Visit of the Director General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman to Uganda

Media Advisory

Announcing Director-General visit to Uganda

Kampala, July 17, 2018

Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will be on a two-day working visit to Uganda from August 2-3 to strengthen bilateral relations between the Government of Uganda and the GGGI. During his visit, the Director General will reaffirm GGGI’s commitment to support Uganda’s transition to a green economy and contribute to its NDCs and SDGs commitments; with a view of attaining middle-income status as espoused in the Vision 2040, Second National Development Plan (NDPII) and the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (UGGDS).

GGGI in its Country Planning Framework for Uganda (2017-2021), commits to contribute to mobilization of green investments; expansion of national electricity access by boosting investment in off-grid renewable energy and energy efficiency; and improve investments, competitiveness and climate proof cities to enhance sustainable services, green jobs, reduced poverty and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, GGGI commits to promote climate resilient agriculture; sustainable energy-water solutions for irrigation based on the integrated water resource management principles; and faecal sludge and waste water management for improved sanitation.

The Director General during his visit shall pay courtesy to H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda, hold meetings with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA); the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED), Ministry of Water and Environment (MoWE), Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD), Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Development Partners like European Union and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The visit is expected to raise the urgency of the need to prioritize the interventions outlined in the UGGDS especially as the GoU embarks on the National Development Plan three (NDPIII) development, the need to access to international green finance; enhance green technology transfer; promote north-south and south-south cooperation, learning and knowledge exchange; and improve accountability and transparency mechanisms.

Uganda is currently a partner to GGGI and is in the advanced stages of accessing membership and therefore, is expected to be admitted as a full member in the next joint Assembly and council session in October 2018.

As part of our contribution to the green economy transition in Uganda, GGGI commits to raise $110M in projects, grants and Technical Assistance by 2020.

About the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization that supports developing country governments transition to a model of economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. GGGI delivers programs in 27 partner countries, both member and non-member, with technical support, capacity building, policy planning & implementation, and by helping to build a pipeline of bankable green investment projects. GGGI has 28 Member countries from developed, developing countries, including Small Island Developing States, from South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia and the Pacific regions