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News • June 16, 2023

Ugandan Mayors and Urban Planners Embark on a Green Urbanization Learning Mission in Ethiopia.

9th to 11th May 2023 – In order to draw a clearer picture of green urban development, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Uganda organized a knowledge exchange mission for the mayors and senior urban planners of Arua, Gulu, Mbarara and Jinja, secondary cities, and the government officials of Ethiopia, from May 9 to May 11, […]

News • March 29, 2023

GGGI Uganda interests financiers in the waste diversion/ transfer stations infrastructure in the Greater Kampala Conurbation

Kampala is on a positive trajectory to fulfilling its vision of a vibrant, attractive, and sustainable city. GGGI Uganda for the past two years, working with DT Global, the consultant, formulated the Solid Waste Management Strategy of the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area. This strategy offers a high economic rate of return and significant environmental and […]

News • March 29, 2023

GGGI Uganda holds Validation Workshop for the Solid Waste Management Strategy Diversion Centres in Greater Kampala

GGGI Uganda, under the European Union funded Greening of Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization project, hosted a validation workshop with key stakeholders from the government and within the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA). This workshop aimed to validate and provide input to the feasibility study and master designs for the two waste diversion and transfer stations […]

News • February 13, 2023

Boosting Uganda’s Green Path to Industrialization.

GGGI Uganda under the European Union funded Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization project and organized a workshop on the 31st of January 2023. This workshop aimed at raising awareness about green industrial approaches and enabling the Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA) and the private sector to gain a deeper understanding of the nuggets embedded in […]

News • December 29, 2022

Stop Polluting our Cities!

Urbanization has been associated with increased pressure on cities worldwide. In Uganda, the high rate of urbanization has not resulted in improved living standards (better-paying jobs, infrastructure and services, clean and modern electricity and clean water). The increasing urbanization in Uganda’s cities has created a large mass of urban poor and accelerated climate change from […]

News • December 29, 2022

Journalists Trained in Climate Change and Green Growth Reporting

Many journalists face challenges in covering climate change issues. These range from difficulties in accessing scientists to speak with to climate change language being too technical. Both make it harder for journalists to understand and correctly relay the message to the public. This is partly because their capacities have not been enhanced to receive and dissect […]

News • November 23, 2022

The signing of Uganda’s Country Planning Framework

26th October 2022 marks the signing of Uganda’s Country Planning Framework (CPF) which is the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)’s planning document that presents the strategic initiatives that GGGI aims to pursue in partnership with the Republic of Uganda. The CPF was signed by both GGGI Director General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman and Hon. Matia Kasaija […]

News • October 4, 2022

Fostering Green Investment: GGGI Holds an Investment and Infrastructure Planning Workshop

GGGI Uganda hosted a working session with political and technical city representatives from Arua, Gulu, Mbarara and Jinja to prioritize the infrastructure and investment proposals of these secondary cities. Attendees were joined by representatives from the National Planning Authority (NPA), Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, the Private Sector Development […]

News • September 22, 2022

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Uganda, in partnership with the National Building Review Board (NBRD), train the private sector on building laws, physical development plans and green buildings in the greater Kampala metropolitan area (GKMA).

The private sector in Uganda plays a key role in achieving sustainable socio-economic development in the country. It accounts for 90 percent of employment in Uganda and contributed 80 percent to GDP in the FY 2015/2016. The Government of Uganda recognizes its significance in that the third National Development Plan (NDP III) 2020/21 – 2024/25, […]

News • August 24, 2022

Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area adopts new Solid Waste Management Strategy

August 8, 2022 –The Ministry of Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs with technical and financial support from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the European Union through the Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization project developed the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area’s Solid Waste Management Strategy which aims to improve the solid waste management system […]

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 […]