Funding Agency

The Foreign,Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) leads the UK’s global efforts to end extreme poverty and deliver the Global Goals for Sustainability (SDGs). In Uganda, the FCDO is focusing on strengthening health and education systems, increasing choices, tackling violence against women and girls and providing humanitarian support to refugees.

The FCDO is also helping to unlock opportunities for the UK and other businesses to help Uganda create jobs for its people and become a greater trading partner of the UK in the future.

The UK Government funds the CIG programme with £20m over 5 years to provide highly technical assistance to support planning and unlock investment in urban development, energy, and other infrastructure services.

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Funding Agency

Cardno International Development

Cardno International Development Ltd (Cardno) provides professional services to design and deliver programmes in support of economic growth, wealth creation, social and rural development in developing countries and emerging economies. Cardno has corporate offices in Australia, Belgium, Indonesia, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, United Kingdom and the United States. With more than 50 years of experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, Cardno has primarily been involved in the delivery of international development assistance projects across the region.

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Consortium Members

Onward Resources International (ORI)

Founded in early 2014, and drawing from over 50 years of highly relevant experience by the core team, Online Resources International provide international expertise and consulting services which promote market-based approaches to sustainable development.

ORI work across critical sectors of developing economies including Agriculture; Green Growth and Climate Change; Inclusive Business Development; Gender and Economic Inclusion; Trade and Growth Hubs; Power and Renewable Energy; and, Cities Competitiveness and Sustainable Infrastructure.

ORI has presence in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Tanzania. For more information about ORI click here

Genesis Analytics

Founded in 1998, Genesis Analytics (Genesis), an economic and development consulting firm, advises private and public-sector clients in emerging markets. Genesis has advised clients in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa with a regional east African office in Nairobi, Kenya, Genesis has completed over 900 engagements for more than 100 clients in 22 countries in Africa. A key strength of Genesis’s offering lies in the complementary nature of their areas of expertise: public and private sectors; finance and macroeconomics; banking and capital markets; policy and implementation; competition and regulation; financial and economic transaction advisory services; and infrastructure and PPP advisory.

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Ricardo Energy & Environment (Ricardo)

Ricardo is a British company with 60 years of delivery of energy, climate and environment-related consulting services. An internationally-renowned consultancy with world-leading energy and environmental expertise, Ricardo operates projects around the world. Ricardo’s track record in the energy sector includes successful projects undertaken for regional organisations and multilateral development banks. Ricardo has successfully completed over 200 projects in Africa, covering 26 countries.

For successful delivery of the CIG Programme Ricardo draws on the expertise across its seven practices which, in addition to energy and power, include climate change, sustainable transport, air quality, environment and water, and waste management.

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