RW20 GCF Readiness Support to Capacitate Rwanda’s Sub-National Level Actors in Green Growth and Climate Resilience

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO3 Increased access to sustainable services, SO4 Improved air quality, SO5 Supply of ecosystem services ensured
Start Date Q1  05-07-2020
End Date q2 11-06-2021
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 699,940
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) Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Green Climate Fund
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting

Project Description

This project seeks to increase the capacity of Rwanda Government’s Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)Thematic Sector Working Groups (TSWGs) with a focus on strengthening their functions and activities to inform sub-national level actors on green growth and climate resilience that will lead to the delivery of climate actions in their respective sectors, subsectors, and communities. The overall results will lead to successful implementation of key national strategies and plans including the Seven Year Government Programme: National Strategy for Transformation (NST1, 2017/2024), Sector Strategic Plans (SSPs, 2018/2024), District Development Strategies (DDS, 2018/2024) and the Green City Development Master Plans (2019-2050). These strategies and plans are aligned with the Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy (GGCRS) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to stimulate green economic development and green investment in Rwanda’s secondary cities and others emerging urban centers.

The focus on capacitating sector platforms and thematic areas is also aimed at reaching out to different groups, associations and institutions at the sub-national level in the thirty (30) Districts of Rwanda. In addition, guidance, tools and modules that will ensure readiness and awareness to design, implement and monitor green growth and climate resilient projects will be at the heart of this project. This includes the upgrading of the existing Rwanda Climate Portal and establishment of portal user’s forum from environment sector development partners and stakeholders, to serve as main source of climate data and information in Rwanda. The proposed project presents an opportunity towards building stronger linkages and collaboration amongst the different sector stakeholders whose role is to implement government plans and policies.