Rwanda Green Growth Week to fast-track sustainable development

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For the first time, national and international partners have joined forces to organise the Rwanda Green Growth Week – a series of events from Monday 4th December to Friday 8th December bringing together policy makers and practitioners to share experiences on green growth and climate resilient development. The main events throughout the week will take place at the Kigali Convention Centre and at sites across the country.

The week will review progress and advance aspirations in implementing the country’s Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy. It will bring together experts to share knowledge and improve the understanding of sustainable development and climate finance. The week will also provide a platform for partners to contribute to Rwanda’s green growth agenda, strengthen climate services, and promote awareness of green cities and buildings and their development.

The week starts on Monday, 4th December, at the Kigali Convention Centre with a high-level policy dialogue on the country’s Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy. The week will also feature the launch of the Rwanda E-Waste Recycling Facility, the second of its kind in Africa.

There will also be a climate finance workshop, a dialogue on Rwanda’s green growth policies and strategies, a high-level event on sustainable construction and urban development and a celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Rwanda Green Fund.

The week will also feature launch of the construction of the Mageragere Wastewater Treatment Plant, and technical workshops – one on establishing a national framework for climate services, and another on project development and financing for district officials.

The Rwanda Green Growth Week will conclude with a Green Walk in the City of Kigali on Friday 8th December from 3pm to 5pm.

The Rwanda Green Growth Week is organised by a range of partners working for green growth in Rwanda and across Africa, including the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda Environment Management Authority, Rwanda Green Fund, Meteo Rwanda, Rwanda Housing Authority, Rwanda Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre, One UN Rwanda, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Rwanda Green Building Organisation, the Low Emission Development Strategies Partnership, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and 4C Maroc.

Visit www.greengrowth.rw for the latest updates from the Rwanda Green Growth Week. 

  • By Hope Magazine
  • Posted 4th December 2017

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