RW23 Sustainable Solid and Liquid Waste Management and Valorization in Rwanda’s Green Cities

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO3 Increased access to sustainable services
Start Date Q1  01-01-2020
End Date q4 12-31-2021
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 217,165
Budget Percentage 27%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 50000
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 171542
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) Luxembourg Government
Name of consortium members, if any Ministry of Environment (MoE), Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), Water & Sanitation Corporation (WASAC), Ministry of Local Governance, District Governments (One Stop Centers), City of Kigali (CoK)
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
GGGI Project Code : RW23
Project Manager and Staff +
Michelle Defreese

Sr Officer - Rwanda Program (Green Growth)

Jean Pierre Munyeshyaka

Senior Associate, Green Urbanization

Project Description

The project will improve waste management practices in the City of Kigali through reducing materials sent to landfill sites, and using circular economy approaches to valorize three waste streams: 1) municipal solid waste, 2) agro-processing waste, and 3) liquid waste. The project will identify valuable end-products and energy sources from existing waste streams as a means to create green jobs, improve access to sustainable services, and reduce GHG emissions from the three waste streams.

Project objective

This project aims to catalyze private sector engagement through the identification of appropriate technologies, mobilize climate finance to meet NDC mitigation targets in the waste sector, and enable the adoption of circular economy approaches to three waste streams: 1) municipal solid waste, 2) agro-processing waste, and 3) liquid waste. Focus will be given the City of Kigali with a view to expanding the scope of work to secondary cities and other fast-growing satellite cities at a later stage through earmarked funding opportunities.

The project will be implemented by GGGI Rwanda in close collaboration with key government partners including the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), the Ministry of Environment (MoE), Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC), the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), and the City of Kigali. GGGI’s role will be to coordinate between various stakeholders including the private sector, to originate opportunities for pilot projects, and to identify and facilitate technology transfer between GGGI country offices as well as resource partner countries.