RW15 IMELS-GGGI Contribution Agreement – Phase 2

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO5 Supply of ecosystem services ensured, SO6 Enhanced adaptation to climate change
Start Date Q1  May 1 2019
End Date q1 April 30 2021
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 114,753
Budget Percentage 84%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 96,343.02
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 0
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Ministry of Environment (MoE) and Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
GGGI Project Code : RW15
Project Manager and Staff +
Brigitte Nyirambangutse

Senior Officer, Rwanda Program

Okechukwu Daniel Ogbonnaya

Country Representative Rwanda

Project context, objectives and description

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Climate Change Vulnerability, Risk Assessment, Adaptation and Mitigation was signed on November 15th 2016 between the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) and the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Republic of Rwanda (now Ministry of Environment (MoE) with clear areas of common interest. The project concentrates on priority areas identified under the MoU between IMELS and MoE, where several join areas of interest to GGGI were singled out.  This project centers on supporting the implementation of the MoU signed on 15th November 2016 between IMELS and Rwanda Ministry of Environment, in the field of vulnerability to climate change, risk assessment, adaptation and mitigation. The MoU is being implemented by Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA). GGGI signed the first contributing agreement with IMELS 15th January 2018, which was renewed for additional two years, starting from May 2019 to April 2021. 

The overall objectives of the projects are i.) To Build capacity of institutions, sector experts, CSOs, NGOs involved in Environment and Natural resources management, considering the IMELS/MoE workplan ii.) To support development of (bankable) projects in the field of climate change vulnerability, mitigation and adaptation iii.) To facilitate the engagement Private sector aiming at green technology transfers between Italian and Rwandan companies. This project is aligned with IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing and institutional frameworks, IO2. Increased green growth investment flows which enable partner governments to implement green growth policies and IO3. Improved multi-directional knowledge sharing and learning to empower local and external agents necessary to drive green growth processes in partner governments. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: Strengthen long-term enabling environment for green growth through improving institutional capacity on climate action and implementation through increased private sector engagement and bankable project development as per the IMELS-MoE Agreement. 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies: 

Policy Assignments:  

  • Mapping of Private sector stakeholders and Italian companies established in Rwanda to inform preparation of B2B exchanges.

ii. Green Investments:N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: 

  • Total of 2 capacity building activities in the form of knowledge sharing and study exchanges.