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

Themes

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 • September 30, 2020

GCF (NAP) National Adaptation Plan project on building flood resilience capacities in Rwanda

The National Adaptation Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda approved in January 2020, building on current measures, strategies and policies, will coordinate different government agencies and targeted multi-stakeholders for effective flood and landslide planning and prevention in Rwanda’s most vulnerable zones. As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept through much of […]

News • September 2, 2020

Rwandan Circular Economy business model selected to compete globally in the 2020 Greenpreneurs Program

Youth entrepreneurship and engagement are critical to the long-term sustainability of green growth. As part of ongoing work in Rwanda, GGGI works to support and amplify the initiatives of young, emerging leaders combining climate action and sustainable business models to develop new products and services. Since establishing the Rwanda Country office in 2015, GGGI has […]

News • June 26, 2020

Employment Assessment of Renewable Energy: Power sector pathways compatible with NDCs and national energy plans

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; June 26, 2020 – Today, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) released its Employment Assessment of Renewable Energy: Power sector pathways compatible with NDCs and national energy plans technical report. This is the 12th report under GGGI’s Technical Reports Series. Lead Authors of the report include Dr. Stelios Grafakos, GGGI’s Principal […]

News • June 17, 2020

Rwanda and Italian entrepreneurs discuss business to business exchange for private sector engagement

Kigali, Rwanda -10th June 2020 with 280 registered participants the second webinar , a dialogue that attracted a vast interest across many industries with participants from across the globe representing several sectors. It was a successful second business to business knowledge exchange webinar. Having discussed the institutional arrangements in both Rwanda and Italy, the first […]

News • June 8, 2020

Rwanda hosts webinar on “The engagement of the Italian private sector to enhance green investments and trade in Rwanda”

Kigali, Rwanda -3rd June 2020 the Global Green Growth Institute hosted the first of two webinars between Rwanda and Italy. The virtual meeting was hosted on the Africa e Affari network platform and organized in collaboration with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) and in partnership with the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea […]

News • May 8, 2020

Reducing operation costs and creating green jobs post COVID-19 Pandemic for the affected tourism industry in Rwanda

Before global pandemic of COVID-19, tourism was the biggest and fastest growing economic sector. The United Nations World Tourism Organization estimates reveal that in 2020, international tourist arrivals could decline by 20% to 30%, translating into the loss of 300 to 450 US$ billion in international receipts (exports). This is due to border closures and […]

News • May 1, 2020

Why Food Markets Matter During and After a Pandemic

Since December 2019, the global community has been faced with the challenge of limiting the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed the COVID-19 outbreak and declared it a pandemic. Efforts to contain the virus resulted in closing of international borders, with many countries putting measures in […]

News • April 22, 2020

Innovative Solutions in Response to COVID-19: Achieving Post-Pandemic Green Growth in Rwanda

In many parts of the world, the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the fragility of our economies as well as irrefutable truths about the inequalities of unsustainable systems. However, it has also revealed the potential for societies to leverage innovation and technology to improve livelihoods while minimizing anthropogenic causes of environmental degradation. For example, investments […]

News • March 27, 2020

GGGI: GCF Portfolio

Directing finance to where it is needed most Delivering inclusive growth while limiting climate change to 1.5°C will require the mobilization of finance at a historic scale. Over the next 15 years, it is estimated the world needs about USD 90 trillion in climate smart infrastructure – most of it in developing countries. Investing in […]

News • March 12, 2020

An ambitious year for climate is a big year for women’s empowerment

Comment: While gender equality and women’s empowerment are goals, they are also essential enablers of climate action and development By Frank Rijsberman and Ingvild Solvang This year, the Paris Agreement’s effectiveness as a global response to the climate crisis is being tested as governments are preparing to submit more ambitious national targets for mitigation and adaptation. The combined ambitions of these targets should match the urgency to strengthening resilience and limiting the disastrous climate change impacts around the world.  The Paris Agreement aims to […]

News • February 24, 2020

10th Session of the World Urban Forum : Cities of Opportunities

Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10),is the first major UN event in 2020 marking the start of the Sustainable Development Goals Decade of Action. Meaning world leaders called for a decade of action to deliver the SDGs by 2030 and announced more than 100 ‘accelerated actions’—voluntary undertakings to speed up progress. Abu Dhabi, […]

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

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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 […]

Projects

Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Rwanda (RW07) Inclusive Green Urban Development (IGUD)
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 469,527
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Rwanda (RW08) Green Investment Advisory and Support (GIAS)
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 350,665
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Rwanda(RW09) Green Infrastructure Planning and Delivery (GIPD)
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 293,347
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Rwanda (RW15) IMELS-GGGI Contribution Agreement – Phase 2
Start Date Q1 May 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 114,753
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Rwanda (RW16) Capacity Building Program for Inclusive Green Economy for Government Officials in East Africa
Start Date Q1 July 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 88,881
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Rwanda (RW4) IMELS – GGGI Contribution Agreement
Start Date Q1 March 15 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 41,281
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Rwanda(RW5) Readiness Support to implement Green City Development Projects in Rwanda’s Secondary Cities
Start Date Q1 April 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 369,929
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View
Project
Countries
Sustainable Urban Wetlands Development within Kigali City
Start Date Q1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,000,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Landscapes
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Rwanda (FONERWA)
Start Date Q1 2012
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Rwanda Green City Pilot Project
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Rwanda Climate Resilient Green Cities
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 2,965,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Technical Support to the Rwanda National Fund for Environment and Climate Change (FONERWA) Facility
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,811,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View

Reports

Regional Inclusive Green Economy Training – Rwanda Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Regional Inclusive Green Economy Training – Rwanda

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Mapping of Public Spaces in Kigali: Towards City-Wide Public Space Strategy Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Mapping of Public Spaces in Kigali: Towards City-Wide Public Space Strategy

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Tracking Increase in Women’s Employment in the Renewable Energy Sector Under NDC targets Rwanda  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Cross Cutting
Report
Tracking Increase in Women’s Employment in the Renewable Energy Sector Under NDC targets

Rwanda  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Cross Cutting

Employment Assessment of Renewable Energy: Power sector pathways compatible with NDCs and national energy plans Rwanda  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Employment Assessment of Renewable Energy: Power sector pathways compatible with NDCs and national energy plans

Rwanda  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique
Report
Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation

Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

Assessment on : understanding the needs of women working at markets in Musanze. Rwanda  • Green Cities
Report
Assessment on : understanding the needs of women working at markets in Musanze.

Rwanda  • Green Cities

3rd NUF outcome report “Implementing New Urban Agenda” Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
3rd NUF outcome report “Implementing New Urban Agenda”

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy

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

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 Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI-IMELS Contribution Agreement

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 Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Certification of the Bugesera Airport – Fact Sheet

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Fact Sheet Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Fact Sheet

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Rwanda Green Cities Project Fact Sheet Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI Rwanda Green Cities Project Fact Sheet

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Rwanda Public Bicycle Sharing – Project Fact Sheet Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Rwanda Public Bicycle Sharing – Project Fact Sheet

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

3rd National Urban Forum Rwanda- Background Paper Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
3rd National Urban Forum Rwanda- Background Paper

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Rwanda Newsletter Rwanda  • Cross Cutting
Report
Rwanda Newsletter

Rwanda  • Cross Cutting

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

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