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.

Sustainable Energy

Energy powers economic growth and social development. Harnessing the potential of sustainable, clean energy and universal energy access represents a keystone to achieving inclusive green growth. GGGI works with Governments & private partners to transform energy markets, scale-up green investment, and achieve efficient use of energy resources across economic sectors.

Nishant Bhardwaj

Deputy Director/Global Sector Lead for Renewable Energy

Theory of Change: Sustainable Energy

Transforming energy systems and providing affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is a critical driver for green growth. Energy systems Worldwide remain reliant on polluting fossil-fuels that contribute to climate change and environmental degradation. At the same time, a fifth of the global population still lack basic access to electricity, forced instead to burn dirty fuels that impact health and prosperity.

GGGI works with emerging economies to make the energy transition a reality by ensuring green growth is at the heart of energy system planning, and by helping our partners to scale-up investment in clean, and energy efficient infrastructure. In line with the Sustainable Development Goals, GGGI’s energy activities support the expanding access to affordable & sustainable energy services, improving sustainable energy generation mix and enhancing and integrating energy efficiency.

Projects

Project
Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access
Start Date Q4 2018
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget USD 1 500 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Sustainable Energy-Water Solution for Medium to Large Scale Irrigation of Commercial Farming in Uganda
Start Date Q1 2018
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget USD 290 166
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
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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Project
Vanuatu National Green Energy Fund (NGEF)
Start Date Q1 2016
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
India Financial Instrument for Off-grid Energy
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Biogas Cogeneration Project Senegal
Start Date Q1 2016
Approved Budget 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Vanuatu National Green Energy Fund (NGEF)
Start Date Q4 2016
Funding Source Core and Green Climate Fund (GCF Readiness Project)
Approved Budget USD 10 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Fiji Solar Project on Taveuni island
Start Date Q3 2016
Funding Source Bankable Project
Approved Budget USD 3 500 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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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
Supporting the Implementation of the Green Growth Framework for Fiji – Phase 2
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 029 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Mobilizing Finance for Green Energy Projects in Vanuatu
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 002 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Unleashing the Potential of Uganda’s Economy through Green Growth
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 615 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • 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
Scaling up Pro-poor Renewable Energy in Mozambique
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 667 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Hybrid Solar PV Project
Start Date Q4 2016
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 32 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Mandalika Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Solar PV Project
Start Date Q4 2016
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 32 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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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 • March 5, 2020

The Pacific NDC Hub supports the implementation of Tuvalu’s climate targets

February 25, Funafuti, Tuvalu – During the last Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu in 2019 a sign welcomed the Pacific leaders: “Before us we see the devastating effects of climate change on our children; sea level rising, land erosion, cyclone damage. Threats such as these are ever present for Pacific Island nations. Remember: “We must […]

News • March 1, 2020

Workshop review and alignment of the National Environment Management Policy 2019 (NEMP) to the National Environment Act

The Ministry of Water and Environment of the Republic of Uganda in partnership with the GGGI Uganda office convened a workshop to review and align the National Environment Management Policy 2019 (NEMP) to the National Environment Act 2019 on February 26-27, 2020 at the Silver Springs Hotel Bugolobi, Kampala. The workshop was presided over by […]

News • February 20, 2020

Debriefing Session on the Solar-powered Irrigation System – Project’s Pre-feasibility Study

February 13th, 2020. Ramada Pearl Hotel, Ouagadougou. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Burkina Faso team organized a debriefing session on the solar pump project’s pre-feasibility study. The project is focused on replacing diesel- / gas oil-powered pumps used by farmers, by promoting the use of cleaner and profitable solar-powered irrigation systems. The purpose of […]

News • February 4, 2020

Fiji Prime Minister officially opens the Regional Pacific NDC Hub office

On February 04, Fiji Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama officially opened the Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Hub Office at the Pacific Community (SPC) campus in Suva, Fiji. This marked an important milestone for Pacific Island member countries determination to take a leading role in meeting the climate change targets set out in the […]

News • January 31, 2020

Workshop on Development of Policy, Technical Standards, and Financing Measures for Electric Vehicles

January 21, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Lao team co-hosted a half-day workshop on the development of policy, technical standards and financing measures for electric vehicles (EV) in partnership and coordination with the Department of Transport (DOT) of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT). This event brought together 70+ representatives […]

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 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

Swedish Energy Agency and Global Green Growth Institute partner to establish Article 6 Activities

MADRID – 4th December 2019 – Today, the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a cooperation agreement on the sidelines of COP25 to launch the Mobilizing Article 6 Trading Structures (MATS) Program, a pilot project aimed at establishing Article 6 Activities under the Paris Agreement. The objective of this […]

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 19, 2019

The Pacific NDC Hub Helps Turn Climate Plans into Climate Action in Fiji

November 19, Suva, Fiji – The Fijian Government has proven its commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by hosting a workshop that is helping turn national climate change plans into tangible climate action. In line with its commitment to the Paris Agreement, Fiji has national targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 […]

News • November 15, 2019

National Consultation and Planning Workshop on “Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access”

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Monday, November 11, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) and Central Provincial Administration (CPA), conducted the National Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access. The workshop is […]

News • October 15, 2019

GGGI launches multimedia knowledge sharing platform to highlight Pacific SIDS transition to renewable energy

SEOUL – October 15, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today launched a new platform, Powering Pacific Green Growth, to share knowledge and raise visibility about the steps and successes countries in the Pacific region are making to achieve Paris Agreement commitments and SDGs through the application and scale-up of clean, sustainable energy […]

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 3, 2019

Launch of the Vanuatu National Energy Road Map 2016-2030 Implementation Plan (NERM-IP)

Port Vila, Vanuatu, October 2 – The National Energy Road Map Implementation Plan (NERM-IP) developed by the Department of Energy with technical support from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was launched on Tuesday 1st October, by the Minister of Climate Change Adaptation Honourable Bruno Lengkon (MP). Minister Lengkon, formerly Minister of Foreign Affairs in […]

Reports

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

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

Fiji Country Planning Framework 2019 – 2023 Fiji  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Fiji Country Planning Framework 2019 – 2023

Fiji  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

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

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

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

Sustainable Energy Brochure Sustainable Energy
Report
Sustainable Energy Brochure

Sustainable Energy

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
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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

3rd National Urban Forum Rwanda- Background Paper Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
3rd National Urban Forum Rwanda- Background Paper

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

Peru Country Planning Framework 2017-2021 Water and Sanitation  • Peru  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Peru Country Planning Framework 2017-2021

Water and Sanitation  • Peru  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

The Economic, Social and Enviromental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
The Economic, Social and Enviromental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia

Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Mobilization of Private Investment in Green Growth in Viet Nam- Case Studies based on GGGI’s Activities Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Mobilization of Private Investment in Green Growth in Viet Nam- Case Studies based on GGGI’s Activities

Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Tạo sự hấp dẫn cho năng lượng sinh khối trong ngành mía đường ở Việt Nam Viet Nam  • Sustainable Energy
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Tạo sự hấp dẫn cho năng lượng sinh khối trong ngành mía đường ở Việt Nam

Viet Nam  • Sustainable Energy

Sweetening the Deal for Biomass Energy in Viet Nam’s Sugar Industry Viet Nam  • Sustainable Energy
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Sweetening the Deal for Biomass Energy in Viet Nam’s Sugar Industry

Viet Nam  • Sustainable Energy

Developing Rwandan Secondary Cities as Model Green Cities with Green Economic Opportunities : Green City Framework and Guidelines Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
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Developing Rwandan Secondary Cities as Model Green Cities with Green Economic Opportunities : Green City Framework and Guidelines

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

Developing Rwandan Secondary Cities as Model Green Cities with Green Economic Opportunities: Preliminary Analysis and Diagnosis Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
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Developing Rwandan Secondary Cities as Model Green Cities with Green Economic Opportunities: Preliminary Analysis and Diagnosis

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

GGGI Sustainable Energy Staff

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Deputy Director/Global Sector Lead for Renewable Energy

Dereje Senshaw

Principal Specialist

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