• Rwanda’s Green Fund is a ground-breaking environment and climate change investment fund.

  • The fund invests in the best green projects that have the potential for transformative change.

  • The Green Fund provides expert technical assistance to ensure the success of its investments.

WHAT IS RWANDA'S GREEN FUND?

Rwanda's Green Fund (FONERWA) is a groundbreaking environment and climate change fund. Its purpose is to be the engine for the next 50 years of green growth in Rwanda, while serving as a touchstone for Africa and the rest of the world. Its strategy is to provide unheralded technical and financial support to the best public and private projects that align with Rwanda’s commitment to a green economy.

 

OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE

To respond to Rwanda’s current and future financing needs for environment, climate change, and green growth in order to accelerate goals of national sustainable economic development.

HOW THE FUND WORKS

FONERWA carries out a formalized process of public Calls For Proposals (CFPs) presently scheduled every 6 month. During a one month window of opportunity, applicants submit their project concepts, known as Project Profile Documents (PPDs), developed according to pre-established criteria. All proposals received by stipulated deadline are then taken through a rigorous screening process.

The FONERWA project/programme proposal screening will be carried out in a fair, transparent, competitive multi-step process. This will be overseen by the Fund Management Team (FMT)/Secretariat with ultimate funding decisions made by the Fund Managing Committee (FMC) based on evaluations and recommendations provided by the FMT & Fund Technical Committee FTC.

Investment Priorities

  • Ecosystem Rehabilitation
  • Sustainable Land Management
  • Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Sustainable Mining and Quarrying
  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Promotion and Protection of Biodiversity
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Pollution Management
  • Water Storage, Conservation and Irrigation Technologies
  • Applied and Adaptive Research (Agro-Forestry, Waste, Urban Planning)
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Data Collection, Monitoring and Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Strategic Environment and Climate Assessments (SECAs)
  • Sector specific (or national) adaptation and/or mitigation
  • Support to implementation of cross-sectoral integrated planning (e.g. IDP, VUP)
  • Monitoring and implementation of environment management plans for capital projects
  • Environmental auditing

 

 

Progress

  • 19,304.69 hectares of land protected against soil erosion

  • 136,594 green jobs created

  • 38,234.80 hectares of forest and agro forest coverage

  • 19,633.34 hectares of watersheds and water bodies protected

  • 27,518 households with improved access to off-grid clean energy

  • 101,321 people supported to cope with effects of climate change

723 Stakeholders Trained in proposal development

1,392 Concept notes Submitted for funding

33 Projects Approved
4,000,000 M USD in GoR capitalization commitments

37.4M USD in seed capitalization from DFID

8.9M USD in seed capitalization from KFW
5M USD In seed capitalization from UNDP

18M USD in leveraged external finance

15M USD in leveraged co-financing for fund supported projects

The Team

Our Climate Champions

  • Hubert Ruzibiza
    Chief Executive Officer
    h.ruzibiza@fonerwa.org
  • Bright Ntare
    Project Manager
    b.ntare@fonerwa.org
  • Eric Karerangabo
    Knowledge Management Specialist
    e.karerangabo@fonerwa.org
  • Josephine Uwababyeyi
    Financial Management Specialist
    j.uwababyeyi@fonerwa.org
  • Vianney Barigye
    Procurement Specialist
    v.barigye@fonerwa.org
  • Augustin M. Kamana
    Internal Auditor
    a.kamana@fonerwa.org
  • Alain Michel Doricyusa Gabiro
    District Facilitator
    a.doricyusa@fonerwa.org
  • Augustine Hitimana
    Acting Fund Manager
    a.hitimana@fonerwa.org
  • Florian Mugabo
    Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
    f.mugabo@fonerwa.org

OUR PARTNERS