Overall Objective

GGGI has partnered with the government of Rwanda (GoR) to ensure that sustainability and green growth are core principles in Rwanda’s future growth and development. GGGI is supporting the government of Rwanda towards an inclusive climate resilient green cities and infrastructure development by:

strengthening national, sub-national  and local green growth planning , financial and institutional frameworks;

supporting green project development implementation and increasing green investment flows ;

improving multi-directional knowledge sharing between South-South and South-North countries ; and

providing technical support to facilitate bilateral & multilateral green growth plans, implementation and investments

The Rwanda country program is carried out by a team of adviser’s that are embedded within partner governments, and district technical assistants within the secondary cities to provide technical assistance in line with Rwanda ‘s sustainable development goals by focusing on three national projects:

Inclusive green urban development ;  Green investment advisory and support and  Green and resource efficient buildings.

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
Inhee Chung

Country Representative, Rwanda

Resource Partner

Green Climate Fund

Italian Ministry for the Environment ,Land and Sea

University of Gothenburg

Swedish Institute

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Infrastructure

Ministry of Environment

Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA)

Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning

Ministry of Local Government

City of Kigali & Six Secondary Cities (Muhanga, Rubavu, Musanze, Rusizi, Huye, Nyagatare)

Local Administrative Entities Development Agency

Rwanda Environment Management Authority

Rwanda Housing Authority

 

 

 

 

 

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 team is supporting the government of Rwanda in its transition towards an inclusive green economy by:

mainstreaming green growth principles and green technologies through the implementation of the Green Growth and Climate Resilient Strategy pilot projects;

strengthening technical capacities of national and local governments in terms of urban planning and green infrastructure development;

supporting Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) as it transitions into a sustainable and blended financing vehicle for green growth in Rwanda;

supporting the government of Rwanda to accelerate progress on SDG targets as well as NDC implementation.

In partnership with the Government of Rwanda (GoR), GGGI supported the implementation of the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy II 2013-2018 (EDPRS II)/now known as the NST1  in green urbanization and secondary city development, as well as providing technical support to the Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA).

GGGI Rwanda has supported GoR with the integration of green growth principles & recommendations from the National Roadmap for Green Secondary City Development into the District Development Strategies (DDS) and their revised master plans.The DDS serves as the next generation of Rwanda’s medium-term strategy under the National Strategies for Transformation 2018-2024 (NST1) which replaces the EDPRS II and is geared towards delivering Rwanda’s new Vision 2050.

 

 

News

News • January 27, 2020

Engineers from IER trained on Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and Templates at the Continuous Professional Development Workshop

Kigali, Rwanda – On 22nd January 2020, GGGI with Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) conducted a capacity building on the Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and excel-based green building minimum compliance templates for the Institution of Engineers Rwanda (IER) at the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Workshop. The workshop was organized by IER in partnership with […]

News • December 29, 2019

GGGI develops template tool for the Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System

Dec 2019 , The excel-based templates for the Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System were developed by GGGI for their government partner Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA),  to support the implementation of the system. The green building minimum compliance system is an Annex to the Rwanda Building Code 2019 and was approved by the Government of […]

News • December 23, 2019

First Technical Consultation meeting on the development of Urban Neighborhood Planning & Design Guidebook

18th December in Kigali , Rwanda  the Ministry of Infrastructure and GGGI Rwanda held  the first Technical Consultation meeting on the development of Urban Neighborhood Planning & Design Guide book with officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) ;Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) ;Ministry of Environment (MoE)  ; Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA) ; […]

News • December 23, 2019

Infrastructure Gender Mainstreaming Strategy Review Workshop

In Musanze District, Rwanda from 9-12 December a group of sector experts gathered for the Infrastructure Gender Mainstreaming Strategy Review Workshop. The workshop was organized by GGGI Rwanda in collaboration with Ministry of Infrastructure.  In attendance there were participants from Musanze District Executive, Vice Mayor of Musanze, Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) […]

News • December 17, 2019

Capacity Building conducted for Ultimate Developers Limited on Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and Templates

11 December 2019, Nyagatare, Rwanda:  GGGI with their government partner Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) conducted a one day capacity building training program for the staff from Ultimate Developers Limited (UDL) on the approved Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and the recently developed excel-based green building minimum compliance templates. The capacity building is in line […]

News • December 7, 2019

Solid Waste Management in Secondary Cities of Rwanda: Muhanga & Huye Situation assessment and potential intervention areas

The Global Green Growth Institute’s thematic approach to green cities supports an integrated and cross-sectoral approach and responds to local, national, and global needs and commitments, through five priority areas: Mainstreaming green growth into urban planning and management; Resource efficient and low carbon cities; Solid waste management: managing waste as resource; Decentralized sanitation and wastewater […]

News • December 6, 2019

Capacity Building for officials commences on the Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and Templates

5 December 2019, Kigali, Rwanda:  GGGI with partner Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) initiated the capacity building program to the government officials on the approved Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and the recently developed excel-based green building minimum compliance templates. The capacity building is in line with the implementation of the Green Building Minimum Compliance […]

News • December 5, 2019

New Times Opinion Piece : Public spaces and public art, New York City and Kigali

KIGALI –  Architects, urban designers, artists and allies in Kigali recently hosted Justin Garrett Moore, Executive Director of New York Public Design Commission [IG1], and discussed public spaces and public art with him. Moore shared that art and culture are key drivers of New York City’s economy as good design of public spaces and quality of […]

News • October 31, 2019

Urban Cinema in Muhanga: Advocating for sustainable secondary cities in Rwanda

To celebrate Urban October, a month dedicated to activities and events organized worldwide that advocate on urban sustainability, the Global Green Growth Institute with the Ministry of Infrastructure, District of Muhanga, Rwanda’s Film Institute, and University of Rwanda organized “Urban Cinema” on October 30, in Rwanda’s rapidly urbanized secondary city: Muhanga. While Muhanga is strategically […]

News • October 2, 2019

Rwanda kicks off annual Urban October celebrations with Urban Walk in Huye District

Every year government and partners organize a month of activities, events and discussions around urban sustainability in October. This year in Rwanda, Urban October activities will encompass creating awareness and sharing knowledge around the theme of municipal solid waste management, and building sustainable and resilient cities. To celebrate “Urban October” the Global Green Growth Institute […]

News • September 29, 2019

Rwanda Celebrates World Green Building Week 2019

27  September 2019, Kigali – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) celebrated World Green Building Week 2019 in Rwanda from 23 – 29 September. The World Green Building Week organized by the World Green Building Council is an annual campaign that motivates and empowers everyone to deliver […]

News • September 27, 2019

University of Gothenburg and GGGI train civil servants on Inclusive Green Economy Practice

In Nyamata – Bugesera Rwanda, from 09–20th September GGGI Rwanda and University of Gothenburg Center for Sustainable Development carried out a two weeks training for fifteen civil servants from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda to strengthen national capacity to create an inclusive Green Economy (IGE), which is one of the prerequisites for achieving Agenda 2030.  During […]

News • September 25, 2019

GGGI Releases “Mapping of Public Spaces to Inform Master Plan Review for Secondary Cities in Rwanda” Assessment

September 25, 2019– The Global Green Growth Institute, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda Housing Authority, local authorities, and other stakeholders collaborated on the assessment of public spaces in Rwanda’s secondary cities. The report titled “Mapping of Public Spaces to Inform Master Plan Review for Secondary Cities in Rwanda,” was developed after the mapping and assessment […]

News • September 19, 2019

New Times : “Rwanda to get gold rated green complex”

19 September 2019 , as Rwanda positions itself to become a regional technology, financial services and conference hub, demand for the right infrastructure is growing. Ultimate Developers Limited (UDL), one of the market leaders in real estate, says it is responding to that need and will soon make Rwanda home to Africa’s first gold-rated green, […]

News • August 23, 2019

GGGI and RHA give insight on Rwanda’s Green Building Initiatives with experts from 10 countries in Africa

Kigali, Rwanda – On 16th August 2019, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) with Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) jointly shared Rwanda’s Green Building Minimum Compliance System at the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) Africa Regional Network Webinar focusing on green growth initiatives in the building and construction sector of Rwanda. The webinar was organized by the ICLEI […]

News • July 22, 2019

Ministry of Infrastructure and GGGI invite key stakeholders to discuss Public Space agenda in Rwanda

The Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) in collaboration with GGGI hosted Thematic Sector Working Group Meeting on Public Spaces. Sector Working Groups are set as a mechanism in Rwanda to prepare yearly forward looking Joint Sector Review that monitors activities within the sector. As an introduction to the urbanization sector in Rwanda , the first Thematic […]

News • July 18, 2019

Awareness Workshop on the newly approved Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System for Architects

Kigali, Rwanda – On 11th July 2019, GGGI initiated awareness dialogue for the construction industry stakeholders on the newly approved Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System at the Rwanda Institute of Architects (RIA) Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Workshop. The workshop was organized by RIA in partnership with the City of Kigali (COK), Rwanda Housing Authority […]

News • July 8, 2019

Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness and preparatory support to implement Green City Development Projects in Rwanda’s Secondary Cities

11th July, at the Kigali Convention Center,  the GCF readiness project closure workshop was held to communicate the knowledge acquired, and share lessons learnt from implementing the GCF readiness project and highlight the way forward ,with a dialogue to receive input from the participants. The workshop organized in collaboration with  Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), […]

News • June 14, 2019

Burkina Faso Minister of Environment ,Green Economy and Climate Change conduct GCF study tour in Kigali, Rwanda

Burkina Faso is aware of the importance of green growth development which is fundamental to supporting the transition and increasing opportunities.  The Government has highlighted several obstacles related to (i) limited technical capacity of actors at all levels; (ii) the lack of sustainable and appropriate financial mechanisms to support the transition to green growth; and […]

News • June 12, 2019

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a global competition

June 12, Seoul, Republic of Korea – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed […]

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
View
Project
Rwanda Green City Pilot Project
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View
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
View
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
View

Reports

Review of GGGI’s Experience to Design and Operationalize National Financing Vehicles to Finance Climate and Green Growth Policy Implementation Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Review of GGGI’s Experience to Design and Operationalize National Financing Vehicles to Finance Climate and Green Growth Policy Implementation

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation Colombia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Jordan  • Mongolia
Report
Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation

Colombia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Jordan  • Mongolia  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Ethiopia  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

GGGI-IMELS Contribution Agreement Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
GGGI-IMELS Contribution Agreement

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Mapping of Public Spaces to Inform Master Plan Review for Secondary Cities in Rwanda Rwanda
Report
Mapping of Public Spaces to Inform Master Plan Review for Secondary Cities in Rwanda

Rwanda

Solid Waste Management in Secondary Cities of Rwanda – Muhanga & Huye Rwanda  • Green Cities
Report
Solid Waste Management in Secondary Cities of Rwanda – Muhanga & Huye

Rwanda  • Green Cities

Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Green Certification of the Bugesera Airport – Fact Sheet Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Green Certification of the Bugesera Airport – Fact Sheet

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Fact Sheet Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
GGGI Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Fact Sheet

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Rwanda Green Cities Project Fact Sheet Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
GGGI Rwanda Green Cities Project Fact Sheet

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Rwanda Public Bicycle Sharing – Project Fact Sheet Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Rwanda Public Bicycle Sharing – Project Fact Sheet

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

3rd National Urban Forum Rwanda- Background Paper Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
3rd National Urban Forum Rwanda- Background Paper

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Rwanda Newsletter Rwanda  • Cross Cutting
Report
Rwanda Newsletter

Rwanda  • Cross Cutting

Rwanda Country Brochure Rwanda  • Cross Cutting
Report
Rwanda Country Brochure

Rwanda  • Cross Cutting

Developing Rwandan Secondary Cities as Model Green Cities with Green Economic Opportunities : Green City Framework and Guidelines Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Developing Rwandan Secondary Cities as Model Green Cities with Green Economic Opportunities : Green City Framework and Guidelines

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Developing Rwandan Secondary Cities as Model Green Cities with Green Economic Opportunities: Preliminary Analysis and Diagnosis Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Developing Rwandan Secondary Cities as Model Green Cities with Green Economic Opportunities: Preliminary Analysis and Diagnosis

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

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

Richard Ndicunguye

District Technical Assistant for Green Urbanization and Green Growth.

Andrew Kabera

District Technical Assistant for Green Urbanization and Green Growth.

Diane Umukunzi Uyambaje

District Assistant for Green Urbanisation & Green Growth

Arrabothu Dheeraj

Senior Green Building Officer

Pamella Hellen Birungi

Senior Communication & Knowledge Management Officer

Dr Brigitte Nyirambangutse

Senior Officer, Rwanda Program

Vanessa Umuhorakeye

Senior Administrative Associate

Okechukwu Daniel Ogbonnaya

Lead, Rwanda Country Program Coordination

Michelle Defreese

Sr Officer - Rwanda Program (Green Growth)

Jean Pierre Munyeshyaka

Senior Associate, Green Urbanization

Inhee Chung

Country Representative, Rwanda

Ilija Gubic

Senior Officer - Urbanization and Infrastructure