Project Reference Profiles – Rwanda(RW5) Readiness Support to implement Green City Development Projects in Rwanda’s Secondary Cities

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO3 Increased access to sustainable services, SO4 Improved air quality, SO6 Enhanced adaptation to climate change
Start Date Q1  April 1 2018
End Date q1 Aug 30 2019
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 369,929
Budget Percentage 91%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 338,048.94
Status Complete
GGGI Share (USD) 0
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
GGGI Project Code :
Project Manager and Staff +
Jean Pierre Munyeshyaka

Senior Associate, Green Urbanization

Project context, objectives and description

This project aims to support the government of Rwanda for the development of implementation strategies toward operationalization of key climate change frameworks. At the national level, the project aims to strengthen country ownership, coordination and stakeholder’s engagement. At the sub-national level, the project will result into a detailed physical plan integrated with green city development aspects that will serve as enabler for the development of a climate resilient and low carbon urban system development geared towards crowding in private sector investment and project funding proposals for these cities. Readiness programme provides resources for strengthening the institutional capacities of NDA to efficiently engage with the Fund. Within the context of this programme, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), which is a GCF delivery partner, has collaborated with Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), which is the GCF National Designated Authority (NDA) for Rwanda, and developed a readiness support proposal from July 2017 and was approved by GCF in February 2018. The overall objective of the project is to support the planning and fund mobilization for green city development in Rwanda. This project is aligned with 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: Secondary cities in Rwanda are developed as competitive economic centers pursuing climate resilience, low carbon and inclusive growth.

Outcome: N/A

Project Outputs completed in 2019:

i. Green Growth Policies:

  • Policy Assignment: Nyagatare, Muhanga, and Rubavu master plans revision assignment completed with land use allocations and zoning validated by District Development Committee (DDC) ready for adoption by respective District Councils.

ii. Green Investments:

  • 7 advisory outputs that aim to create enabling environment: Four thematic project concept notes are among results of the project implementation. They are developed around themes of i.) Forestry: Urban and Peri-urban Agroforestry ii.) Green Cities: Resilient and Inclusive urban Neighborhoods iii.) Green Industry: Eco-Industrial Parks, iv.) Waste to resources and 3 land use allocations and zoning plans (Muhanga, Nyagatare, Rubavu).

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products:

  • Total of 9 capacity building activities in the form of training programs, workshops and filed visits

Number of staff provided

Project Manager:  Jean Pierre Munyeshyaka 

Number of staff provided: Andrew KaberaRichard Ndicunguye, Diane Umukunzi Uyambaje