Rwanda will host the first ever Africa Green Growth Forum, gathering more than 1,000 investors, policy makers and financial specialists from across the continent to share experiences in green growth and climate resilient development. The weeklong forum takes place from 26 to 30 November 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centre and at sites around the country.
The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the Rwanda Housing Authority and in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has inaugurated the Rukumberi Green Village in Ngoma District.
In Kigali, the 2018 Social Good Summit focused specifically on how we can unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better place with a focus on the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities. It was hosted at University of Kigali, and attended by close to 500 local students, as well as social entrepreneurs from across the country.
The objectives of the Deepening Democracy and Accountable Governance (DDAG) programme are threefold: a) to deepen democracy through increased citizen participation in governance; b) to support elections, the media sector, and evidence-based governance and decision-making; and c) to promote meaningful female participation in all levels of government, and create space for women in politics.
The National Women’s Council, Pro-Femme Twese Hamwe, the Gender Monitoring Office, and UNDP jointly organized and hosted a workshop for aspiring women candidates preparing for the September 2018 Parliamentary elections.
Together with Rwanda Environmental Management Authority and the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project, around 80 participants representing a wide array of ABS practitioners and experts, representing state actors, researchers and academia, private sector, local communities, civil society, development partners and the media will gather for the Pan African ABS Workshop in Kigali, Rwanda from 28-30 August 2018.
On Tuesday July 24th, the Rwanda Meteorology Agency (Meteo Rwanda) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) concluded a 5-day Hackathon on the application of IoT for Climate Early Warning. The Hackathon brought together different developers and climate data scientists across the region to test technology and applications to address Disaster Preparedness and Early Warning Systems through ‘real time’ environmental data collection, analysis and dissemination.

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