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
Project Reference Profiles – Philippines(PH10) Bataan 50MW Solar Farm Project
Start Date Q1 Apr 15 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 102,175
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Papua New Guinea(PG2) Supporting improved policy settings
Start Date Q1 Sept 10 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 130,225
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Papua New Guinea(PG04) Greening 1000 telecommunication towers for PNG – a fuel switch project
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 28,504
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Senegal(SN07) Support to CNCAS for GCF pipeline development as DAE
Start Date Q1 May 20 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 6,797
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Senegal(SN08) Solar PV electricity for agricultural development
Start Date Q1 Aug 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 43,372
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Sri Lanka(LK01) Scoping and program development
Start Date Q1 June 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 79,047
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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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
Project Reference Profiles – Guyana(GY02) Enhancing Guyana’s Access to GCF to Transition to Renewable Energy
Start Date Q1 Feb 26 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 289,003
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – India(IN05) Greening Rural Housing in India through PMAY-G
Start Date Q1 May 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 55,736
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA06) Technical support to prepare a solar auction in Lao PDR
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 79,143
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA11) Waste energy recovery program at industrial facilities
Start Date Q1 Jul 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 22,599
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
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
Project Reference Profiles – Mongolia(MN05) Mongolia Renewable Energy Absorption Project
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 146,275
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Mongolia(MN06) Low Carbon Heat only boilers in Public Buildings in Mongolia
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 54,397
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
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
Project Reference Profiles – Myanmar(MM03) Mangrove Restoration Program in Myanmar
Start Date Q1 Apr 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 150,920
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Myanmar(MM10) Rice-Husk-To-Power Leasing Finance Facility (RH2P)
Start Date Q1 Mar 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 90,109
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Myanmar(MM11) Distributed Ledger Technology Powered Improved Cookstoves Finance Facility (DLTICS)
Start Date Q1 Oct 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 82,479
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Uganda(UG4) Catalyzing the Solar Home Systems Market: Strategic & Policy Interventions
Start Date Q1 March 6 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 944,900
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Vanuatu(VU04) Phase 3 of Support to the Vanuatu National Green Energy Fund: Operationalizing investment and Exit Strategy
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 59,690
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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News

News • August 4, 2020

Virtual Training of Trainers delivered on Solar PV Systems in PNG

Port Moresby, PNG, – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA) and the Central Provincial Administration (CPA) organized a two-day (09th -10th of July 2020) Pilot Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on draft Solar Photovoltaic (PV) training modules for the project on Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable […]

News • July 22, 2020

Fiji and Development Partners Gather to Chart a Renewable Energy Future

Suva, Fiji – 22 July 2020 – Fiji’s Department of Energy today held an inception workshop to kick-off the development of the country’s new National Energy Roadmap and SDG7 Roadmap. Organized in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the […]

News • July 17, 2020

Fiji convened virtual national consultation on draft NDC investment plans and projects pipeline

Suva, Fiji, May – June 2020 – The Fiji Ministry of Economy (MOE) through the Regional Pacific NDC Hub hosted a series of virtual national consultations with Fiji’s key stakeholders in the transport and energy sectors on the country’s draft NDC investment plan and projects pipeline. Held virtually between May and June 2020, the consultation […]

News • June 26, 2020

Employment Assessment of Renewable Energy: Power sector pathways compatible with NDCs and national energy plans

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; June 26, 2020 – Today, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) released its Employment Assessment of Renewable Energy: Power sector pathways compatible with NDCs and national energy plans technical report. This is the 12th report under GGGI’s Technical Reports Series. Lead Authors of the report include Dr. Stelios Grafakos, GGGI’s Principal […]

News • June 17, 2020

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

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

News • June 12, 2020

EU Funds Two New Projects to Boost a Green Economic Recovery

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: As Cambodia continues to harness clean energy potential around the country, the European Union has signed two project agreements worth EUR 5.3 Million to promote sustainable consumption and production of energy sources and to put local SMEs on a track of a green recovery in Cambodia. Funded by the European Union, the […]

News • June 8, 2020

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

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

News • May 29, 2020

Virtual Training of Trainers delivered on Solar PV Systems in Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu 29 May 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Department of Energy (DoE) of the Ministry of Climate Change – Vanuatu, conducted a two-day pilot training of trainers (ToT) workshop on the 26th and 27th of May, 2020 on draft Solar Photovoltaic (PV) training modules for the […]

News • May 28, 2020

Realizing Transmigration Area 4.0

The implementation of transmigration so far has shown a lot of success in terms of regional development by realizing 1,336 definitive villages, 399 sub-district capitals, 104 district capitals and 2 provincial capitals, as well as in terms of realizing national food security. In accordance with the 2020-2024 RPJMN, the Ministry of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged […]

News • May 21, 2020

Virtual Training of Trainers delivered on Solar PV Systems

Suva, Fiji, May 19, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Climate Change and International Cooperation Division (CCICD) of the Ministry of Economy – Fiji, conducted a two-day pilot training of trainers (ToT) workshop on draft Solar Photovoltaic (PV) training modules for the project on Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable […]

News • May 20, 2020

Final 15 Selected for Greenpreneurs 2020!

May 20, 2020 – Out of a total of 164 applications, the final 15 candidates have been selected for the Greenpreneurs 2020 program! The candidates are all from countries in which GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, and the UAE. Applicants […]

News • May 4, 2020

GGGI Releases its Achieving Green Energy Transformation Report

May 7, 2020; SEOUL – Transitioning to sustainable energy is an urgent priority for countries to address the current climate emergency and achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. To support its Members and partners, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) released its Achieving Global Green Transformation publication, featuring a collection of […]

News • May 4, 2020

Regional Pacific NDC Hub completes first phase of NDC implementation in the Pacific

On 31 March 2020, the Regional Pacific NDC Hub (NDC Hub) successfully completed the first phase of delivering NDC implementation activities in the Pacific region. GGGI is one of four NDC Hub delivery partners along with GIZ (lead partner), Pacific Community (SPC) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). During the first […]

News • April 24, 2020

Waste in Nusa Dua, Bali to Become Power Source

The Ministry of National Development Planning along with PT ITDC Nusantara Utilitas (ITDC NU), which is a subsidiary of Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), and GGGI have initiated a feasibility study on a waste power plant in Nusa Dua, Bali. This study assesses waste composition, waste distribution, the budget, and the law. The first meeting […]

News • April 18, 2020

Greenpreneurs 2020: Applications Now Open!

Applications for Greenpreneurs 2020 are open now!  Organized by GGGI, Youth Climate Lab, and Student Energy, Greenpreneurs is a 12-week virtual entrepreneurship incubator supporting young people to develop social enterprise solutions to address sustainability and climate change issues in their communities! Youth between the ages of 17 and 35 are invited to submit their ideas […]

News • April 18, 2020

GGGI Senegal holds its first Virtual Steering Committee Ordinary Session

Dakar, April 15th and 16th, 2020, The ordinary session of the GGGI Senegal steering committee took place on April 15th an 16th, 2020 virtually. This session took place in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic in Senegal where restriction measures on public gatherings have been taken by the government. It was in a health context […]

News • April 12, 2020

Early Stages of Solar Power Plant in Bangka, Pangkal Pinang

Directorate General of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources worked together with the State Electric Utility Company and GGGI to monitor the preparation to facilitate a purchase agreement of 1 MWp on-grid solar PV power plant to be interconnected with the existing network in Bangka, Pangkal Pinang, on […]

News • March 31, 2020

Preparations underway for installation of solar-powered water pumps in Vanuatu

In March, GGGI, took important steps to install 24 solar-powered water systems on 5 outer islands in Vanuatu. The work is part of the “Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change through Solar Power-driven Access to Water in Rural Areas of Outers Islands, Vanuatu” project being delivered in partnership with the Vanuatu’s Department of Water Resources, with […]

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 […]

Reports

Segunda Fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde en Colombia, GGGI – Reino de Noruega Colombia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Segunda Fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde en Colombia, GGGI – Reino de Noruega

Colombia  • 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  • United States  • Spain  • cote d'ivoire  • Cambodia
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

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

Employment Assessment of Renewable Energy: Power sector pathways compatible with NDCs and national energy plans Rwanda  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Employment Assessment of Renewable Energy: Power sector pathways compatible with NDCs and national energy plans

Rwanda  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Development of Green Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency in Mongolia Mongolia  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Development of Green Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency in Mongolia

Mongolia  • Sustainable Energy

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

Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation Nigeria  • Tanzania  • Gambia  • Cambodia  • Fiji
Report
Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation

Nigeria  • Tanzania  • Gambia  • Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Solomon Islands  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

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

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

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

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

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

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 Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Certification of the Bugesera Airport – Fact Sheet

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

GGGI Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Fact Sheet Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Fact Sheet

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

GGGI Rwanda Green Cities Project Fact Sheet Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI Rwanda Green Cities Project Fact Sheet

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

Rwanda Public Bicycle Sharing – Project Fact Sheet Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Rwanda Public Bicycle Sharing – Project Fact Sheet

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

3rd National Urban Forum Rwanda- Background Paper Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
3rd National Urban Forum Rwanda- Background Paper

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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