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News • May 21, 2020

GGKP Webinar – Sustainability after COVID-19: The medical waste response

On May 19, 2020, Deputy Director and Urban Lead of Green Cities at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI),  Donovan Storey, took part in the GGKP – Sustainability after COVID-19: The Medical Waste Response webinar to discuss how countries can design effective COVID-19 medical waste management strategies. Highlight discussion points included action plans on how the […]

News • May 1, 2020

Why Food Markets Matter During and After a Pandemic

Since December 2019, the global community has been faced with the challenge of limiting the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed the COVID-19 outbreak and declared it a pandemic. Efforts to contain the virus resulted in closing of international borders, with many countries putting measures in […]

News • February 24, 2020

10th Session of the World Urban Forum : Cities of Opportunities

Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10),is the first major UN event in 2020 marking the start of the Sustainable Development Goals Decade of Action. Meaning world leaders called for a decade of action to deliver the SDGs by 2030 and announced more than 100 ‘accelerated actions’—voluntary undertakings to speed up progress. Abu Dhabi, […]

News • February 4, 2020

Green Cities Readiness Project Launch

The MOU for implementation of Green Cities Readiness Project was signed by GCF National Designated Authority Mr. Hla Maung Thein, Director General of Environmental Conservation Department on 30 Jan, 2020. GGGI and the Environmental Conservation Department will jointly implement the Green Cities Readiness Project over a period of 2 years in 4 cities in Myanmar. […]

News • February 4, 2020

Fiji Prime Minister officially opens the Regional Pacific NDC Hub office

On February 04, Fiji Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama officially opened the Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Hub Office at the Pacific Community (SPC) campus in Suva, Fiji. This marked an important milestone for Pacific Island member countries determination to take a leading role in meeting the climate change targets set out in the […]

News • December 30, 2019

GGGI supports the Moroccan Government to receive a grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to Enhance Access to Climate Finance in Morocco’s Regions

Rabat, Morocco, December 30, 2019 – The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Secretariat has approved the Readiness proposal for the Kingdom of Morocco for 400,242 USD, to enhance access to climate finance in Morocco’s regions, in accordance with the terms of the framework Readiness and Preparatory Support Grant Agreement between GCF and GGGI. GGGI, who provided […]

News • December 29, 2019

GGGI develops template tool for the Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System

Dec 2019 , The excel-based templates for the Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System were developed by GGGI for their government partner Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA),  to support the implementation of the system. The green building minimum compliance system is an Annex to the Rwanda Building Code 2019 and was approved by the Government of […]

News • December 23, 2019

First Technical Consultation meeting on the development of Urban Neighborhood Planning & Design Guidebook

18th December in Kigali , Rwanda  the Ministry of Infrastructure and GGGI Rwanda held  the first Technical Consultation meeting on the development of Urban Neighborhood Planning & Design Guide book with officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) ;Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) ;Ministry of Environment (MoE)  ; Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA) ; […]

News • December 23, 2019

Infrastructure Gender Mainstreaming Strategy Review Workshop

In Musanze District, Rwanda from 9-12 December a group of sector experts gathered for the Infrastructure Gender Mainstreaming Strategy Review Workshop. The workshop was organized by GGGI Rwanda in collaboration with Ministry of Infrastructure.  In attendance there were participants from Musanze District Executive, Vice Mayor of Musanze, Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) […]

News • December 19, 2019

GGGI and Mayor Renu Dahal launch the Green Sanitation Services Program in Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Nepal

On December 19, 2019, Bharatpur Metropolitan City and GGGI held a technical consultation and signing ceremony to kick start implementation of the Government of Nepal and GGGI’s new Green Sanitation Services Program. This is a two-year program, which is also being implemented in Mahalaxmi Municipality, close to the capital, Kathmandu. During the event, which took […]

News • December 17, 2019

Capacity Building conducted for Ultimate Developers Limited on Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and Templates

11 December 2019, Nyagatare, Rwanda:  GGGI with their government partner Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) conducted a one day capacity building training program for the staff from Ultimate Developers Limited (UDL) on the approved Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and the recently developed excel-based green building minimum compliance templates. The capacity building is in line […]

News • December 13, 2019

GGGI holds technical consultation on sanitation technologies and investment for Mahalaxmi Municipality, Nepal

On December 13, 2019, GGGI organized a technical consultation with ward officials of Mahalaxmi Municipality to understand the current challenges and needs in the municipality’s sanitation sector. This consultation was part of the Green Sanitation Services Program, launched in July 2019. The event was attended by Mayor Mr. Rameshwor Shrestha, Deputy Mayor Ms. Nirmala Thapa, […]

News • December 7, 2019

Solid Waste Management in Secondary Cities of Rwanda: Muhanga & Huye Situation assessment and potential intervention areas

The Global Green Growth Institute’s thematic approach to green cities supports an integrated and cross-sectoral approach and responds to local, national, and global needs and commitments, through five priority areas: Mainstreaming green growth into urban planning and management; Resource efficient and low carbon cities; Solid waste management: managing waste as resource; Decentralized sanitation and wastewater […]

News • November 11, 2019

City Leaders and Stakeholders Convene in Pakse to Discuss Climate Change and Urban Development in Lao PDR

Pakse, Lao PDR, November 1, 2019 – On the heels of large-scale flooding that hit several cities in Laos, including Pakse, the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and ICLEI gathered city leaders and stakeholders to discuss the importance of climate change […]

News • October 29, 2019

Inter-ministerial steering committee established for the GGGI Morocco program

24 October 2019 Rabat, Morocco. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Morocco team and the Department of Environment at the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment jointly organized the first inter-ministerial steering committee meeting for the GGGI Morocco program. The committee purpose is to provide strategic advice on the design and implementation of the program, […]

News • October 2, 2019

Rwanda kicks off annual Urban October celebrations with Urban Walk in Huye District

Every year government and partners organize a month of activities, events and discussions around urban sustainability in October. This year in Rwanda, Urban October activities will encompass creating awareness and sharing knowledge around the theme of municipal solid waste management, and building sustainable and resilient cities. To celebrate “Urban October” the Global Green Growth Institute […]

News • September 25, 2019

GGGI Releases “Mapping of Public Spaces to Inform Master Plan Review for Secondary Cities in Rwanda” Assessment

September 25, 2019– The Global Green Growth Institute, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda Housing Authority, local authorities, and other stakeholders collaborated on the assessment of public spaces in Rwanda’s secondary cities. The report titled “Mapping of Public Spaces to Inform Master Plan Review for Secondary Cities in Rwanda,” was developed after the mapping and assessment […]

News • July 29, 2019

GGGI Senegal brought urban stakeholders to set up the National Platform on Sustainable Cities.

In its mandate to support the Government of Senegal within the framework of the Five-year Cooperation Program, GGGI Senegal is implementing the Green Secondary Cities Development Program to support the promotion of a new model of sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and prosperous cities. To synergize similar initiatives and promote integrated approaches to sustainable urban development, GGGI […]

News • July 19, 2019

National Launching Workshop of the Development of Green City Guidelines for Burkina Faso

On July 11, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the Ministry of Habitat and Urban Planning and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a workshop to launch the development of guidelines for green cities in Burkina Faso. This process closely involved a variety of representatives from affected Ministries, the cities Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso, as well as […]

News • July 8, 2019

Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness and preparatory support to implement Green City Development Projects in Rwanda’s Secondary Cities

11th July, at the Kigali Convention Center,  the GCF readiness project closure workshop was held to communicate the knowledge acquired, and share lessons learnt from implementing the GCF readiness project and highlight the way forward ,with a dialogue to receive input from the participants. The workshop organized in collaboration with  Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), […]