Rwanda receives $600,000 grant from Green Climate Fund to implement Green Development Projects in Secondary Cities

Read the press release by the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA).

The Government of Rwanda, through the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), has received a grant of $600,000 from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to support implementation of key climate change frameworks including the country’s Green Growth and Climate Resilient Strategy.

The “Readiness and preparatory support to implement green city development projects in Rwanda’s secondary cities” project will be implemented over a period of 12 months by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in Rwanda in partnership with REMA, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda Housing Authority, Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority, and other stakeholders.

The project will provide institutional support and strengthen the capacity of REMA, which is the National Designated Authority (NDA) coordinating all GCF activities in Rwanda, to align on-going green growth activities for green cities and sustainable infrastructure development in partnership with key stakeholders.

The project will ensure that the Government of Rwanda can develop and deliver green city development concepts, identify investment priorities, and is ready to qualify for, and receive GCF climate finance. The outcomes of this readiness project will support and inform the preparation of funding proposals inclusive of climate change adaptation.

This project builds upon GGGI Rwanda’s on-going work in six secondary cities, whereby it supports the Government of Rwanda to identify projects and programmes that enable sustainable development of the secondary cities. That is done by promoting green socio-economic opportunities in line with the implementation of the Rwandan Climate Resilience Framework.

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