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
Promoting city-wide inclusive sanitation through the Climate Resilience and Green Growth agenda in Senegal
Start Date Q1 2019
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Green Secondary Cities Wastewater, Plastic Waste and WEEE Management: Innovative Business Model for Recycling and Valorization in Senegal.
Start Date Q1 2019
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget Euros 3 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Catalyzing the Solar Home Systems (SHS) market to benefit low-income, urban households in two secondary cities
Start Date Q1 2018
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget USD 1 118 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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Morocco green cities and territories development
Start Date Q4 2017
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget USD 824 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Readiness support to enhance green finance in the area of green cities in Lao PDR
Start Date Q2 2018
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget USD 476 485
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
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Sustainable Urban Wetlands Development within Kigali City
Start Date Q1 2018
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget euro 1 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Project
Rwanda Green City Pilot Project
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Improving public transportation systems in Mexico
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 590 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Viet Nam Urban Green Growth Action, Phase II
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 119 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Mongolia Transition to Green Development – Phase 2
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 175 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Green Growth Program (Phase II)
Start Date Q1 2016
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget NOK 178 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Green Growth Pathways in Senegal
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 2 428 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Rwanda Climate Resilient Green Cities
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 965 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Implementation of the Nationally Determined Contribution of Nepal
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 207 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
National and Sub-national planning, financing and budgeting for Green Growth
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 667 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Cambodia Green Urban Development Program
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 637 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Sub-National Growth Planning and Implementation
Start Date Q1 2015
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 614 643
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Knowledge and Capacity Development
Start Date Q1 2016
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget USD 704 109
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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News

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 16, 2019

Seeking to improve business friendliness in the sanitation sector in Nepal, GGGI holds focus group discussion with private sector sanitation experts and operators

On December 16, 2019, GGGI brought together business representatives active in sanitation and waste management to understand and discuss fiscal opportunities that support private sector growth in the sanitation sector and improve business friendliness. The consultation supports development of market friendly policy interventions in sanitation under the Green Sanitation Services Program. In addition to the […]

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 9, 2019

Launching Workshop on Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Environment Improvement in Vientiane Capital and Pakse City.

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, December 9, 2019 – The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) co-hosted the launching workshop on Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Environment Improvement in Vientiane Capital and Pakse City. The four-year program is funded […]

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 • December 6, 2019

Capacity Building for officials commences on the Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and Templates

5 December 2019, Kigali, Rwanda:  GGGI with partner Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) initiated the capacity building program to the government officials 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 with the implementation of the Green Building Minimum Compliance […]

News • December 5, 2019

New Times Opinion Piece : Public spaces and public art, New York City and Kigali

KIGALI –  Architects, urban designers, artists and allies in Kigali recently hosted Justin Garrett Moore, Executive Director of New York Public Design Commission [IG1], and discussed public spaces and public art with him. Moore shared that art and culture are key drivers of New York City’s economy as good design of public spaces and quality of […]

News • December 4, 2019

High-Level Meeting on Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) Investment in Phnom Penh

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia-November 27, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Cambodia, together with the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD), hosted a high-level meeting on the project “Refuse Derived Fuel Investment”. During the event, GGGI introduced the project and presented the findings of the pre-feasibility study in […]

News • November 28, 2019

KOICA and EU Workshop on Solid Waste and Sludge Management in Uganda

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) expressed its interest to financially support the “Strengthen Solid Waste and Feacal Sludge Management Capacity of the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area” project as designed by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with the European Union and the Ministry of Water and Environment. The main goal of this […]

News • November 26, 2019

International Experiences in the Development and Implementation of National Forest Services

Colombia, November 7, 2019 –  The Colombia Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS for its acronym in Spanish), with support of GGGI,  the embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Colombia, and the Amazon Vision Program, held an event for exchanging “International Experiences in the Development and Implementation of National Forest Services” on November […]

News • November 19, 2019

Project launched for Low-carbon and Climate Resilient Development in Serbian Cities

Sombor, Serbia – November 19 2019 – The launch of the project “Supporting low-carbon and climate resilient development in Serbian Cities” project took place today in the city of Sombor, Republic of Serbia. The project will be implemented in Sombor in cooperation with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and financial support from the Government […]

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 31, 2019

Urban Cinema in Muhanga: Advocating for sustainable secondary cities in Rwanda

To celebrate Urban October, a month dedicated to activities and events organized worldwide that advocate on urban sustainability, the Global Green Growth Institute with the Ministry of Infrastructure, District of Muhanga, Rwanda’s Film Institute, and University of Rwanda organized “Urban Cinema” on October 30, in Rwanda’s rapidly urbanized secondary city: Muhanga. While Muhanga is strategically […]

News • October 10, 2019

The NCSD and GGGI promote electric motorbikes in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – September 2019 – The National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) recently obtained funding for a “Readiness and Preparatory Support Project” from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) aiming to promote green mobility through electric vehicles. The project will be executed with the support of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) as a […]

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 29, 2019

Rwanda Celebrates World Green Building Week 2019

27  September 2019, Kigali – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) celebrated World Green Building Week 2019 in Rwanda from 23 – 29 September. The World Green Building Week organized by the World Green Building Council is an annual campaign that motivates and empowers everyone to deliver […]

Reports

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

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Achieving Global Green Transformation (Consultation Draft) Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji
Report
Achieving Global Green Transformation (Consultation Draft)

Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Viet Nam  • Papua New Guinea  • Republic of Korea  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Burkina Faso  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI-IMELS Contribution Agreement Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
GGGI-IMELS Contribution Agreement

Water and Sanitation  • 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

Solid Waste Management in Secondary Cities of Rwanda – Muhanga & Huye Rwanda  • Green Cities
Report
Solid Waste Management in Secondary Cities of Rwanda – Muhanga & Huye

Rwanda  • Green Cities

Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 (Khmer version) Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 (Khmer version)

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Green Cities Brochure Green Cities
Report
Green Cities Brochure

Green Cities

Meeting Global Housing Needs with Low Carbon Materials Green Cities
Report
Meeting Global Housing Needs with Low Carbon Materials

Green Cities

Comparative Analysis of Bus Public Transport Concession Models – Summary (English) Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico
Report
Comparative Analysis of Bus Public Transport Concession Models – Summary (English)

Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom

Comparative Analysis of Public Transport Concession Models- Full Report (English) Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico
Report
Comparative Analysis of Public Transport Concession Models- Full Report (English)

Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom

Análisis comparativo de modelos de concesiones de transporte público – Síntesis (Español) Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico
Report
Análisis comparativo de modelos de concesiones de transporte público – Síntesis (Español)

Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom

Análisis comparativo de modelos de concesiones de transporte público – Reporte completo (Español) Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico
Report
Análisis comparativo de modelos de concesiones de transporte público – Reporte completo (Español)

Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom

Green Certification of the Bugesera Airport – Fact Sheet Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Green Certification of the Bugesera Airport – Fact Sheet

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Fact Sheet Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
GGGI Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Fact Sheet

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Rwanda Green Cities Project Fact Sheet Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
GGGI Rwanda Green Cities Project Fact Sheet

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Rwanda Public Bicycle Sharing – Project Fact Sheet Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
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Rwanda Public Bicycle Sharing – Project Fact Sheet

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Kampala Municipal Solid Waste Value Chain Mapping Green Cities  • Uganda
Report
Kampala Municipal Solid Waste Value Chain Mapping

Green Cities  • Uganda

Value Chain Analysis Report and Investment Options on MSWM in Kampala Green Cities  • Uganda
Report
Value Chain Analysis Report and Investment Options on MSWM in Kampala

Green Cities  • Uganda

GGGI Green Cities Staff

Huong Ta

Green Cities Officer

Christina Cheong

Specialist – Green Cities

Aarsi Sagar

Officer -Policy Solution (Green Cities)

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