The agreement

Cooperation with Rwanda starts from the Memorandum of Understading signed on November 14, 2016, by the Italian Ministry for the Environment and by the Ministry of Natural Resources (*) of the Republic of Rwanda for the "Cooperation in the field of vulnerability to climate change, risk assessment, adaptation and mitigation".

The Italian Ministry for the Environment co-finances the activities approved under the Memorandum for an amount of 2 million of Euros, which can be integrated with additional funds.

On January 15, 2018, the Ministry for the Environment also signed an Agreement with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), which will provide support for the identification of project proposals to be approved under the Memorandum.

    The Work Plan

The Work Plan has been approved at the second meeting of the Joint Committe. It identifies the following areas of interest.

Capacity building and, more specifically, support for policies and strategies of climate change, climate change negotiations and implementing measures, reinforcement of technologies, inventory of greenhouse gases. Promotion and development of renewable energies and enhancement of energy efficiency.
• Promotion of sustainable agricultural practices.
• Integrated management of water resources.
• Sustainable waste management.

    Ongoing Projecs

Sustainable Urban Wetlands Development within Kigali City. The project is part of a wider initiative 'Nyandungu Urban Wetland Eco-Tourism Park', financed by the Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) with the aim of redeveloping 134 hectares of wetlands, in the urban and peri-urban areas of the city of Kigali, through the creation of an urban ecotourism park. Actions will be promoted to increase the biodiversity present in the area, preserve ecosystem services, reduce pollution. A capacity building activity will also be carried out.

 

Contacts

Luigi Mauro Martire
MATTM
martire.luigimauro@mite.gov.it
Tel. (+39) 06 5722 8162

Ernesto Fino
AT Sogesid
fino.ernesto@mite.gov.it
e.fino@sogesid.it
Tel. 06 5722 8154

Documentation
- Memorandum of Understanding Italy-Rwanda (15 November 2016, EN
- Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (16 November 2017, EN)  
- Work Plan (16 November 2017, EN)
- Agreement with the “Global Green Growth Institute” (January 2018, EN)
- Agreement with the Global Green Growth Institute (3 aprile 2019, EN)