On February 24, GGGI’s team in Rwanda concluded a two weeks training for six Secondary Cities Technical Assistants to be dispatched to the six secondary cities that are part of the Climate Resilient Green Cities program. The two weeks training and onboarding activities was carried out as part of capacity building for the young professionals to familiarize themselves with the policies, tools and guidance to implement the National Roadmap for Green Secondary Cities Development (NRGSCD).
The training was organized as part of the implementation of the NRGSCD, and in response to the expressed demand by the Secondary Cities for day to day technical assistance to support and optimize the existing green growth opportunities and efficient urban development management in these Cities. GGGI in collaboration with the Ministry of Infrastructure has hired six young professionals one for each District to assist the Districts to achieve these goals. The induction was facilitated by GGGI and government experts in different areas relating to green urbanization and investment.
The Assistants will be deployed to the six Secondary Cities of Huye, Muhanga, Nyagatare, Rusizi, Musanze and Huye, starting February 28. As young professionals and recent university graduates, they are expected to use their acquired knowledge and information to support the Secondary Cities to unlock the potentialities in green growth and good management of the urban development in accordance with environmental and social safeguards principles, while reducing poverty and improving quality of life.
GGGI in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda is implementing the Rwanda Climate Resilient Green Cities Program and has developed a National Roadmap for Green Secondary Cities Development (NRGSCD). This roadmap provides simple but tangible key actions to facilitate the government quest to transition to a ‘green economy’ approach to economic transformation, especially in the development of Rwanda’s Secondary cities as poles of economic growth with balanced development opportunities that will enable sustainable livelihood and poverty reduction.