Okubal Peter James Ejokuo is GGGI Uganda’s Representative. He has been instrumental in supporting the government of Uganda is its pursuit to transition to a green Economy. In partnership with relevant Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies; Private Sector; civil society and Development Partners, GGGI with Peter’ leadership supported the completion of the Uganda’s Green Growth Development Strategy; Its implementation roadmap; supported the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development to Mainstream Green Growth in the National Urban Policy as well as the Development of the Green Cities Development Roadmap. The team is currently supporting the Government of Uganda to complete its National Urban Solid Waste Management Policy. He is in the process of completing the development of GGGI Uganda’s Country Planning Framework which is anchoring GGGI’s support to the GoU in three important and interrelated areas (Green Urban Development; Expanded Access to Renewal Energy and Green Financing) seen as the drivers of Uganda’s ambition to attain middle income status
Peter has 20 years of experience in Development Practice in both Government, Civil Society, Private Sector and NGOs. He has interest in gender sensitive, inclusive and pro-poor development approaches that promote environmental sustainability; reduce inequality and promote social transformation.
Prior to joining GGGI, he worked as a Country Representative of WaterAid Uganda He has also held other positions such as Executive and Director of Programmes for Panos Eastern Africa – a regional media for development and development organization; Programmes Manager with Stromme Foundation in South Sudan; Programme Manager with Child Fund International in Uganda; Sub Office Coordinator and Project Manager with Care International in Uganda; a Socio – Economist with the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) in Uganda and a Programme Officer with ActionAid International in Uganda.
Peter Okubal holds a Master’s Degree in Development Economics from Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University in the Netherlands and Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Rural Economy from Makerere University in Uganda. He also has professional training in livelihoods and Poverty Reduction from the Universities of East Anglia (UEA); authored and co-authored various papers and books like Hidden Heat: Communicating climate change in Uganda: Challenges and Opportunities in School of Psychology Cardiff University link http://psych.cf.ac.uk/understandingrisk/docs/hidden_heat.pdf