Ugandan entrepreneur Muhammed Lubowa has won one of the first Green Climate Fund (GCF) Green Champions Awards.
He was also crowned the transformational country champion.
The awards were announced on December 5 in Madrid, Spain during the climate change meeting.
Lubowa is the founder and general director of All In Trade Limited, a Ugandan private company, that supplies, maintains reliable and affordable renewable energy solutions for the country and other countries in Eastern Africa.
Green Climate Fund rewarded Lubowa for 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 centres in Uganda’s rural communities.
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.