Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG Uganda), is a UK Government funded programme, implemented by Cardno International Development in consortium with Ricardo PLC, Genesis Analytics and Onward Resources International. The five-year programme commenced in June 2018 and is scheduled to close in April 2023.
The CIG Uganda programme aims to enhance the country’s economic growth, leading to job creation and poverty reduction through:
- Enhanced urban productivity that will allow cities to contribute to economic growth;
- Improved infrastructure services, and
- Increased investment in infrastructure services
SCOPE OF PROGRAMME
The programme focus area is on the Jinja-Kampala-Entebbe (JKE) corridor, with an initial emphasis on Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) and Jinja as the key trade route and designated industrial city.
As a demand-led programme, the success of CIG Uganda is dependent on establishing effective working relationships with Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Local Government actors, Development Partners, Private Sector stakeholders, Academia, NGOs, CSOs and communities. We have consulted extensively with all key sector stakeholders during design of the programme, and continue to work in close collaboration with them to ensure the programme remains relevant.
A pool of highly experienced national and international consultants have been built and are working closely with respective government agencies to ensure sustainability.
Inclusive growth is at the centre of all interventions
CIG Uganda is cognizant that an inclusive approach is key in achieving social equality results. As such, Gender, Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) is embedded in all interventions to ensure that no one is left behind, including the most vulnerable population.
Climate change issues are mainstreamed into interventions to build resilience
Building resilience to climate change and other disasters is a critical component of CIG’s work in Uganda. We are mainstreaming climate change and identifying disaster risks in all interventions with a view to design and promote investments and actions that build inclusive, sustainable and climate resilient urban centres within the JKE corridor.