Environment

Green Grow strategy(Credit ONE UN Rwanda)Environment

One UN participating agencies support the implementation of the Green Growth Strategy through strengthening the capacity of relevant institutions to implement national policies related to natural resources, climate change and environment. Furthermore, support is provided to the Government in order to institutionalize and mainstream ‘Cleaner Production and Resource Efficient Production’ approaches into programs and policies. The support is also extended to the private sector through capacity development for industries to implement cleaner and resource-efficient production programs. Support is also provided to institutions including the Ministry of Disaster and Refugee Affairs to establish the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in line with the provisions of the Hyogo Framework for Action.

With One UN support, the Government is integrating environmental concerns, and climate change adaptation into their programmes and plans, including the scaling-up of production and use of renewable energy. Other key issues that the UN addresses through policy work, capacity development and research and knowledge management, includes: combating environmental and land degradation through agro-forestry; gully rehabilitation; land terracing; flood water capture and storage; and irrigation, all of which are effective long-term climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies, particularly for the poorer, most vulnerable segments of the society

Success stories

29 Aug

Rweru Modern Green Village: Hope for a better life

Rweru Model Village will soon be home to more than 400 Rwandans who are to be relocated from Mazane and Sharita islands in Rweru Lake. The Islands were mapped as high-risk zones. With connection to electricity and clean, drinkable water, the Village is comprised of a school, a health post, and a modern market, and has access to Internet connection.

02 Jun

Gashaki green village: Rwanda’s journey to climate change resilience

This is the story of Gashaki green village, now home to 112 families who were relocated from lake Ruhondo islands where they were living in precarious conditions. They now benefit from an impressive array of greenning components, but most importantly are safe from natural disasters.  

 

30 Sep

Transforming Nyabihu District

After flooding in Gishwati Forest in 2007, the One UN, lead by UNDP, assisted hundreds of displaced families in Nyabihu by implementing farming cooperatives aimed at generating income and fostering sustainable agriculture.

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