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 Africa and was attended by 30 participants representing policy makers, development partners, green building councils from 10 African Countries.

During the webinar GGGI and RHA provided an overview of the Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System followed by Skat Consulting Ltd. presentation focusing on the work undertaken to promote climate responsive building material production and off-farm employment in Rwanda. The webinar served as a platform to share knowledge and learn from each other’s experiences.

The BEA Africa Regional Network is a network of partner organizations in Africa that have committed to coordinating and prioritizing activities that accelerate locally-appropriate building efficiency actions in cities and countrywide. The network is used as a knowledge sharing platform for African partners to learn from one another’s challenges.

This webinar was one of activities where GGGI and ICLEI Africa collaborate. Notably, for ICLEI Africa’s Urban-Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) II project in Rwanda, GGGI is one of the co-chairs of the National Project Advisory Group (NPAG) along with MININFRA to provide specific in-country advice and expertise to support the successful implementation of the Urban-LEDS II Project in Rwanda. GGGI is also part of the organizing committee in the secondary cities of Muhanga and Rubavu and is providing them with technical support for stakeholder consultations with district stakeholders, advising them on demonstration projects such as green retrofitting of a Health Center in Muhanga city and developing solar lighting for public space in Rubavu city.

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