Thematic Strategies: Communities of Practice

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.

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.

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Projects

VN13
Countries
VN13 MSWTE Finance Facility in Viet Nam
Start Date Q2 Jan 07, 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 3,000,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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IN22
Countries
IN22 Road map for Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption and charging infrastructure for the urban freight sector in Maharashtra
Start Date Q3 20-08-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Sustainable Transport
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BF13
Thematic Areas
Countries
BF13 The Social Housing Energy Efficiency Cooling Program
Start Date Q2 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 617,100
Status Upcoming
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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VN11
Thematic Areas
Countries
VN11 Sustainable Urban Cooling in Viet Nam Cities
Start Date Q2 Jan 01, 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 2,500,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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KH22
Thematic Areas
Countries
KH22 Generating Revenue for Financially Sustainable Sanitation and Waste Management in Kep
Start Date Q4 20201001
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 155,887
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Waste
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KH16
Countries
KH16 Greening Mobility – Phase II
Start Date Q4 20201001
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 112,265
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Transport
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MN17
Countries
MN17 Energy Performance Contracting for Residential Retrofitting in Ulaanbaatar City
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 429,096
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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RW26
Thematic Areas
Countries
RW26 Supporting Rwanda’s Green Economic Recovery: Urbanization through Affordable Housing and Climate Resilient Urban Settlements
Start Date Q1 01-01-2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 50,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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RW23
Countries
RW23 Sustainable Solid and Liquid Waste Management and Valorization in Rwanda’s Green Cities
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 217,165
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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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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RW20
Thematic Areas
Countries
RW20 GCF Readiness Support to Capacitate Rwanda’s Sub-National Level Actors in Green Growth and Climate Resilience
Start Date Q1 05-07-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 699,940
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
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RW19
Countries
RW19 Strengthening, Prioritizing, and Investing in Non-Motorized Transport Infrastructure
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 93,800
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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RW17
Countries
RW17 GCF National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda
Start Date Q1 03-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,823,993
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
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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
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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) 837,171
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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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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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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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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GIS03
Countries
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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VN3
Thematic Areas
Countries
VN3 Vietnam Urban Green Growth Action, Phase II
Start Date Q1 20170101
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 86,995
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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News

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 under UGEFA for Entrepreneurs

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 22, 2021

Project Steering Committee Meeting on Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Environment Improvement in Lao PDR Project

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, February 18, 2021 – The Department of Water Supply (DWS), Ministry of Public Works and Transport together with the Global Green Growth Institute Lao PDR (GGGI) co-hosted a Project Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting on Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Environment Improvement in Lao PDR at the […]

News • February 2, 2021

GGGI inks an MoU with Makerere University to advance research and capacity development in Greening Urbanization

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Makerere University (MUK), the country’s oldest university, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 25, 2021 to establish a knowledge and engagement platform for building capacity for present and future leaders in greening urbanization. The MoU was signed by the Uganda Country representative of GGGI and the […]

News • February 2, 2021

GGGI signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Green Building Council Uganda

GGGI Uganda and the Green Building Council (GBC) signed an MOU on Cooperation for Green City Development under a project intended to Green Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization in four secondary cities. These are Arua, Gulu, Mbarara and Jinja, all of which have significant development challenges. In particular, the MoU seeks to support the incorporation of […]

News • February 2, 2021

Regular Session of the Steering Committee

January 26 – 27, 2021; Senegal – Acting in its capacity as permanent secretariat, GGGI Senegal convened stakeholders for the 2021 Regular Session of the Steering Committee on January 26 – 27, 2021. The edition was on virtual session due to restrictives measures related to the COVID 19 situation in Senegal. The Ministry of Environment […]

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 […]

Reports

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
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  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
CRGG Project Completion Report

Philippines  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

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

Philippines  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

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

Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Forest (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  • Forest (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  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

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

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Green Growth in Action: Attaining Green Cities Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Jordan  • Lao PDR
Report
Green Growth in Action: Attaining Green Cities

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • México

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  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Regional Inclusive Green Economy Training – Rwanda

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

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

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • 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  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • México  • 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  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
3rd NUF outcome report “Implementing New Urban Agenda”

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy

GGGI Green Cities Staff

Modou FALL

Associate, Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment Management (WEEE)

Shomi Kim

Lead of Waste Community of Practice/Green Cities Specialist

Ankit Bhatt

Senior Analyst

Phonesavanh Latmany

Cities and Climate Change Senior Officer

Lah Soukkaseum

Senior Associate

Chansouk Simai

Senior Associate

Sengvida Manichanh

Senior Assistant

Mbaya Isaac DIOP

Sanitation 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

Christina Cheong

Green Cities Specialist and CoP Lead (Green Buildings and Industry)

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