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
Thematic Areas
Countries
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
Thematic Areas
Countries
Papua New Guinea 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
Thematic Areas
Countries
Greening 1000 telecommunication towers for Papua New Guinea – a fuel switch project
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 28,504
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
Project
Countries
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
Thematic Areas
Countries
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
Thematic Areas
Countries
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
Thematic Areas
Countries
Greening Rural Housing in India through PMAY-G
Start Date Q1 May 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 55,736
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
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
Thematic Areas
Countries
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
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Mongolia(MN04) Promoting Energy Efficiency and ESCO development in Mongolia
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 120,326
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Mongolia(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
Thematic Areas
Countries
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
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Mongolia(MN15) TTR Phase II-Development of Guideline for Standard Offer Program
Start Date Q1 Aug 7 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 45,911
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Countries
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
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Countries
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
Thematic Areas
Countries
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
Thematic Areas
Countries
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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Project
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Pacific Region(PAC01) Green growth governance – Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access
Start Date Q4 20181215
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 542,614
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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News

News • January 18, 2021

GGGI discuss RE100 climate targets in the Cambodian garment industry with H&M and Adidas

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, JANUARY 14, 2021 – Ms. Karolien Caser-Diez, GGGI Cambodia’s Country Representative, took part in a European Chamber of Commerce Cambodia Breakfast Talk on “How can European Brands Meet Other Global Climate Goals in Cambodia?”. The event brought together development partners working in the field of sustainable energy alongside representatives from Adidas and the H&M Group, a member of RE100.  Representing Switch Garment, an […]

News • January 7, 2021

Success of Greenpreneurs in Uganda: A tenure of transcendence!

The Greenpreneurs program is a joint initiative by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Student Energy and the Youth Climate Lab. Through the 12-week global business accelerator and competition, the program identifies and recognizes the efforts of young persons from developing and emerging economies, that are leading positive change that impacts their communities in the […]

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 15, 2020

Fiji holds Consultation on review of the National Energy Policy and development of its SDG 7 Roadmap

2nd December 2020 – Fiji’s Department of Energy (DoE), under the Ministry of Infrastructure and Meteorological Services, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), today organized a one-day “National Consultation Workshop on the Development of an SDG7 Roadmap for Fiji and the […]

News • November 20, 2020

Regional Validation Workshop on Renewable Energy & Green Economy Capacity Building in Melanesia

On Thursday 12th November 2020, Her Excellency Ms. Cho Shin-Hee, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Fiji, opened the Regional Validation Workshop for the Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access, a Regional Project targeting Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The project is […]

News • November 13, 2020

New Zealand and GGGI to partner in support of new energy policy for Fiji.

SUVA, FIJI – 06 November 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), today signed an agreement to support the development of Fiji’s new National Energy Policy 2020-2030. Fiji’s energy sector is critical to the achievement of the island nation’s development goals, including reducing reliance […]

News • October 28, 2020

Rwanda hosts the 3rd virtual Business to Business webinar between Italy and Rwanda to discuss vailable opportunities for private sector to enhance green growth and sustainable development in both countries

15th Oct 2020 , Kigali Rwanda, the Global Green Growth Institute-Rwanda in collaboration with Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) organized the 3rd virtual Business to Business (B2B) webinar. Rwanda and Italy Business to Business exchanges are to enhance green growth in both countries , with over 240 participants it was a successful online discuss. The […]

News • October 21, 2020

Consultation workshop on the establishment of a Renewable Energy National Financial Vehicle (NFV)

Ouagadougou, October 13-14, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a workshop on the establishment of a National Financial Vehicle (NFV) to exclusively support the renewable energy sector.  The main objective of the workshop was to share information on the initiative, gather information, and share experiences with the relevant stakeholders in the renewable […]

News • September 29, 2020

Pumps Solarization for Agriculture: Joint Mission GGGI, FONSIS, SAED in the valley down Senegal river

                                                                       September 21-23, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), FONSIS, & SAED went on a joint mission to local agricultural installations in rice-farming irrigated gardens in the valley located down the Senegal river. THE VISIT : Sites : In Dagana, 120 KM from Saint Louis and north of Senegal, a […]

News • September 25, 2020

Kick-off event launches the EU-funded project “Switch Garment: Promotion of Sustainable Energy Practices in the Garment Sector in Cambodia”

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia; September 11, 2020 – Today, a kick-off event was held for the launch of the EU-funded project “Promotion of Sustainable Energy Practices in the Garment Sector in Cambodia”, or Switch Garment, at the headquarters of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC). The project, which is funded by the EU SWITCH-Asia Grants […]

News • September 21, 2020

Market Study on BioCNG in Central & East Kalimantan

GGGI and Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MoEMR) through the Directorate General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) titled Market Study on BioCNG Application in Central and East Kalimantan Provinces. Divided into two sessions, the FGD was conducted on Friday, August 14, 2020. The market study […]

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 […]

Reports

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

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

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

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

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

Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

La cartographie institutionnelle du domaine des systèmes de Mesurage, Rapportage et Vérification (MRV) du Burkina Faso Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
La cartographie institutionnelle du domaine des systèmes de Mesurage, Rapportage et Vérification (MRV) du Burkina Faso

Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

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

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

Jordan Green Growth National Action Plans 2021-2025: Energy sector Jordan  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Jordan Green Growth National Action Plans 2021-2025: Energy sector

Jordan  • Sustainable Energy

Regional Inclusive Green Economy Training – Rwanda Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Regional Inclusive Green Economy Training – Rwanda

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

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

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

GGGI Information Note Senegal  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
GGGI Information Note

Senegal  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Flagship publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • 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  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

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

Flagship publications  • 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 Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique
Report
Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation

Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • 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

GGGI Sustainable Energy Staff

Christophe Assicot

Deputy Country Representative

Will Rolston

Senior Program Officer

Benjamin Keni

Associate Country Programs Coordinator, Papua New Guinea

Nishant Bhardwaj

Deputy Director/Global Sector Lead for Renewable Energy

Juhern Kim

Country Representative, Philippines

Dereje Senshaw

Principal Specialist

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