Cities are both drivers of energy consumption and central to the country’s development, the Government of Rwanda (GoR) has developed the Second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy II 2013-2018 (EDPRS2) in the area of green urbanization. GGGI is supporting the implementation of the strategy by supporting the six secondary cities across five pillars that form the basis of the Green Secondary Cities Development Framework Guidelines: 1) Energy and energy efficiency, 2) urban mobility, 3) land use, 4) water and sanitation, and 5) solid waste management.
GGGI Rwanda has focused its strategic interventions to support the government in achieving its aspirations for green economic development, poverty reduction, environment protection and an inclusive society. The GGGI Rwanda Country Planning Framework for the period of 2015-2020 (CPF 2015/20) is built on three interwoven, outcomes of:
• Urbanization of Rwanda guided by green growth principles
• The prioritization of resource-efficient, low-carbon technologies and infrastructure solutions into urban development projects
• Sustainable financial instruments to support green growth projects