Thematic Strategies: Communities of Practice

Gender and Inclusive Development

Poverty eradication, gender equality and social inclusion are firmly embedded in the rights-based principle of “Leaving No One Behind” of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This commitment is clearly stated in the Paris Climate Agreement, GGGI’s Strategic Framework, and in line with GGGI Members and Partners’ development priorities. It is founded in human rights, but in recognition that Green Growth transformations and ambitious climate action would fall short without a deliberate and ambitious focus on how to simultaneously achieve a more equal and just world where both benefits and costs of green transitions are equitably distributed. Poor countries and communities are least to blame but most affected by the climate crisis. Likewise, women and marginalized groups are disproportionally impacted. It requires strategic policy innovations, and financial and technological solutions to address the structural barriers of poverty and gender inequality. Failing to do so could not only be harmful to marginalized communities, but also undermine efforts to achieve green growth transitions and the goals of the Paris Agreement. Instead, gender equality and poverty eradication are accelerators across all SDGs, and central to having political will and public demand for ambitious green policies and reforms.

The GGGI Gender and Social Inclusion Strategy 2021-2025 lays out pathways for inclusive green growth, ensuring a strong and systematic focus on meaningful participation, equal access to benefits and social safeguard management at all stages of green growth and climate action processes. Co-benefits in the context of GGGI’s work with Members is defined as SDG alignment with attention to human rights, principles for “just transitions” and promotion of peace and stability. Co-benefits are generated across all GGGI’s Programmatic Solutions and in the areas of: Decent, green Jobs Creation and sustainable livelihoods particularly for women, youth and informal sector actors; improved health; access to sustainable services in sectors such as energy, transport, sanitation and waste; and, enhanced resilience and adaptation for communities most vulnerable to climate change.

The COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impacts on increased poverty, gender inequality and declining human development, has further emphasized the importance of a new green and gender-transformative model for development. GGGI is also supporting Members and Partners on green recovery with aim to “build back better”.

Ingvild Solvang

Deputy Director and Head of Climate Action and Inclusive Development

Bertha Wakisa Chiudza

Senior Officer, Climate Action and Inclusive Development division

Projects

CO10
Countries
CO10 Scaling up rural electrification via capacity building to public and private actors
Start Date Q1 24 February 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 626
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Solar Energy
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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BF15
Countries
BF15 Promoting Solar Irrigation Pumping Systems and Mini-grids in Burkina Faso
Start Date Q1 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,059,950
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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RW22
Countries
RW22 Greening Rwanda’s Existing Public Building Stock
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 169,528
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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MX09
Countries
MX09 Accelerating Green Finance Flows Through the Strengthening of the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV)
Start Date Q1 February 15, 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 563,325
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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MX05
Countries
MX05 Scaling up policy and investment for gender inclusive, subnational green growth
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 235,056
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Sustainable Transport
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Countries
MX07 GCF Readiness Support for Mexico
Start Date Q1 Aug 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 798,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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Countries
MX01 Sonora Green Growth Strategy
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 450,000
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Sustainable Transport
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News

News • May 4, 2021

Green and Resilient Recovery Brochure

In partnership with Members and peers, GGGI has developed a flexible model and service offering to stimulate Green and Resilient Recovery based on international best practices and insights.   Click here to download WEB version. Click here to download PRINT version.

News • May 4, 2021

Induction of elected local government leaders in the beneficiary local government on the greening Uganda’s urbanization and industrialization project

On May 2 to 6, 2021, the National Planning Authority with technical support from the European Union and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will conduct an induction of elected local government leaders from four (4) newly established districts, and beneficiary local government on the Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization project. The induction will include a […]

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 13, 2021

The Climate Smart Agriculture Project is launched in the Senegal River Valley

Following an agreement to support 4 projects on climate resilience and COVID recovery in the Pacific, East Caribbean, and West Africa regions, the climate smart agriculture project in the Senegal River Valley was officially launched. “We’ll introduce climate smart agriculture practices that enhance productivity and resilience for rice farming,” shared GGGI Representative Romain BRILLIE, during […]

News • April 10, 2021

Makerere University Commences implementation of Output 1.4 of Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Project with selecting the Research Themes

On April 8, 2021, Makerere University College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) held a full day workshop at the university’s conference center to establish a research team and select themes for research. The meeting was attended by 22 university researchers and professors as well as representatives from the GGGI. The research topics are […]

News • April 10, 2021

Training Opportunity Call for Applications: StartUp Course 2021 at Entrepreneurship Institute of Africa (EIA)

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have a business or are you interested in starting your own? Courses at Entrepreneurship Institute of Africa (EIA) are the perfect fit! EIA is inviting applications for the StartUp Course – May Cohort 2021, a business fundamental course that supports early-stage entrepreneurs through the stages of business conceptualization, design, […]

News • March 23, 2021

GGGI will support Civil Society Climate Action and Resilience in Senegal

In partnership with Open Society Initiative for West Africa- OSIWA, GGGI launched the climate action and resilience project’s for the civil society and vulnerable communities in Senegal and Ivory Coast. The ceremony was held on March 18, 2021, chaired by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and the financing partner OSIWA, civil society representatives: […]

News • March 18, 2021

Colombia to become the 39th Member of GGGI

Seoul, March 18, 2021. On Tuesday, March 16, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Rodolfo Enrique Zea Navarro, together with the Colombian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, H.E. Juan Carlos Caiza Rosero, deposited before the president and Chair of GGGI, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and the Director General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, the instrument […]

News • March 8, 2021

Why Green Growth and Climate Action fall short without addressing gender inequality

By Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Ingvild Solvang, Deputy Director and Head of Climate Action and Inclusive Development, and Bertha Wakisa Chiudza, Senior Gender and Social Development Specialist, Global Green Growth Institute As the global effort to address climate change has strengthened over the last few years, so has the realization that rising temperatures and climactic disruptions […]

Reports

Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia Green Growth Potential Assessments  • Colombia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia

Green Growth Potential Assessments  • Colombia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Sustainable Landscapes

Urban-Rural Linkages in Times of Coronavirus Pandemic: Lessons from Musanze District in Rwanda national urbanization policy  • rwanda  • sustainable urban services  • green rwanda  • green urban development
Preliminary Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Assessment for Papua New Guinea Gender Equality and Social Inclusion  • Papua New Guinea  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
Report
Preliminary Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Assessment for Papua New Guinea

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion  • Papua New Guinea  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth

GGGI Staff

Esther Bates

Project Manager

Ingvild Solvang

Deputy Director and Head of Climate Action and Inclusive Development

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