RW19 Strengthening, Prioritizing, and Investing in Non-Motorized Transport Infrastructure

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO3 Increased access to sustainable services, SO4 Improved air quality
Start Date Q1  01-01-2020
End Date q4 12-31-2024
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 93,800
Budget Percentage %
Actual Expenditure (USD)
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD)
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN HABITAT), World Resources Institute (WRI
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
GGGI Project Code : RW19
Project Manager and Staff +
Michelle Defreese

Sr Officer - Rwanda Program (Green Growth)

Okechukwu Daniel Ogbonnaya

Country Representative Rwanda

Project Decsription

The UN Environment’s Share the Road Programme supports government and other stakeholders in developing countries to prioritize investing in infrastructure for walking and cycling. The Share the Road Programme has recently been awarded funding for a new project on “Investing in Walking and Cycling Policies in African Cities (within least developed countries)” through the UN Development Account. The project will be implemented in three least developed countries: Zambia, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. GGGI Rwanda was selected as the country lead as a result of the partnership with Share the Road Programme on the public bicycle sharing (PBS) workshop from 2018. The project aims to deliver three outcomes: 1) enhance and strengthen the capacity of governments to prioritize and allocate resources to NMT infrastructure at the national level through the introduction of relevant policies, 2) support one selected city within the three countries to better design and implement city-level action plans for NMT investment (integrated with city-wide urban planning), 3) place a particular emphasis on vulnerable groups.

Project Objectives

In the absence of NMT infrastructure, people in African cities chose to use motorized vehicles (cars, minibuses, taxis, motorbike taxis) to move around the cities whenever they can afford to. This movement has disastrous effects for the environment, air quality, road safety, congestion and overall economic efficiency and quality of life.