Green Rwanda Media Review - 12 November 2018

Read the latest stories about the environment sector in Rwanda and around the world. 

Summary

  • Rwanda Inspirer reports that over 1,000 delegates are expected in Rwanda for inaugural Africa Green Growth Forum.
  • The New times reports on how four entrepreneurs plan to make Rwanda a major market for eMotorcycles.
  • Rwanda Inspirer reports on a new study to ensure food security and environmental protection.
  • The New Times reports about the case for clean cooking.
  • Taarifa reports that Kirehe district residents built their own water supply facility worth Rwf 400,000.
  • View photos and read about the Rwanda Green Growth Media Award and the winners. 

 

Upcoming Events

12-16 November: Liberia Land Delegation on a study tour in Rwanda

12-16 November: Land Week in Gasabo, Gisagara, Kayonza and Musanze

14-16 November: Benin Delegation visit to Rwanda Lands Use and Management Authority

15 November: World Clean Air Day

19-22 November: GCF Structured Dialogue with Least Developed Countries Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

22 November: Science Film Festival Screening: The Water Dancers, Goethe-Institut, KN 27 Street | Kiyovu

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

28 November: Green Drinks Kigali - Green Urbanisation: Buildings and Design

3-15 December: COP24 UN Climate Talks, Poland

Rwanda

Kongera ubuso buteyeho amashyamba mu Rwanda bihagaze bite? (Kigali Today - Monday, 12 November 2018) -- Ikigo gishinzwe guteza imbere amazi n’amashyamba mu Rwanda kiratangaza ko umwaka wa 2019 uzarangira 30% by’ubuso bumaze guterwaho amashyamba. Read More

Poor mining practices hurting mineral exports (The New Times - Monday, 12 November 2018) -- Rwanda extracts less than 50 per cent of its minerals due to the use of poor mining practices, which costs the country billions of potential foreign exchange revenues. Read More

Over 1,000 delegates expected in Rwanda for inaugural Africa Green Growth Forum (Rwanda Inspirer - Sunday, 11 November 2018) -- Rwanda will host the first ever Africa Green Growth Forum, gathering more than 1,000 investors, policy makers and financial specialists from across the continent to share experiences in green growth and climate resilient development. Read More

GreenLight Planet Supplies 50,000 Sun KINGTM Solar Home Systems To Ignite Power Rwanda (Rwanda Inspirer - Saturday, 10 November 2018) -- Over 250,000 Rwandans are going to enjoy the most affordable pricing plan available for solar products in Africa after the shipment of 50,000 Sun KingTMhome systems by Greenlight Planet to Rwanda. Read More

Rwanda targets schools in fresh tree planting drive (Xinhua - Saturday, 10 November 2018) -- Rwanda on Saturday launched a fresh drive to plant trees in schools as part of disaster mitigation measures to build disaster resilience in all schools across the country. Read More

Kigali Leading TVET School na UR bifatanyije mu kuzirikana ku rusobe rw’ibinyabuzima (Igihe - Thursday, 8 November 2018) -- Ishuri Kigali Leading TVET School ryifatanyije n’abanyeshuri n’abarimu ba Kaminuza y’u Rwanda (UR) mu kwizihiza umunsi wo kurushaho kubungabunga urusobe rw’ibinyabuzima ’One Health Day 2018’. Read More

Kongera ubuso buteyeho amashyamba mu Rwanda bihagaze bite? (Ruhango District - Thursday, 8 November 2018) -- Abaturage bo mu Murenge wa Kinazi baragaragaza ko bishimiye kuba ubuyobozi bw’Akarere bwaratangiye gushyira mu bikorwa ingamba zo gukemura ikibazo kigagaraga kandi giteye inkeke muri aka gace k’amayaga cyo kuba karangwamo ibiti bike cyane. Read More

’Single-use’ yatowe nk’ijambo ry’umwaka wa 2018 (Igihe - Wednesday, 7 November 2018) -- Ikigo gitegura inkoranyamagambo y’icyongereza ya Collins cyatoye ijambo ryifashishwa mu gusobanura ibintu bikoreshwa inshuro imwe gusa bigahita bijugunywa, Single-use, nk’ijambo ry’umwaka wa 2018. Read More

Green agriculture initiative to boost food security for 70,000 households (The New Times - Tuesday, 6 November 2018) -- At least 70,000 households are set to benefit in terms of food security from a new project that seeks to revamp more than 100,000 hectares of land that have been degraded over the years. Read More

The Case for Clean Cooking (The New Times - Tuesday, 6 November 2018) -- Marie Madeleine MUKANDUTIYE from Ngororero district used to spend the majority of her day collecting firewood. The amount of smoke generated from cooking resulted in vision and respiratory problems for Marie Madeline. Read More

Govt to halve dependency on biomass energy by 2024 (The New Times - Tuesday, 6 November 2018) -- Dependence on biomass energy remains a serious concern and government is working hard to reduce it by half by 2024, to ensure more Rwandans adopt and use clean cooking energy. Read More

New study to ensure food security and environmental protection (Rwanda Inspirer - Tuesday, 6 November 2018) -- The state of Rwanda’s food security and environmental protection is set to leapfrog into a brighter future following the continued research and study that is aimed at means of conserving and restoring the environment while enhancing people’s wellbeing and livelihood. Read More

Gatsibo turns to agroforestry to enhance fruit production (The New Times - Tuesday, 6 November 2018) -- Residents of Nyabikiri cell, Kabarore sector in Gatsibo district have welcomed the agroforestry initiative by district authorities, saying it will boost the production of mangoes and help contain land degradation. Read More

How four entrepreneurs plan to make Rwanda a major market for eMotorcycles (The New Times - Tuesday, 6 November 2018) -- In 2016, four entrepreneurs from different countries formed a start-up called Ampersand with a mission to transform Rwanda into a mass market for commercial electric motorcycles. Read More

Galvanising more action to wildlife conservation (The New Times - Monday, 5 November 2018) -- Last week,while officiating at the opening of the Business of Conservation Conference organised by the African Leadership University (ALU), President Kagame made a wake-up call to business and political leaders across Africa to take action through growing regional integration across the continent to improve their collaboration in efforts to conserve African wildlife. Read More

Harigwa uko ibiciro bya gaz byagabanywa, abaturage bagasezerera inkwi n’amakara (Igihe - Monday, 5 November 2018) --Imibare ya Minisiteri y’Ibikorwa remezo igaragaza ko mu Rwanda abaturage bangana na 83%, bifashisha ingufu zikomoka ku bimera mu guteka zirimo ibiti bigira uruhare mu kwangiza ibidukikije. Read More

Kirehe District Residents Build Their Own Water Supply Facility Worth Rwf400,000 (Taarifa - Monday, 5 November 2018) -- Residents of Bugarura village, Rugarama Cell, Mushikiri Sector, Kirehe District are generating solutions to their problems. Read More

 

Across Africa

Kenya targets green energy sufficiency by 2020 - Uhuru (The Star - Monday, 12 November 2018) -- Kenya targets to attain 100 per cent transition to green energy by 2020, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. Read More

Southern Africa: Namibia Hosts Regional Forum On Climate Finance (All Africa - Thursday, 8 November 2018) -- Windhoek — Southern Africa needs strong regional collaboration for countries in the region to improve their access to international climate change funds. Therefore, the importance of organised learning forums cannot be underestimated. Read More

Tanzania: Plastic Bags' Health Hazards Avoidable (All Africa - Thursday, 8 November 2018) -- PUBLIC awareness campaigns against the use of unauthorised plastic bags or their bad handling or against deliberate or negligent littering of the environment have been going on in the country. Through these campaigns Tanzanians have been sensitised and reminded time and again to use only environmentally friendly plastic bags to minimise health and environmental risks. Read More

 

From Around the World

Emerging markets for green solutions (United Nations Development Programme - Tuesday, 6 November 2018) -- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent our most ambitious development agenda ever, setting the vision, framework and targets for the transition to a sustainable and resilient society. With just over a decade left to achieve the SDGs, a major push is needed to accelerate results. Closing the $2.5 trillion annual gap for SDG achievement is a top priority, particularly for climate change and other environmental pillars of the SDGs. Read More

Why we need to protect biodiversity from harmful effects of war and armed conflict (UN Environment - Tuesday, 6 November 2018) -- Times of war can result in rapid environmental degradation as people struggle to survive and environmental management systems break down resulting in damage to critical ecosystems. Read More

Stop biodiversity loss or we could face our own extinction, warns UN (The Guardian - Tuesday, 6 November 2018) -- The world has two years to secure a deal for nature to halt a ‘silent killer’ as dangerous as climate change, says biodiversity chief. Read More

 

Sector Updates

U Rwanda ruzakira bwa mbere Ihuriro Nyafurika ku Bukungu Butangiza Ibidukikije (Africa Green Growth Forum - Sunday, 11 November 2018) -- Mu mpera z’uku kwezi u Rwanda ruzakira Ihuriro rya mbere Nyafurika ku Bukungu Butangiza Ibidukikije, rizahuza abarenga igihumbi (1,000), barimo abashoramari, abashyiraho za Politiki n’abahanga mu by’imari bazaturuka hirya no hino muri Africa kugira ngo basangire inararibonye ku Bukungu butangiza Ibidukikije n’iteramberre ridahangarwa n’imihindagurikire y’ibihe. Iri huriro rizamara icyumweru, rizatangira ku wa 26 risozwe kuwa 30 Ugushyingo, muri Kigali Convention Centre n’ahandi hari ibikorwa bigamije ubukungu butangiza ibidukikije hirya no hino mu gihugu. Read More

Alfred Ntakirutimana from TV1 wins Rwanda Green Growth Media Award (Africa Green Growth Forum - Sunday, 11 November 2018) -- The winner of the Rwanda Green Growth Media Award has been announced during celebrations of the Africa Day of Information in Kigali. The award was one of a number of categories for this year’s Development Journalism Awards, which were jointly organised by the Rwanda Governance Board and the Rwanda Journalists Association. The awards honour excellence and professionalism by recognising the best-performing journalists and media houses. Read More

My Green Home wins YouthConnekt Africa Green Growth Innovation Award (Africa Green Growth Forum - Saturday, 10 November 2018) -- My Green Home, an innovative social enterprise that addresses the challenges of urban waste management, has won the 2018 YouthConnekt Africa Green Growth Innovation Award. The award of $5,000 was presented to the Co-founder and CEO, David Kinzuzi, by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environemnt, Fatina Mukarubibi. Read More

Rwanda to host inaugural Africa Green Growth Forum (The Ministry of Environment - Friday, 9 November 2018) -- Rwanda will host the first ever Africa Green Growth Forum, gathering more than 1,000 investors, policy makers and financial specialists from across the continent to share experiences in green growth and climate resilient development. The weeklong forum takes place from 26 to 30 November 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centre and at sites around the country. Read More

Rwanda Green Growth Media Award Winner Announced (The Ministry of Environment - Thursday, 8 November 2018) -- The winner of the Rwanda Green Growth Media Award has been announced during celebrations of the Africa Day of Information in Kigali. The award was one of a number of categories for this year’s Development Journalism Awards, which were jointly organised by the Rwanda Governance Board and the Rwanda Journalists Association. The awards honour excellence and professionalism by recognising the best-performing journalists and media houses. Read More 

Photos: Rwanda Development Journalism Awards - Green Growth Reporting Award (The Ministry of Environment Flickr - Wednesday, 7 November 2018) -- The winners of the Rwanda Green Growth Media Award have been announced during celebrations of the Africa Day of Information in Kigali. The award was one of a number of categories for this year’s Development Journalism Awards, which were jointly organised by the Rwanda Governance Board and the Association of Rwandan Journalists. The awards honour excellence and professionalism by recognising the best-performing journalists and media houses. View Photos