Project Title: Strengthening Capacities of the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Sector for Green Economy Transformation

Implementing Partners: Ministry of Environment, FONERWA , CPCIC

Funded by: UNDP

Start Date: 01/11/2018

End Date: 30/06/2023

Brief description

The Government of Rwanda (GoR) has demonstrated a strong commitment to green economy and sustainable development. This intent is well articulated in the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1; 2017-2024) and the 50-year Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy (GGCRS). Although the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) sector has made notable progress over the past decade, gaps still remain in the technical and institutional capacities of national and decentralized institutions to better coordinate activities, implement policies and mobilise resources to effectively deal with a broad-range of existing and emerging issues.

The ‘Strengthening Capacities of the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Sector for Green Economy Transformation’ programme builds on the positive outcomes of three previous UNDP supported ENR sector programmes and will focus on strengthening the institutional and technical capacities of the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the national green fund FONERWA to act as main drivers of the Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy and key coordinating and funding institutions within the sector. The programme is implemented as part of a concerted effort with other UN agencies and Development Partners.

CPCIC is engaged in the promotion of circular economy in industries/SMEs accross the country.

The objectives of the programme will be achieved through the following outputs:

  • ENR sector capacities enhanced to optimize and scale-up sustainable and climate resilient management of natural capital resources;
  • Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy implemented in selected sectors;
  • National and local public institutions, CSOs, private sector technical capacities are strengthened to effectively and efficiently manage green growth financing mechanisms.

The programme is co-financed by the Government of Rwanda and UNDP. UNDP has committed up to $4,400,000  while the Government’s in-kind contribution totals $250,000. Further resources continue to be mobilised to scale up and carry out the priority activities.