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Governing Inclusive Green Economy in Africa (GIGGA)


Global Challenges Research Fund/ESRC

Project Team

Geography & Environmental Science


See below


2017 - 2018


Ethiopia; Kenya; Nigeria

Key Contact

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke


Green, economy, sustainable technologies




GIGGA is a Network grant project funded by ESRC under the Global Challenges Research Fund. The project aims to build a genuine interdisciplinary and international collaborative Network that can develop a substantive and innovative research agenda on the governance of green growth in Africa. The project is led of Professor Chukwumerije Okereke from the University of Reading, UK.

The Network comprises individuals from:

  1. four UK universities,
  2. academics from five countries in Africa and India,
  3. national and regional government institutions and departments,
  4. four research institutes and policy think tanks across Africa,
  5. top NGOs and civil society organisations in Africa.
Our research

The main objective of the project is to lay the foundation for a robust assessment and understanding of the dynamics of green growth governance in Africa and the implications for sustainable economic transformation in the continent. Particular attention will be paid to understanding key challenges for leveraging green growth as a means to tackle inequality and poverty plus interventions that can be honed to transcend existing barriers to deliver results at scale and enhance sustainability. 

The main activity planned is to hold three meetings in Africa (Ethiopia, Nigeria and Kenya) to deliberate on research issues in the field and outline avenues for high impact interdisciplinary research going forward. There will be a wrap up conference in Reading in June 2018 to mark the end of the project. 


  • University College London, UK
  • University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • University of Ethiopia Addis Ababa
  • Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI)
  • The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)
  • African Technology Policy Studies (ATPS) Kenya
  • Oversea Research Foundation, India
  • National  Planning Commission, Nigeria
  • The African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC)
  • The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)
  • Schrodinger Genentech, Nigeria