RW17 GCF National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO6 Enhanced adaptation to climate change
Start Date Q1  03-01-2020
End Date q1 02-28-2022
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 1,823,993
Budget Percentage %
Actual Expenditure (USD)
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 689,672
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
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) Green Climate Fund
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
GGGI Project Code : RW17

Project Description

The activities outlined in this project are aligned with and in response to critical needs highlighted by the Government of Rwanda (GoR)’s Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability in Rwanda (2019) and National Rainwater Harvesting Strategy (2016), both of which specified a lack of integrated management, the fragmentation and poor coordination between institutions, and inadequate monitoring and evaluation of interventions.1 The proposed activities aim to bridge the gap between various entities responsible for the planning and prevention of landslides and flooding including the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry in Charge of Emergency Management, Meteo Rwanda, and sub-national entities including the City of Kigali. The project will substantially strengthen the coordination required for planning and collaboration in preparation for the projected increase in severity and frequency of landslides and flooding and their impact on the rapidly urbanizing centers in Rwanda. These areas of intervention have been developed in a consultative process led by the GoR and validated in collaboration with stakeholders at both the national and sub-national level.

Project Objectives

This National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Readiness project aims to enhance Rwanda’s capacity to respond to climate change in high-risk zones by implementing a NAP for integrated flood and landslide management in urban areas. This will be done by 1) developing the capacity of the National Designated Authority (NDA) and related institutions and, 2) strengthening coordination with relevant stakeholders to plan and respond to the most urgent needs for mitigating climate-induced risks and hazards