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 – China (CN04) Green growth governance – Research Study on Climate Finance Opportunities in South-South and North-South-South Context
Start Date Q1 20190110
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 111,276
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project Reference Profiles – Cambodia (KH10) Green growth governance – Facilitating ESCO investments in Cambodian SMEs
Start Date Q3 20190630
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 44,200
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Caribbean region (CAR02) Green growth governance – Support for OECS policy analysis on energy resilience
Start Date Q2 20190814
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 125,000
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access
Start Date Q4 2018
Funding Source p
Actual 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 p
Actual 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 p
Actual 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 C
Actual Budget (USD) 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 C
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Biogas Cogeneration Project Senegal
Start Date Q1 2016
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Vanuatu National Green Energy Fund (NGEF)
Start Date Q4 2016
Funding Source C
Actual 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 B
Actual 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 C
Actual 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 p
Actual Budget (USD) 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 C
Actual 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 C
Actual 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 C
Actual 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 C
Actual Budget (USD) 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 C
Actual 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 C
Actual 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 C
Actual Budget (USD) 32,000,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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News

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 […]

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 […]

Reports

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” 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
Report
GGGI Rwanda Green Cities Project Fact Sheet

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

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

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

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
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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
Report
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

GGGI Sustainable Energy Staff

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Deputy Director/Global Sector Lead for Renewable Energy

Dereje Senshaw

Principal Specialist

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