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News • May 3, 2022

GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Project -knowledge sharing and closure Workshop in Rwanda

29th April 2022, Kigali Rwanda, Global Green Growth Institute in collaboration with Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) hosted the GCF Readiness Preparatory Support Project Knowledge Sharing Workshop. With diverse audience that include NGO;s, GCF representatives, Rwanda Land Management Authority (RLMUA) , National Industrial Research and Development Agency  (NIRDA),  Cleaner Production and Climate Innovation Center (CPCIC), […]

News • March 21, 2022

GGGI, Government of Rwanda and UNEP Proposed area for Car Free Zone in Huye Secondary City

The Global Green Growth Institute’s (GGGI) is committed to supporting government of Rwanda achieve low-carbon development, the Rwanda country program has developed a visualization with Jan Kamensky of the redesign for the proposed car free zone in Huye. Car-free zones have recently been launched in the City of Kigali in the central business district renamed […]

News • December 27, 2021

GGGI Rwanda facilitates the Green Public Procurement (GPP) Guidelines Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop

Kigali, Rwanda GGGI facilitated in a two-day training of trainers including REMA staff and RPPA staff on Green public procurement. Public procurement accounts for an average of 12% of GDP in OECD countries and up to 30% in developing countries. Green public procurement would encourage the purchase of green products with environmental benefits of reducing […]

News • December 27, 2021

GGGI Rwanda hosts the consultation workshop on the revised GGGI Rwanda Country Planning Framework (CPF) 2021-2025

GGGI Rwanda through one-on-one consultations revised and drafted the new GGGI Rwanda Country Planning Framework and presented the draft to key stakeholders and partners for input, feedback, and validation during  a consultation workshop held at Serena Hotel in Kigali , Rwanda. The workshop was an opportunity for the GGGI team to guide the endorsement by […]

News • December 9, 2021

Rwanda- African Mobility Month Winner for the “Kinamba Junction Design Competition”

In Kigali, Rwanda the Global Green growth Institute in Rwanda is happy to announce the winner of the African Mobility Month 2021 design competition. Mr MIZERO Jules is Masters student at the University of Rwanda , completing his  Msc in Highway Engineering & Management. Jules design will soon be on display in City of Kigali […]

News • November 29, 2021

GGGI Rwanda hosts virtual Technical Training on Nature Based Solutions (NBS) and their Contribution to flood Risks Reduction

From 17th -18th November 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in Partnership with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) organized a virtual training on the application of nature-based solutions (NBS) for flood risk management. Participants in the training composed of District Technicians in charge of Construction Permitting, Building Inspection, Environmental Management, Disaster management, Road […]

News • November 2, 2021

GGGI and Youth Connekt Africa Hub & Fund sign MOU to establish Rwanda Greenpreneurs Network

27th August 2021 , Kigali , Rwanda like many countries faces effects of climate change which has led to natural disasters and economic disruption. However, Rwanda has recognized the importance of innovation as a solution to the negative impact of climate change by committing to policy actions and implementation towards a green and climate resilient […]

News • August 30, 2021

Rwanda launches new Project “Waste to Resources: Improving Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Hazardous Waste Management in Rwanda”

24th August, Kigali , Rwanda. The Ministry of Environment, City of Kigali, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Global Green Growth Institute launched the “Waste to Resources” project in the City of Kigali in Rwanda. The project is led by the Ministry of Environment of the Government of Rwanda and funded by the Ministry of Environment, […]

News • June 8, 2021

Rwanda aims to have 20% of all buses transition to electric by 2030

7th June 2021 , Kigali , Rwanda. The Government of Rwanda has announced a prioritization of the transition to e-mobility for all vehicle types. In order to encourage the private sector to introduce different models of electric vehicles, the Rwanda Development Board initiated several incentives including a preferential corporate income tax rate of 15%, reduced electricity […]

News • June 8, 2021

World Environment Day : How GGGI is supporting Rwanda’s green growth strategy

5th June, Kigali , Rwanda. Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has joined Rwanda and the rest of the World to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) on May 5, under the theme “Ecosystem Restoration”. Okechukwu Daniel Ogbonnaya, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Country Representative Rwanda said that the theme aligns with GGGI’s Strategy 2030 that […]

News • June 8, 2021

GGGI Organizes Mapathon and Workshop on Non-Motorized Transport Infrastructure in Secondary City in Rwanda (Musanze)

3rd June , Musanze  Secondary City , Rwanda . GGGI Rwanda is currently implementing a project that is ongoing in three different countries. The United Nations Environment Programme is funding the “Strengthening, Prioritizing, and Investing in Non-Motorized Transport Infrastructure” project with UNDP in Zambia, WRI in Ethiopia, and GGGI in Rwanda. As part of the […]

News • April 22, 2021

Towards a Green future: Here’s how GGGI is supporting Rwanda to mainstream green growth

April 17, Kigali Rwanda ,the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)’s operating model maximizes the potential to translate green growth strategies and policies (especially economic policies) into green investment plans, mobilizing green finance commitments needed to bolster support for low-carbon and climate-resilient economic development and strong institutional capacity development. In an interview with The EastAfrican, Mr. […]

News • April 22, 2021

4th B2B virtual webinar on Innovation and Sustainability. Identifying synergies between Rwanda and Italy

30th March 2021 , Kigali Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), co-organised the 4th business to business (B2B) virtual webinar on “Innovation and Sustainability: Identifying synergies between Rwanda and Italy”. Rwanda’s ecosystem has attracted many evolving startup ,with several local entrepreneurs developing sustainable and impactful products and services that […]

News • April 1, 2021

Going green: Volkswagen Rwanda unveils new motor charging station

Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda on Tuesday, March 30, unveiled a new charging station, thanks to a partnership between the company, Siemens and Radisson Blue Hotel. The new facility is located at Kigali Convention Centre and becomes the second of the kind after the one established in Kigali Special Economic Zone. According to Serge Kamuhinda, the […]

News • December 7, 2020

GGGI Rwanda Co-Organizes African Mobility Month

Globally, transport contributes to 16.2% of total GHG emissions. Overall, GHG emissions from the transport sector have doubled since 1970. The majority of these emissions come from road transport due to of petrol and diesel by cars, trucks, motorcycles, and buses. In Rwanda, transport accounts for 13% of all GHG emissions and is expected to […]

News • December 2, 2020

Consultation Workshop for Fecal Sludge Management System for Pakse City

Pakse City, Champasack Province, Lao PDR, November 18, 2020 – Pakse city, Department of Public Works and Transport, Champasack province, and the Global Green Growth Institute in Lao PDR (GGGI) jointly hosted the Consultation Workshop for Fecal Sludge Management System for Pakse City to discuss steps to improving the onsite sanitation systems in Pakse through […]

News • October 6, 2020

GGGI Senegal took part in the sites visit with Urban Planning Ministry at Touba

On October 3, 2020– The Senegal Urban Planning Ministry conducted a site visit to Touba as the part of the UCG Stanby Magal Touba Event, in order to visit the features set up to collect waste around the mosque, connecting roads, and aggregation points alongside avenues in the Touba district. The objective was to ease […]

News • October 6, 2020

Sanitation emptiers received training on formalizing drain company

September 28-29, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a 2-day training session with the Municipality of Tivaouane for the establishment of the wastewater management company. The 2-day training workshop offered sessions on marketing and company creation to formalize the new drain company. The ceremony opened with remarks from the municipality secretary who […]

News • September 2, 2020

A Communication sub-committee created for The Plastic Waste Project Management in Touba

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, the Touba local coordination committee for the plastic waste management project appointed communication sub-committee members for the Behavior Change & Communication Campaign. The event offered the  opportunity for local actors to become informed on the project progress status. The ceremony was chaired by sub-prefect deputy of Ndame district with opening […]

News • August 11, 2020

GGGI’s Myanmar Team holds its GCF Green City Steering Committee Meeting

On August 6, the GGGI Myanmar team held its inaugural “Green City Steering Committee” (GCSC) meeting during a semi virtual, semi physical meeting at the Park Royal hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. Representatives of three project cities (Bago, Pathein, Taunggyi) attended over a Zoom link while the fourth (Nay Pyi Taw) attended in person. Ten […]