Briefing note on Mainstreaming RECP into Policies and Strategies in Rwanda (14-18 February 2011)

The Joint Programme Proposal for Rwanda Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Programme (RRECPP) is part of the Environment component of the ‘One Programme’ of the United Nations in Rwanda. The programme is aimed at laying down the basis for the effective promotion and implementation of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) in Rwanda and thereby contributes to the achievement of MDG-1 on poverty reduction and MDG-7 on environmental sustainability. The programme has four inter-related components which are to be implemented by UNDP, UNIDO, UN-Habitat and UNEP.

Promotion of Resource Efficiency in SMEs Toolkit

UNEP’s project on ‘Promoting Resource Efficiency in SMEs (PRE-SME) in Developing Countries has led to the production of a toolkit on promoting resource efficiency in SMEs. The toolkit is being implemented in SMEs with the active participation of the Network of the National Cleaner Production Centres (NCPCs). The training on the toolkit in Rwanda Resource Efficient and Responsible Production is being organized as part of scaling-up the dissemination and utilization of the above tools.

The training workshop will be concluded with a general discussion on how to make the best use of the toolkit with a particular focus on the promotion of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production in SMEs. The target audience for this training includes technical experts from industry, support institutions and consulting companies, universities and regulatory agencies. All participants are highly encouraged to bring their own laptops to get the maximum benefit from the exercises. The training will be followed by visits to industries that will show interest in the toolkit during the training workshop. 


The programme for the stakeholders’ workshop, policy seminar and training on PRE-SME toolkit is attached.


The language of the workshop will be English
Financial and Administrative arrangements
Financial and administrative arrangements for the participants invited will be made in accordance as follows;

  •  Only upcountry participants (outside of Kigali) will be given 10, 000 Rwf  for transport expenses.
  •   Lunch will be provided to the all participant.
  •   No accommodation will be given to any of the participants.