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) – to receive a grant of $600,000 from the GCF to implement key climate change frameworks, including the country’s Green Growth and Climate Resilient Strategy. Having been given the authority by the GCF National Accredited Entity – Rwanda’s Ministry of Environment – the GGGI Rwanda team has facilitated the written proposal for funding and provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Environment and the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) as the National Designated Authority (NDA).
Innocent Kabenga, GGGI Rwanda Country Representative said that, “I am excited and looking forward to implementing the green city development project in Rwanda’s secondary cities over the next 12 months in partnership with REMA, the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Rwanda Housing Authority, the Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority as well as other stakeholders.”
This project builds on the GGGI Rwanda team’s on-going work in six secondary cities, whereby it supports the Government of Rwanda to identify projects and programs that enable sustainable development of the secondary cities with the aim of promoting green socio-economic opportunities aligned with the implementation of the Rwandan Climate Resilience Framework.
Going forward, the GGGI Rwanda team will continue to work closely with the Government of Rwanda to support the development and delivery of green city development concepts as well as identify investment opportunities and priorities in Rwanda.
GGGI became a GCF Delivery Partner in 2017. As of February 2018, GGGI has provided technical assistance to prepare readiness grants and bankable projects in 15 countries and is expected to mobilize $10-15M for the countries’ readiness. Currently, GGGI is supporting the implementation of readiness projects in Mongolia, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Lao PDR. To date, a total of $5.5M readiness proposals were submitted by GGGI Member and partner countries and $2.2M was secured.