Green Rwanda Media Review - 10 September 2018

Catch the latest news from the environment sector in Rwanda and around the globe.

Summary

  • The New Times reports that RDB CEO Clare Akamanzi has said they are preparing the youth to take over conservation.
  • The New Times reports that Kagame urges more youth involvement in agriculture.
  • The New Times reports that Kwita Izina 2018 registered record attendance.
  • The New Times reports on IFAD's investment of $53m in Rwanda’s agricultural sector.
  • Taarifa reports on the opening of the African Green Revolution Forum by Prime Minister Ngirente.

 

Upcoming Events

12-14 September 2018: Africa Regional Mountains Forum 2018, Kigali, Rwanda

12-14 September 2018: Exhibition of environmental-friendly refrigerants equipment at Car Free Zone, Kigali

12 September 2018: Greening Rwanda Cross-Sectoral Dialogue 14 September 2018: Celebration of the International Ozone Day 2018 at Car Free Zone

25 September: EU Climate Diplomacy Week Event "It Starts With You" 4 October: World Animal Day 9 October: Green Drinks - Year of the Bird

30 October: Green Drinks - Green Buildings and Design

6 November: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflicts

15 November: World Clean Air Day 27 November: Green Drinks - Smokeless Rwanda

26-30 November 2018: Africa Green Growth Forum, Kigali, Rwanda

 

Rwanda

Kagame urges more youth involvement in agriculture (The New Times - Sunday, 9 September 2018) -- President Paul Kagame has challenged African youth to adjust their mindsets on agriculture and increase involvement in the sector. Read More

First Lady roots for mechanisation for women in agribusiness (The New Times - Sunday, 9 September 2018) -- Agriculture, as it is currently practiced, consumes a lot of women’s time, keeping them away from other productive activities, First Lady, Jeannette Kagame said during a High-level Breakfast on Women in Agribusiness at the African Green Revolution Forum which concluded yesterday in Kigali. Read More

Ab’i Kayonza bahawe amashanyarazi mu mushinga wa Akon (Igihe - Sunday, 9 September 2018) -- Abaturage bo mu Mirenge ya Ndego na Rwinkwavu mu Karere ka Kayonza, bashyikirijwe ibikorwa remezo birimo amashyanyarazi akomoka ku zuba, imbangukiragutabara eshatu n’amazi meza bifite agaciro k’ibihumbi 250$ (asaga miliyoni 220 Frw). Babishyikirijwe kuri uyu wa Gatandatu n’abagiraneza barimo Samba Bathily; Umuhanzi w’umunyamerika ukomoka muri Sénégal, Akon na Thione Niang binyuze mu mushinga wabo ’Akon Lighting Africa’. Read More

IFAD to invest $53m in Rwanda’s agricultural sector (The New Times - Sunday, 9 September 2018) -- The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) will grow its investment in support to Rwanda’s agriculture to about $53 million in 2019-2021 from about $45 million in the 2016 – 2018 period, the President of IFAD, Gilbert Houngbo, has said. Read More

Kwita Izina 2018 registers record attendance (The New Times - Sunday, 9 September 2018) -- This year’s Kwita Izina event—the annual gorilla naming ceremony—was a “huge success’’ according to the organisers, Rwanda Development Board (RDB). Read More

Byari agahebuzo mu gitaramo cyapfundikiye umunsi wo Kwita Izina (Amafoto) (Igihe - Saturday, 8 September 2018) -- Akanyamuneza ku maso, kwizihirwa bigaragiwe no kumwenyura nibyo byaranze igitaramo cyapfundikiye ibirori by’akataraboneka byo Kwita Izina (Kwita Izina Gala Dinner), cyabereye ku nkengero z’ikiyaga cya Kivu. Read More

Minisitiri w’Intebe Dr Ngirente yasabye ko ishoramari mu bukerarugendo ryongerwa (Igihe - Friday, 7 September 2018) -- Minisitiri w’Intebe, Dr Edouard Ngirente, yashishikarije abashoramari kurushaho gushora imari yabo mu bikorwa bifitanye isano n’iterambere ry’ubukerarugendo. Read More

Imbamutima za bamwe mu batoranyijwe ngo bite ingagi amazina (Igihe - Friday, 7 September 2018) -- Kuri uyu wa Gatanu Abanyarwanda n’inshuti z’u Rwanda zaturutse impande zose z’Isi, bazindukiye mu birori byihariye byo kwita amazina abana 23 b’ingagi. Read More

Kwita Izina 2018: Who are the Gorilla namers? (The New Times - Thursday, 6 September 2018) -- The annual Gorilla naming ceremony, popularly known as Kwita Izina, the biggest event on the country’s tourism calendar, is slated for this weekend on September 7. Read More

With zero-energy storage facilities, post-harvest losses are set to drop (The New Times - Thursday, 6 September 2018) -- High losses incurred by horticulture farmers are set to reduce thanks to a new cost effective technology for cooling and storing produce. Read More

Call for investments in technology as conservation forum concludes (The New Times - Thursday, 6 September 2018) -- This year’s edition of the “Conversation on Conservation” that took place in Kigali this week ended with a call from participants to invest more in technology innovations to sustain the country’s conservation efforts. Read More

Lauren wamamaye muri Arsenal yasuye ingagi mbere yo Kwita Izina (Igihe - Thursday, 6 September 2018) -- Umunya-Cameroun Laureano Bisan Etamé-Mayer uzwi nka Lauren wabaye umwe mu bakinnyi bakomeye ba Arsenal, yasuye Ingagi mu birunga mbere y’umuhango azitabira wo kwita izina abana bazo kuri uyu wa Gatanu. Read More

Ubutaka bugiye kujya busoreshwa hakurikijwe ubushobozi bwa nyirabwo (Imvaho Nshya - Thursday, 6 September 2018) -- Minisiteri y’Ubutaka n’Amashyamba (MINILAF) yatangiye kuvugurura politiki y’ubutaka mu rwego rwo kugira ngo bubere igisubizo ababufite aho kubabera umutwaro. Read More

RDB yashimiye abagaragaje imishinga y’ikoranabuhanga mu kubungabunga ibidukikije (Igihe - Wednesday, 5 September 2018) -- Ikigo cy’igihugu cy’iterambere RDB, cyahaye ishimwe urubyiruko rwo muri kaminuza zitandukanye rufite imishinga yifashisha ikoranabuhanga mu kubungabunga urusobe rw’ibinyabuzima n’ibidukikije muri rusange. Read More

Politiki y’ubutaka igiye kuvugururwa kuko bufashwe nabi (Umuseke - Wednesday, 5 September 2018) -- Umukozi muri Minisiteri y’ubutaka n’amashyamba Florien Nteziryayo avuga ko igihe kigeze ngo inzego zikora igenamigambi mu by’ubutaka zihuze imikorere, hashyirweho igishushanyo mbonera kimwe cy’ubutaka gihuriweho kandi cyumvikanyweho hagamijwe kububungabunga no kubungabunga ibidukikije. Read More

Ikoranabuhanga rigiye kwifashishwa mu guhanga imirimo ishingiye ku bukerarugendo (Igihe - Wednesday, 5 September 2018) -- Ishuri rya IPRC Tumba ryasinye amasezerano y’imikoranire n’ikigo cyitwa HuzaX, agamije gufasha no guteza imbere imishinga mishya y’ikoranabuhanga mu by’ubukerarugendo mu Rwanda by’umwihariko mu Karere ka Musanze. Read More

Prime Minister Ngirente Officially Opens African Green Revolution Forum (Taarifa - Wednesday, 5 September 2018) -- African leaders are in Kigali to chat a way forward at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF)- a platform for global and African leaders to develop actionable plans that will move African agriculture forward. Read More

Ellen DeGeneres yahamije ko uruzinduko yagiriye mu Rwanda rwahinduye ubuzima bwe (Igihe - Wednesday, 5 September 2018) -- Umunyamerika Ellen DeGeneres uherutse kuza mu Rwanda, aho agiye kubaka ikigo kigamije kubungabunga urusobe rw’ibinyabuzima, yahamije ko uruzinduko yahagiriye rwahinduye ubuzima bwe mu buryo atabasha gusobanura. Read More

We are grooming the youth to take over conservation – Akamanzi (The New Times - Wednesday, 5 September 2018) -- As one of the country’s long term environmental protection strategies, the Government is working on grooming the youth to take over the custodianship of the nation’s future conservation efforts, the CEO of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Clare Akamanzi, has said. Read More

[FEATURED] Bweyeye residents experiencing the benefits of access to electricity (The New Times - Wednesday, 5 September 2018) -- It’s now a year since Bweyeye dwellers have been connected to the grid. The place is located on the other side of Nyungwe forest in Rusizi District with several kilometers off the main road. It was previously considered as one of the remotest and most isolated centers in Rwanda. Read More

The untapped potential of rabbit farming in Rwanda (The New Times - Wednesday, 5 September 2018) -- I27-year-old university graduate Eric Manirakiza’s rabbits increased from 100 in 2016 to 2,900 currently as his entreprise has been steadily growing. But recently, he was unable to supply a 15 tonne-rabbit meat export market per month to Belgium as his production is far less than the demand. Read More

New startup accelerator to nurture technology innovations in tourism (The New Times - Tuesday, 4 September 2018) -- A new startup accelerator, ‘HuzaX’, has debuted in Rwanda and is aiming at accelerating digital tourism in the country through mentoring and investing in students and early stage startups. Read More

Rwanda Is Determined To “Protect Our Nature”- Prime Minister Ngirente (Taarifa - Tuesday, 4 September 2018) -- All roads will lead to Musanze district, Norther Rwanda, this weekend to name 23 new baby Mountain Gorillas. This is, “yet another indicator that proves Rwanda’s determination to protect our biodiversity asset,” said Rwanda’s Prime Minister, Edouard Ngirente on Tuesday morning as he officially opened the 4th Annual Conference on Kwita Izina Conversation in Kigali. Read More

Minisitiri w’Intebe yasabye ko ikoranabuhanga rirushaho kwifashishwa mu kurengera ibidukikije (Igihe - Tuesday, 4 September 2018) -- Minisitiri w’Intebe, Dr Edouard Ngirente yavuze ko gukoresha ikoranabuhanga rigezweho mu kubungabunga ibidukikije ari uburyo buboneye bwo kwita ku buzima bw’inyamaswa zitandukanye no kurengera urusobe rw’ibinyabuzima. Read More

Rusizi: Abatuye muri Bweyeye barakataje mu iterambere babikesha amashanyarazi (Igihe - Monday, 3 September 2018) -- Nyuma y’Umwaka umwe gusa bahawe umuriro w’Amashanyarazi, abaturage bo mu Murenge wa Bweyeye mu Karere ka Rusizi barakataje mu iterambere binyuze mu guhanga ibikorwa bibyara inyungu bikoresha amashanyarazi. Read More

Young farmer makes fortune from exploiting land using mechanisation (The New Times - Monday, 3 September 2018) -- WHEN Theophile Uzayisenga graduated from University of Rwanda in 2014 with a degree in agronomy, job opportunities did not come as easily as he expected. Read More

 

Across Africa

Despite obstacles, GLF delegates see progress on AFR100 forest targets (Landscape News - Thursday, 6 September 2018) -- NAIROBI (Landscape News) — The rehabilitation of degraded forests and wooded, productive landscapes is a key component of a global strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve livelihoods. Read More

Namibia: Solar Cooking Impresses Workshop Participants (AllAfrica - Wednesday, 5 September 2018) -- Twenty-eight young Namibians from across the country recently took part in a workshop on solar cooking, renewable energy and climate change at a private nature reserve in the Namib Desert. Read More

The fate of unique species in Tanzania’s coastal forests hangs in the balance (News24 - Wednesday, 5 September 2018) -- Tanzania is known for its tapestry of lush forests, expansive grasslands and tropical beaches, and abundant and diverse wildlife. Its coastal forests are part of the Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa biodiversity hotspot – a place recognised for its wealth of wildlife but threatened with destruction, making it a high priority for conservation efforts. Read More

 

From Around the World

Carlsberg to replace plastic ring can holders with recyclable glue (The Guardian - Thursday, 6 September 2018) -- Danish brewer will be the first to ditch pack rings in a move it says will reduce plastic by up to 76%. Read More

'Art can play a valuable role': climate change installations appear in New York (The Guardian - Tuesday, 4 September 2018) -- The existential threat of climate change is being spelled out to New Yorkers via a selection of flashing highway signs that have been placed around the city. Read More

 

Sector Updates

Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) Board Meeting (Rwanda Green Fund Flickr - Friday, 7 September 2018) -- The Rwanda Green Fund Board of Directors met to discuss the fund's organisational chart and role descriptions for new positions within the structure. The expanded team will enable the fund to have an even greater role in building a green Rwanda. View Photos

Convergence and FONERWA: Member Breakfast and Networking Event (Rwanda Green Fund Flickr - Friday, 7 September 2018) -- Convergence Blended Finance and Rwanda Green Fund hosted a Blended Finance Member Breakfast and Networking Event at Kigali Marriott. The event is an opportunity to learn about the latest development and trends in the field of blended finance from the global network. View Photos

Remarks by German State Parliamentary Secretary at Yanze Watershed Protection Investment Visit (FONERWA - Thursday, 6 September 2018) -- Remarks by Dr Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development at Yanze River Watershed Protection Investment. Thank you very much for all this very, very warm welcome to this marvellous project here in your district. Mr Mayor, honourable representatives of the district, honourable guests, ladies and gentlemen, dear children. Read More

Remarks by Rwanda Green Fund CEO at Yanze Watershed Protection Investment Visit (FONERWA - Thursday, 6 September 2018) -- Dr Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development - welcome to Rwanda! Read More

Remarks by Mayor of Rulindo District at Yanze Watershed Protection Investment Visit (FONERWA - Thursday, 6 September 2018) -- Ladies and gentlemen, Citizens of Rulindo. It is our pleasure to welcome you all to Rulindo District and I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the Federal Republic of Germany, through the Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA), which supported the project that has transformed not only the landscape of the district, but also the livelihood of our population. Read More

Ubukangurambaga ku iterwa n'ifatwa neza ry'ibiti n'amashyamba (Rwanda Water and Forestry Authority - Wednesday, 5 September 2018) -- Ikigo k' Igihugu gishinzwe guteza imbere amazi n'amashyamba (RWFA) cyasohoye ikegeranyo kigamije gukangurira abaturage gufata neza ibiti n'amashyamba. Watch Video

Photos - Visit by German Parliamentary State Secretary Dr Maria Flachsbarth to Yanze River Watershed Protection Investment (Rwanda Green Fund Flickr - Tuesday, 4 September 2018) -- Dr Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development visited Yanze River Watershed Protection Investment as part of her tour of Rwanda. She learned about the impact of the fund's investment from beneficiaries and district leaders. Dr Flachsbarth commended the project and committed Germany's continued support for Rwanda's development. Read More