UGANDAN ENTREPRENEUR WINS GREEN CLIMATE FUND (GCF) AWARDS FOR EXPANDING RENEWABLE ENERGYMichael Kibirige
Businessman Muhammed Lubowa, has become a Climate Entrepreneur during the first GCF Green Champions Awards for his resourcefulness in increasing the uptake of renewable power in Uganda and neighboring nations
Madrid.- Ugandan Entrepreneur Muhammed Lubowa is now a Transformational Country Champion after winning one of the first GCF Green Champions Awards. The awards were announced on December 5th in Madrid, Spain during the major climate change meeting of the year, COP25.
Mr Lubowa is one of six award winners chosen among 280 entries from countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, South Pacific and North America. The inaugural GCF Green Champions Awards are designed to show it is possible to make a difference in overcoming the challenge of climate change. They focus on achievements by individuals and organisations taking strong climate action in developing countries.
Mr Lubowa is the founder and general director of All In Trade Limited. This Ugandan private company supplies and maintains reliable and affordable renewable energy solutions for people in Uganda and other countries in Eastern Africa. These include solar and wind power systems.
The partnership of Mr Lubowa’s company with Centenary Rural Development Bank has resulted in the creation of an energy entrepreneur pilot model, where rural energy distributors are selected by the bank in their rural communities to be distributors of regional solar systems. All In Trade installs and provides maintenance service to the systems sold. Mr Lubowa is raising awareness of clean energy and the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility through infrastructure development which includes underground solar-powered boreholes, in-house solar lighting, solar water heating and solar street lighting systems for schools and worship centers in Uganda’s rural communities.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a global fund created under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2010, as part of the Convention’s financial mechanism. It aims to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change.
GCF helps developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change. It seeks to promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development, taking into account the needs of nations that are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. GCF is headquartered in Songdo, Incheon City, Republic of Korea.
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