Thematic Strategies

Our interventions emphasize change in four priority areas in which we consider to be essential to transforming countries’ economies. While not limited to these themes, GGGI is maximizing the impact of its products and services in the following areas: Sustainable Energy; Water and Sanitation; Sustainable Landscapes; Green Cities.

In response to Member’s demands, 2015 will see GGGI increase its presence in 10 least developed and lower income Member countries across Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. Earmarked funding will also support additional operations in 7 other countries in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

Green Cities

Over two-thirds of global population are forecast to live in urban areas by 2050. The implications of this phenomenon are significant. Many of the world’s cities are urbanizing in a largely unplanned manner, which has high negative externalities including poor air quality, infrastructure that is not climate resilient, inadequate provisioning of basic services and a lack of social inclusion and opportunity. Cities have a vital role to play in transitioning from resource inefficient patterns of growth and increasing access to services, and in so doing, supporting the transition to green growth.

Donovan Storey

Deputy Director and Head of Green Cities

Theory of Change: Green Cities

Greening cities provides opportunities to create sustainable livelihoods through providing green jobs, reducing GHG emissions, and increasing access to sustainable infrastructure and services.

GGGI’s thematic approach to green cities supports an integrated and cross-sectoral approach and responds to local, national, and global needs and commitments, through its five priority areas, namely:

1. Mainstreaming green growth into urban planning and management;

2. Resource efficient and low carbon cities;

3. Solid waste management: managing waste as resource;

4. Decentralized sanitation and wastewater solutions;

5. Sustainable transportation and mobility: connected and healthy cities.

GGGI aims to address these gaps through responding to demand in policy development at the national and municipal level, with a focus on supporting secondary and emerging cities. To support the change that is needed for urban transformation, we link project ideation to finance and build capacity which both enhances understanding of green growth in relation to cities, but also acts as a platform for identifying innovative projects for implementation. In doing so, GGGI strives to realize pro-poor, smart and inclusive cities in which sustainable urban services and green jobs are created to address the unmet needs of under-serviced and urban poor communities.

Projects

Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Senegal(SN2) Green Secondary Cities Wastewater, Plastic Waste and WEEE Management: Innovative Business Model
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 837,170
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Senegal(SN09) Senegal Green building readiness program
Start Date Q1 July 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 38,967
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Thailand(TH5) E-waste collection and recycling in Udon Thani, Thailan
Start Date Q1 Jan 23 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 123,468
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Thailand(TH6) Transitioning to Green and Smart City: Case Study of AMATA
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 68,735
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Global(GIS03) Article 6 Sectoral Approach and Enabling Environment
Start Date Q1 July 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 600,033
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Vietnam Urban Green Growth Action, Phase II (VN3)
Start Date Q1 20170101
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 86,995
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA04) Business Case for Electric Vehicle Dissemination in Vientiane, Lao PDR
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 65,171
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA09) WW + SW Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Env Improvement in Lao PDR
Start Date Q1 July 26, 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 660,963
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Mongolia(MN04) Promoting Energy Efficiency and ESCO development in Mongolia
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 120,326
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Mongolia(MN08) Sectoral Analysis for NDC Update 2020 – Agriculture and IPPU
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 89,682
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Mongolia(MN15) TTR Phase II-Development of Guideline for Standard Offer Program
Start Date Q1 Aug 7 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 45,911
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Myanmar (MM09) Readiness Support for Developing Myanmar’s Green Cities Investment Plans
Start Date Q1 Feb 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 850,220
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Nepal(NP03) Electric Mobility Program, Phase II
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 217,921
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Nepal(NP06) Green Sanitation Services Program, Phase I
Start Date Q1 Mar 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 264,232
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Peru(PE07) Support for Design and Implementation of Peru’s Freight Vehicle Scrapping Program
Start Date Q1 Mar 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 21,948
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Peru(PE09) Municipality of Lima’s Organic Waste Valorization Program
Start Date Q1 May 22 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 96,126
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – UAE(AE04) UAE National Air Emissions Monitoring Project
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 210,568
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Uganda(UG07) Increasing Solid Waste Diversion and Recycling in Kampala
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 35,461
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Vietnam(VN05) Transitioning to a new model of urban development in Viet Nam
Start Date Q1 Dec 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 119,186
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Rwanda (RW07) Inclusive Green Urban Development (IGUD)
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 469,527
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
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News

News • November 9, 2020

Workshop on incorporation of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion across the outcomes and outputs of the GCF NAP Project on Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda

27th Oct 2020 , GGGI as the delivery partner and Rwanda Environment management Authority (REMA) as the National Designated Authority for Green Climate Finance (GCF) in Rwanda , collaborated in organizing the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Workshop for the GCF National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in […]

News • October 30, 2020

Preliminary Project Summary and Plastic Waste Management Training in Touba

On October 19, 2020, a joint mission was organized in Touba with local committee members, the IDEV and EVE firms, in order to unroll the agenda to introduce EVE to local authorities and organize a training session on plastic waste management.   The agenda commenced with a plastic waste management training session with the local […]

News • October 28, 2020

Rwanda hosts the 3rd virtual Business to Business webinar between Italy and Rwanda to discuss vailable opportunities for private sector to enhance green growth and sustainable development in both countries

15th Oct 2020 , Kigali Rwanda, the Global Green Growth Institute-Rwanda in collaboration with Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) organized the 3rd virtual Business to Business (B2B) webinar. Rwanda and Italy Business to Business exchanges are to enhance green growth in both countries , with over 240 participants it was a successful online discuss. The […]

News • October 14, 2020

Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Center signs an MOU with GGGI Senegal

October 13, 2020 – A memorandum of understanding (MoU)  has officially been signed between GGGI Senegal and the Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Center ( CRCBS-af) with the aim to promote the provisions of the Basel convention. The CRCBS-af is a regional unit for north and west Africa with the mission to assess the national […]

News • October 14, 2020

Training Workshop on Managing and Dismantling Techniques for Electric Waste

On October 12, 2020, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), with the collaboration of the Senegal State IT Agency (ADIE), held a training workshop on Managing and Dismantling Techniques for Electric Waste in Dakar at the Numeric Solidarity Center. Sector representatives and workers operating on site took part in the event, which was chaired by […]

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 30, 2020

GCF (NAP) National Adaptation Plan project on building flood resilience capacities in Rwanda

The National Adaptation Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda approved in January 2020, building on current measures, strategies and policies, will coordinate different government agencies and targeted multi-stakeholders for effective flood and landslide planning and prevention in Rwanda’s most vulnerable zones. As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept through much of […]

News • September 28, 2020

Training Workshop on Green City Action Plan Development for Pakse City

Pakse City, Champasack Province, Lao PDR, Aug 31- Sep 01, 2020.  Pakse City, the Public Works and Transport Research Institute (PTRI) under the Ministry of Public Works and Transport together with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) jointly hosted a training workshop on Green City Action Plan Development for Pakse to provide capacity building on […]

News • September 12, 2020

GGGI Senegal signs an MOU with World Water Forum Executive Secretary on the road to the 9th Edition In Dakar

The 9th World Water Forum will take place in Dakar from 22 to 27 March 2021. The ambition of Senegal and the World Water Council is to organize a different Forum, at the social, political and economic levels, a Forum that is a catalyst for action to accelerate universal access to water and sanitation, a Forum that […]

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 […]

News • August 5, 2020

Orientation workshop on Green Growth Planning Manual (Vientiane, Lao PDR)

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR; July 23, 2020 – The Department of Planning (DoP) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the National Institute for Economic Research (NIER) hosted a one-day workshop on the draft Green Growth Planning Manual in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) supported the development of […]

News • August 5, 2020

Scoping Workshop on the Green City Action Plan for Pakse City (LAO PDR)

Pakse City, Champasack Province, Lao PDR;  July 22, 2020 – The Public Works and Transport Research Institute (PTRI) under the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, together with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), jointly hosted a scoping workshop to present the concept of a Green City Action Plan (GCAP), including detailed work plans and […]

News • August 3, 2020

GGGI Senegal signed an MOU with the State Computer Agency

  GGGI Senegal and the State Computer Agency singed an MOU, framing their collaboration regarding the Electronic Waste Management Project in the Dakar region. The objective of the project is to ease and promote the environmentally sound management of Electronic Equipment. This component is included in the Wastewater, Plastic Waste and WEEE Management in Senegal […]

News • July 31, 2020

GGGI Senegal signed an MOU with the Solid Waste Management Coordination Unit (UCG)

GGGI Senegal and the Solid Waste Management Coordination Unit (UCG) signed an MOU on Cooperation for Sustainable Solid Waste Management. The objective of the UCG is to support local and regional authorities to improve the field of solid waste management through the development of infrastructure, the strengthening of management mechanisms, and the implementation of projects […]

News • June 30, 2020

GGGI Laos established a Waste Recycling Bank in local schools of Vientiane, Lao PDR

Vientiane, Lao PDR, June 23-26, 2020 – Funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), GGGI Laos in collaboration with Vientiane City Office for Management and Service (VCOMS) and Department of Education and Sport (DES) has set up a “Waste Recycling Bank” in ten local schools in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The project aims to increase […]

News • June 17, 2020

Rwanda and Italian entrepreneurs discuss business to business exchange for private sector engagement

Kigali, Rwanda -10th June 2020 with 280 registered participants the second webinar , a dialogue that attracted a vast interest across many industries with participants from across the globe representing several sectors. It was a successful second business to business knowledge exchange webinar. Having discussed the institutional arrangements in both Rwanda and Italy, the first […]

News • June 8, 2020

Rwanda hosts webinar on “The engagement of the Italian private sector to enhance green investments and trade in Rwanda”

Kigali, Rwanda -3rd June 2020 the Global Green Growth Institute hosted the first of two webinars between Rwanda and Italy. The virtual meeting was hosted on the Africa e Affari network platform and organized in collaboration with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) and in partnership with the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea […]

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 […]

Reports

Revue des systèmes de MRV existants au Burkina Faso Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Revue des systèmes de MRV existants au Burkina Faso

Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

La cartographie institutionnelle du domaine des systèmes de Mesurage, Rapportage et Vérification (MRV) du Burkina Faso Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
La cartographie institutionnelle du domaine des systèmes de Mesurage, Rapportage et Vérification (MRV) du Burkina Faso

Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Nyarugenge Pension Plaza Kigali, Rwanda Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Nyarugenge Pension Plaza Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Green Growth in Action: Attaining Green Cities Cambodia  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Nepal  • Philippines
Report
Green Growth in Action: Attaining Green Cities

Cambodia  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Mexico

Jordan Green Growth National Action Plans 2021-2025: Waste sector Jordan  • Green Cities
Report
Jordan Green Growth National Action Plans 2021-2025: Waste sector

Jordan  • Green Cities

Benchmarking des initiatives internationales de valorisation des déchets plastiques Senegal  • Green Cities
Report
Benchmarking des initiatives internationales de valorisation des déchets plastiques

Senegal  • Green Cities

Large-scale Management of Unsegregated Municipal Solid Waste in Phnom Penh: A Cost Comparison of Three Options Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Large-scale Management of Unsegregated Municipal Solid Waste in Phnom Penh: A Cost Comparison of Three Options

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Scaling Up Waste Recycling in Battambang City Cambodia  • Green Cities
Report
Scaling Up Waste Recycling in Battambang City

Cambodia  • Green Cities

Scaling up waste recycling in Battambang City (Khmer) Cambodia  • Green Cities
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Scaling up waste recycling in Battambang City (Khmer)

Cambodia  • Green Cities

Regional Inclusive Green Economy Training – Rwanda Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Regional Inclusive Green Economy Training – Rwanda

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Mapping of Public Spaces in Kigali: Towards City-Wide Public Space Strategy Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Mapping of Public Spaces in Kigali: Towards City-Wide Public Space Strategy

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Information Note Senegal  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
GGGI Information Note

Senegal  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji
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Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Renewable energy and energy efficiency guide for rural bungalow operators in Vanuatu Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Vanuatu
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Renewable energy and energy efficiency guide for rural bungalow operators in Vanuatu

Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Vanuatu

Assessment on : understanding the needs of women working at markets in Musanze. Rwanda  • Green Cities
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Assessment on : understanding the needs of women working at markets in Musanze.

Rwanda  • Green Cities

3rd NUF outcome report “Implementing New Urban Agenda” Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
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3rd NUF outcome report “Implementing New Urban Agenda”

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy

Accelerating Implementation of Nepal’s Nationally Determined Contribution: Investment Projects for Electric Mobility Nepal  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
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Accelerating Implementation of Nepal’s Nationally Determined Contribution: Investment Projects for Electric Mobility

Nepal  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Review of GGGI’s Experience to Design and Operationalize National Financing Vehicles to Finance Climate and Green Growth Policy Implementation Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
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Review of GGGI’s Experience to Design and Operationalize National Financing Vehicles to Finance Climate and Green Growth Policy Implementation

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI-IMELS Contribution Agreement Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI-IMELS Contribution Agreement

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Investing Green – A Case For Waste To BioCNG in Bengaluru, India India  • Green Cities
Report
Investing Green – A Case For Waste To BioCNG in Bengaluru, India

India  • Green Cities

GGGI Green Cities Staff

Mamadou KONATE

Senior Advisor

Alé Badara SY

Project Coordinator

Christella J. INNACK

Monitoring and Evaluation Associate

Abdoulaye FAYE

Sanitation Specialist

Falilou CISSE

Communications Assistant

Huong Ta

Green Cities Officer

Christina Cheong

Specialist – Green Cities

Shomi Kim

Analyst- Policy Solutions

Juhern Kim

Country Representative, Philippines

Aarsi Sagar

Officer -Policy Solution (Green Cities)

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