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 • January 18, 2021

Project Brochure: Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization

The project aims to promote sustainable development and inclusive Green Growth in Uganda by  focusing on green city development, green industrialization, efficient waste management and Green Growth Integration into planning and budgeting. This is to ensure Uganda is achieving maximum benefits from a Green Growth pathway . The project impact objective is: “Uganda achieves strong, […]

News • January 7, 2021

PEEC Energy, Uganda Scoops 2020 GGGI Greenpreneurs Award

Access to clean and affordable energy lies at the heart of the sustainable development goals and is a prerequisite as well as a footstep for inclusive socio-economic transformation. Roughly 30 million Ugandans still lack access to affordable electricity and about 84% live in rural areas and are predominantly low-income earners. Despite several off-grid solar connections […]

News • December 21, 2020

Promoting Electric Vehicles through Private Sector Engagement

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, December 15, 2020. Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) co-hosted a workshop on “Private Sector Engagement in Climate Change and Green Growth Series: Promotion of Electric Vehicles”. The workshop aimed to raise […]

News • December 11, 2020

GGGI selected as Technical Assistance Providers for Burkina Faso and Viet Nam by K-CEP

December 10, Hanoi and Ouagadougou – The Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), a philanthropic collaboration, has selected the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) as technical assistance providers to improve access to and the efficiency of cooling in Burkina Faso and Viet Nam. K-CEP was launched in 2017 to support the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal […]

News • December 7, 2020

World toilet Day celebration in Dakar

The Ministry of water and Sanitation in partnership with GGGI & Senegalese Normalization Association (SNA)organized the 2020 world toilet day in with the whole theme of ” Sustainable sanitation & Climate Change”. The ceremony was chaired by the general secretary of the water and sanitation Ministry with the presence of GGGI senegal country representative and […]

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 3, 2020

Decentralization to tackle urban waste: the case of Battambang

Battambang, like many other cities in Cambodia, faces numerous waste management challenges. Uncontrolled disposal, a lack of waste separation, and recycling all pose public health and environmental issues for the city. Issued in 2015, Sub-Decree 113 on the Management of Urban Garbage and Solid Waste aims to decentralize waste management and establish roles and responsibilities […]

News • December 2, 2020

Consultation Workshop on a Wastewater Management Strategy for Pakse City

Pakse City, Champasack Province, November 20, 2020 – Department of Public Works and Transport, Champasack province, and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) jointly hosted a consultation workshop to draft a wastewater management strategy for Paske city. The objective of the workshop was to get inputs from the village authorities and other stakeholders on the […]

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 • December 2, 2020

Launch of Behavior Change Communications Campaign for Luxembourg project

The city of Tivaouane held a launching ceremony for the behavior change communications campaign of the Waste Water, Plastic Waste, Electric & Electronic Waste in Secondaries Cities Project. The event gathered all implementing partners and was chaired by the Senegal Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. The event commenced with introductory remarks from the perfect […]

News • November 27, 2020

2nd Workshop on the engaging the private sector in building flood resilience capacities under the GCF NAP

26th November , Kamonyi district ,Southern Province, in Rwanda.  The Global Green Growth Institute and Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) co-organised the second GCF NAP workshop on engaging the private sector in building flood resilience capacities held in Kamonyi with stakeholders from the Kamonyi District office, Executive of Kamonyi , Rwanda Environment Management (REMA) ,Rwanda […]

News • November 26, 2020

1st Workshop on private sector engagement in building flood resilience capacities under the GCF NAP

25th November , Kigali Rwanda , the Global Green Growth Institute (GCF delivery partner) and Rwanda Environment Management Authority (NDA) co-organised the workshop for the GCF NAP Project on the role of the private sector engagement and elaboration of concept notes for selected sites in the city of Kigali namely Magerwa/Rwandex and Mpazi. The workshop […]

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 […]

Reports

Promoting Green Mobility Through Electric Motorcycles in Cambodia Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Promoting Green Mobility Through Electric Motorcycles in Cambodia

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

CRGG Project Completion Report Philippines  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
CRGG Project Completion Report

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

CRGG Outcomes Assessment Report Philippines  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
CRGG Outcomes Assessment Report

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

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
Report
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
Report
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
Report
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
Report
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
Report
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
Report
Accelerating Implementation of Nepal’s Nationally Determined Contribution: Investment Projects for Electric Mobility

Nepal  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Green Cities Staff

Phonesavanh Latmany

Cities and Climate Change Officer

Ankit Bhatt

Senior Water and Sanitation Analyst

Lah Soukkaseum

Senior Associate

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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