The Government of Rwanda (GoR) has developed the Second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 2) for the years of 2013 and 2018. The strategy includes developments through green urbanization into six secondary cities, where the GoR recognizes that cities are central to economic growth and in turn are the main contributors to climate change issues such as being the main consumers of energy. All in all, this supports the EDPRS 2 aims to achieving an average of 11.5% annual GDP growth. Therefore, GGGI is supporting the efforts through the Climate Resilient Green Cities project, which includes:
Designing low carbon and climate resilient strategic and technical action plans through the development of the National Roadmap for Green City Development:
To develop Rwandan secondary cities as poles of growth through green guidelines for infrastructure, job creation and inclusive growth to assist policy makers and practitioners implement green urban development.
To develop a coordination tool for clear roles and responsibilities of implementing institutions.
Conducting baseline analysis of the six secondary cities.
Development of the Capacity Building Program and the Investment Strategy, which will help with the implementation of the National Roadmap.
Supporting the development of the Green City Pilot Project.
Facilitating knowledge sharing programs in order to enhance in-house capacity.
Direct support to the Rwanda environment and climate fund - FONERWA - in order to accelerate public and private investment in green growth projects.
The objective of this project is to support implementation of the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy II 2013-2018 (EDPRS 2) in the area of green urbanization and secondary city development.