Environment and Energy

Rwanda’s economy and its largely rural population are dependent on natural resources that are increasingly under pressure due to population growth, deforestation, soil erosion, and natural hazards. To attain the vision of becoming a resilient middle-income country in 2020, the main challenge is to maintain economic growth and simultaneously conserving the environment and adapting to climate change.

Our Goals

The effects of environmental degradation in Rwanda are particularly acute with respect to the living conditions of rural areas and the urban poor. Rural households strongly rely on natural resources as a basis for farming, energy production and housing. Additionally, environment degradation has been severely exacerbated by conflict, repeated population displacement and the clearing of natural areas for the resettlement of refugees from surrounding states since 1994.more

Involving the Youth in protecting the environment

86 kms of Nyabarongo river banks have been protected by planting 34 400 bamboo treesmore

Our Stories

An Environment-Friendly Pilot Village to Revolutionize National Environment Protection and Poverty Reduction

Rubaya, March 14th, 2012 – In 2010, it all seemed surreal to 26 year-old Muhawenimana Solange, when her siblings and herself were offered to be housedmore 

A new way to fuel tomorrow's Education

Rows of green cabbage, banana trees and healthy cows lead the path to Stella Matutina Secondary School in Rwanda, where student Claudine Yankurije sits huddled overmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Consolidated Waste Management Project in Rwanda

    Every day, more than 100 ton of waste is brought to the landfill site in Kigali, located in Nyanza. At present, it is the only facility in Kigali that is dealing with collected solid waste. However, due to lack of proper facility and treatment skills, the gathered waste is just discarded to the site and the accumulation is creating new hills of waste.more 

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