Joint Support Project for the Rwanda Integrated Development Initiative (IDP)

What is the project about

This project aims to support the Government of Rwanda—particularly the Ministry of local Government —to strengthen the National Human Settlement Policy and Strategy in aspects related to environment management, local governance enhancement and technology-driven local productivity. The expected result of this would be to transform the Rwanda human settlement model, in a way that accelerates the achievement of all MDGs and EDPRS targets, including drastic reductions in population growth, maternal and neonatal deaths.

Improved existing system of rural human settlements to achieve sustainable socio-economic development, slow down population growth and accelerate progress towards MDGs and EDPRS goals

Outcomes, Achievements, Human Right, Gender and environment management and South- South Cooperation

 

Expected outcomes

  • An enabling policy framework to support an effective system for environment management and ecosystem conservation established
  • Community (men, women and youth) participation in democratic processes and structures at District level enhanced
  • Improved and sustainable productivity and income generation for all community members
  • Health status of the resettled population improved and the population growth reduced within the settlement
  • All children are enrolled, stay in school and complete a full cycle of basic education
  • Resettled populations adopt protective behaviours and use quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and support service
  • An enabling policy framework to support an effective system for environment management and ecosystem conservation established
  • Community (men, women and youth) participation in democratic processes and structures at District level enhanced
  • Improved and sustainable productivity and income generation for all community members
  • Health status of the resettled population improved and the population growth reduced within the settlement
  • All children are enrolled, stay in school and complete a full cycle of basic education
  • Resettled populations adopt protective behaviours and use quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and support service

Project Achievements:

  • Capacities of 113 districts officials and technicians were enhanced in planning, gender sensitive, budgeting and monitoring of Imihigo and District Development Plans (DDPs) while technical support was provided in PFM (Public Finance Management) where 30 people were trained;
  • Fifty six (56) new family got electricity from MUTOBO Mini Hydro-power plant installed by the project;
  • Twenty- two (22) Biogas Plants were installed in 22 households;
  • 500 people were trained on construction of improved cooking stove;
  • 1500 improved cooking stoves were constructed in Kayonza and Rwamagana Districts;
  • 4000 improved banana seed crops were supplied in Kayonza and Rwamagana Village;
  •  Ecosan toilet with 33 rooms in IDP model villages were constructed;
  • Water tanks were distributed to 68 households;
  • One Multipurpose hall was constructed in Rwamagana village;
  • Six vegetables green houses were constructed (2 in Kayonza, 2 in Rwamaga and 2 in Musanze).

 Human Right, Gender and environment management

The project addressed cross cutting issues as 5 cooperatives managing green houses have majority of members being women with a proportion of 75.5% (145 women and 47 men). The five cooperatives are found in: one in Kayonza while Rwamagana and Musanze have two cooperatives in each district.

Sustainable management of environment as a cross cutting issue was mainstreamed in all component of the project through the efficiency use of renewable energy, greening villages, water harvesting systems and greenhouses strategy.

Additionally, the project promoted human rights amongst the beneficiaries through provision of shelter, access to basic infrastructure and improved sanitation, education, health facility among others. The project contributed to the construction of 160 households, and every household has access to basic infrastructures.

 

 

Total Expenditure



Year Amount
2013 USD 400 000
2012 USD 350 000
2011 USD 980063
Project overview
Status
Closed
Project start date
2011
Estimated end date
2013
Focus area
Poverty reduction
Geographic location
Country wide
UNDAF results
Governance, Environment, Education, Health and HIV, Sustainable growth and Social protection
Implementing partners
Ministry of local government
Other partners
UN Agencies / other institutions and ministries
Contacts
Sophie Nyirabakwiye
Head of Poverty & Environment Unit
sophie.nyirabakwiye@undp.org
Bernardin Uzayisaba
Programme Analyst
bernardin.uzayisaba@undp.org
William Ngabo
Project Coordianator, MINALOC
ngabowilly@yahoo.com
Related documents
Project document