Overall Objective

GGGI’s objective in Rwanda is to provide technical support to the National Fund for Environment and Climate Change (FONERWA) Facility, and to support the development planning of 6 Green Secondary Cities.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress
Contact
Innocent Kabenga

Country Representative - Rwanda

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Infrastructure

Ministry of Natural Resources

Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning

Context

Rwanda achieved impressive real GDP growth of about 9% per annum between 2000 and 2014. As a result of this growth, Rwanda is experiencing high urbanization rates concentrated in its capital, Kigali, and given its limited total land area, it is now one of the densest countries in Africa.

GGGI is supporting the Government of Rwanda’s work on developing the policy frameworks, guidelines, and investment strategies necessary for the transformation of 6 secondary cities and in operationalizing the National Fund for Environment and Climate Change (FONERWA) Facility.

News

News • June 13, 2018

Green Climate Fund (GCF) Preparatory Awareness workshop to support the implementation of the Green City Development Projects in Nyagatare

June 13, Nyagatare –  The GGGI Rwanda team, as a delivery partner for the Green Climate Fund (GCF), hosted the so-called Awareness Workshop to provide preparatory support for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to implement Green City Development Projects in Nyagatare on June 13. Mr. Jean Pierre Munyeshyaka, GGGI’s Senior Associate Green Urbanisation and Nyagatare District […]

News • June 3, 2018

Rwanda Celebrates World Bicycle Day- 3rd June 2018

The first World Bicycle Day will be celebrated on June 3rd with a series of events at the UN in New York as well as local events around the world. The UN adopted the resolution describing the bicycle as “simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation, fostering environmental stewardship and health. The […]

News • May 31, 2018

Rwanda’s Youth Participation in environmental protection

 “Rwanda, a developing country in East Africa with overly dense population has agricultural economy. About 82 percent cultivable land needs irrigation. During dry season and due to climate change, demand for secondary irrigation is increasing. Irrigation by electric power, diesel pump and solar pumps are some of the existing alternatives. However, due to the high […]

News • April 13, 2018

Women in Leadership Pressing for progress to inspire and contribute to the sustainable development of Rwanda

Rwanda is among the most vulnerable countries to climate change due to its topography and the rain patterns that become more intense during rainy seasons and dry seasons that take longer than usual, hence tough drought in some parts of the country. The fact that women are primarily responsible for household’s water availability and food […]

News • March 22, 2018

GGGI supports Rwanda in solving pressure to the provision of water

By Ilija Gubic, Senior Officer – Green Infrastructure (Rwanda Program) Africa & The Middle East and Dheeraj Arrabothu, Green Building Officer, Rwanda Program 22 March 2018, Kigali, Rwanda – Rwanda, although predominantly rural, has been urbanizing rapidly, from a half-million urban residents in 1995 to more than three and a half million today. Two years […]

News • March 16, 2018

GGGI supported the Government of Rwanda to receive a grant of $600,000 from the Green Climate Fund

Kagali, Rwanda – March 16, 2018 – GGGI has worked in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda to develop the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Proposal for the Republic of Rwanda. The GGGI Rwanda team has played a pivotal role in supporting the Government of Rwanda – through the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) – […]

News • March 11, 2018

Rwanda receives $600,000 grant from Green Climate Fund to implement Green Development Projects in Secondary Cities

Read the press release by the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA). The Government of Rwanda, through the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), has received a grant of $600,000 from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to support implementation of key climate change frameworks including the country’s Green Growth and Climate Resilient Strategy. The “Readiness and preparatory […]

News • February 1, 2018

Italy and GGGI sign contribution agreement for cooperation to support Rwanda’s NDC Implementation

SEOUL, Feb 1 2018 (GGGI) – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) signed a cooperation agreement on January 15 to support the Government of Rwanda to implement its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement. Under the agreement, IMELS contributed EUR 100 thousand to GGGI to provide technical assistance to increase […]

News • January 15, 2018

Italy and GGGI sign contribution agreement for cooperation to support Rwanda’s NDC Implementation

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) signed a cooperation agreement on January 15 to support the Government of Rwanda to implement its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement. Under the agreement, IMELS contributed EUR 100 thousand to GGGI to provide technical assistance to increase resilience and adaptation to climate change. […]

News • December 8, 2017

GGGI and Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure hold a training session for district technicians on project proposal development and financing

Kigali, 8 December – During the Rwanda Green Growth Week (RGGW), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) organized a Training of Trainers (ToT) event on Project Proposals Development and Financing for District Technicians as part of the capacity development programme for the six secondary cities to support […]

News • December 6, 2017

Day 3 of the Rwanda Green Growth Week – Sustainable Built Environment: Opportunities and Challenges

Kigali, December 6, 2017 – As a part of the ongoing flagship event on green growth – Rwanda Green Growth Week – Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) and the Rwanda Green Building Organization (RwGBO) organized an event on “Sustainable Built Environment: Opportunities and Challenges”. Speaking during the opening plenary, Eric Serubibi, Director General of RHA thanked […]

News • December 5, 2017

Global Green Growth Institute gathers partners to discuss Principles and Strategies of Greening Growth in Rwanda

On December 5, GGGI led an event on Rwanda’s Green Growth Principles and Strategies as part of the very first Rwanda Green Growth Week in Kigali. This week is a series of events bringing together policy makers and practitioners from across the country, continent and the world to share experiences in green growth and climate […]

News • December 1, 2017

Kigali to host first Rwanda Green Growth Week

Kigali, December 1, 2017 – Rwanda’s national Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy (GGCRS) has been in operation since 2011. Following the launch of the Strategy, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) began supporting the Government of Rwanda in implementing the GGCRS through various projects and programs to integrate green growth principles into policy-making, planning, and […]

News • March 5, 2017

Rwanda to issue green building certificates in 2018

The sustainable building model in Rwanda is coming of age especially with the new move by the government to introduce green building certification and guidelines by 2018. Sunday Times has established that the green building certificate will serve as an implementation instrument of the green construction regulations component of the recently adopted Building Code. According […]

News • May 10, 2016

Rwanda Launches Roadmap for Green Secondary City Development

KIGALI, RWANDA – May 10, 2016 – The Government of Rwanda in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today launched the National Road Map for Green Secondary Cities Development in Rwanda, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa event in Kigali. The National Roadmap will support Rwanda’s Green Growth […]

Projects

Project
Sustainable Urban Wetlands Development within Kigali City
Start Date Q1 2018
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget euro 1 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Project
Rwanda (FONERWA)
Start Date Q1 2012
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Rwanda Green City Pilot Project
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Rwanda Climate Resilient Green Cities
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 965 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Technical Support to the Rwanda National Fund for Environment and Climate Change (FONERWA) Facility
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 811 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

Rwanda Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Rwanda Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Rwanda: National Roadmap for Green Secondary City Development Rwanda  • Green Cities
Report
Rwanda: National Roadmap for Green Secondary City Development

Rwanda  • Green Cities

GGGI In-Country Staff

Vanessa Umuhorakeye

Senior Administrative Associate, Rwanda

Okechukwu Daniel Ogbonnaya

Lead - Rwanda Program Co-ordination

Michelle Defreese

Sr Officer - Rwanda Program (Green Growth)

Jean Pierre Munyeshyaka

Senior Associate, Green Urbanization

Innocent Kabenga

Country Representative - Rwanda

Ilija Gubic

Sr Officer -Green Infrastructure (Rwanda Program)

Franco Kamanzi

Associate- Rwanda Program