building Council (GBC) signed an MOU on Cooperation for Green City Development under a project intended to Green Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization in four secondary cities. These are Arua, Gulu, Mbarara and Jinja, all of which have significant development challenges. In particular, the MoU seeks to support the incorporation of […]