Stephanie Harerimana, 71 is sitting in front of her new brick built modern house in Gacaca Green Model village, in Musanze district, Northern Province of Rwanda. She has combed her hair in traditional Rwandan hairstyle “Uruhanika”, symbolising happiness and well-being.
On 4 June 2021, in line with the celebration of World Environment Day 2021, the Government of Rwanda with the support United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Rwanda, organised a high-level policy dialogue to discuss Rwanda’s Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy (GGCRS). Adopted in 2011, the strategy is under revision and is expected to help Rwanda achieve its ambition of becoming a climate resilient, inclusive, and carbon neutral economy by 2050.
In Rwanda, inadequate infrastructure, lack of adapted equipment, inadequate learning materials, lack of enough science laboratories, and inadequate number of skilled teachers are some of the challenges still facing learners with disability.
On October 29, 2020, the Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth and Culture (MYCULTURE), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA - a Republic of Korea aid agency) and other partners launched the Young Entrepreneurs Resilience Fund (the Fund) to support young Rwandan entrepreneurs whose businesses have been negatively affected by COVID-19 or who have developed an innovation in response to the pandemic.
On 12th April 2021, the United Nations (UN) in Rwanda held an annual ceremony in commemoration of Kwibuka27, the 1994 Genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi, and in remembrance of 64 UN employees who were killed during the worst atrocities of the 20th century.
On the occasion of World Environment Day, 5 June 2021, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Rwanda honoured Noel Nizeyimana, the young CEO of Green Care Ltd., with the Youth Green Innovation and Investment Award.
Kigali – 24 Rwandan military, police and civilian personnel have attended a one-week long course on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) organised by Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA) in partnership the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Rwanda and the Government of Japan.

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