Green Rwanda Media Review - 15 February 2021

 

Summary

  • Imvaho Nshya reports that expected rainfall will be above average.
  • Igihe reports that heavy rains caused the Sebeya River to destroy 172 houses and damage three hectares of community farms.
  • The New Times reports about the economic opportunities in Kigali’s wetlands.
  • KT Press, Igihe, and other outlets report that River Sebeya burst its banks, displacing Rubavu residents. 
  • The New Times reports that university graduates have ventured into ‘eco-friendly’ mobile grain dryers.
  • The Rwanda Green Fund shares Rwanda’s strong efforts in environmental protection.

 

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Rwamagana: Abaturage bitunganyirije umuhanda w’ibilometero 6 (Imvaho Nshya - Sunday, 14 February 2021) -- Abaturage bo mu Murenge wa Nzige mu Karere ka Rwamagana barishimira umuhanda barimo kwitunganyiriza bifashishije itaka rya laterite, kuko wari warangiritse, none bakaba bamaze kuwutunganya kuri kilometero zisaga 6, bikaba ari igisubizo ku buhahirane bwari bwarakomwe mu nkokora no kwangirika k’uwo muhanda. Read More
 
Rutsiro: Abahinzi ba kawa bahawe miliyoni 8,5 Frw z’ubwasisi (IGIHE - Sunday, 14 February 2021) -- Abahinzi ba kawa 838 mu Murenge wa Kivumu bashimiwe umurava bagira mu mu buhinzi bwabo bahabwa miliyoni 8,5Frw z’ubwasisi banasabwa kongera umusaruro ari nako bazamura imibereho yabo. Read More
 
Gisagara-Kigembe : Umusaruro wikubye kabiri kubera gukorerwa amaterasi (Ukwezi - Saturday, 13 February 2021) -- Abaturage bo mu Murenge wa Kigembe mu Karere ka Gisagara bavuga ko nyuma y’uko Leta iciye amaterasi y’indinganire mu masambu yabo, basigaye babona umusaruro mwinshi uruta uwo babonaga mbere. Read More
 
Awarded by People's Postcode Lottery to African Parks to Secure Ecosystems and Mitigate Climate Change (Cision PR Newswire - Friday, 12 February 2021) -- Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda is one of the beneficiary parks, following a partnership recently announced to ensure its long-term protection. Read More
 
Umuhanda Karongi-Rusizi wafunzwe n’inkangu ahitwa kuri ‘Dawe uri mu Ijuru’ (Kigali Today - Friday, 12 February 2021) -- Ahakunze kwitwa Dawe uri mu Ijuru mu Murenge wa Gishyita, akagari ka Ngoma mu karere ka Karongi, inkangu yaridutse ihita ifunga umuhanda Karongi-Rusizi ku buryo ubu utari nyabagendwa. Read More. Also published in IGIHE, and RBA.
 
Burera: Hari gukorwa amaterasi azafasha mu kubungabunga igishanga cy’Urugezi (Igihe - Friday, 12 February 2021) -- Akarere ka Burera katangije igikorwa cyo gutunganya amaterasi yikora mu mushinga uzatwara miliyoni 600 Frw, ku buso bungana na hegitari 100 hagamijwe kubungabunga inkombe z’ikiyaga cya Burera n’igishanga cy’Urugezi kigaburira ibiyaga bya Burera na Ruhondo. Read More
 
Heavy rains kill 25, injure 51 since January (The New Times - Friday, 12 February 2021) -- Heavy rains and lightning have killed 25 people and left 51 others injured across the country since January this year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA). Read More
 
2030: How Rwanda plans to reduce greenhouse emissions by 38% (CNBC Africa - Thursday, 11 February 2021) -- In May 2020, the Government of Rwanda announced a climate action agenda that features a 38 per cent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Over the next decade, the country will require approximately $11 billion, made up of $5.7 billion for mitigation and $5.3 billion for adaptation. On how this will be achieved, CNBC Africa spoke to the CEO of Rwanda Green Fund, Teddy Mugabo Mpinganzima. Read More
 
Imvura iteganyijwe izaba iri hejuru y’ikigereranyo gisanzwe (Imvaho Nshya - Thursday, 11 February 2021) -- Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe Ubumenyibw’Ikirere (Meteo Rwanda) cyatangaje ko mu gicecya kabiri cy’ukwezi kwa Gashyantare 2021 (kuva taliki ya 11 kugeza ku ya 20) mu Rwanda imvura izaba iri hejuru y’ikigereranyocy’imvura isanzwe igwa mu minsi icumi y’igicecya kabiri cya Gashyantare mu gihugu hose. Hateganyijwe imvura iri hagati ya milimetero(mm) 40 na 160. Read More
 
Ubushobozi bwo kwitunga bwa Pariki y’Akagera bwaragabanyutse cyane kubera Covid-19 (IGIHE - Thursday, 11 February 2021) -- Pariki y’Igihugu y’Akagera yatangaje ko mu mwaka wa 2020 abayisura bagabanutseho 68% n’ubushobozi bwo kwitunga kwa pariki bukagabanyuka bitewe n’icyorezo cya COVID-19 cyagize ingaruka ku bikorwa bitandukanye birimo n’ubukerarugendo. Read More
 
Musanze: Ikinombe kigwiriye abagore batatu umwe ahasiga ubuzima (Kigali Today - Wednesday, 10 February 2021) -- Ikinombe gicukurwamo itaka ryo kubakisha mu Kagari ka Gisesero mu Murenge wa Busogo mu karere ka Musanze, cyagwiriye abagore batatu umwe ahasiga ubuzima undi ajyanwa mu bitaro nyuma yo gukomereka. Read More
 
Sebeya yasenye inzu 172 nyuma y’igihe yari imaze itanze agahenge (IGIHE - Wednesday, 10 February 2021) -- Imvura ikomeye yaraye iguye mu Burengerazuba bw’u Rwanda yatumye Umugezi wa Sebeya wuzura maze amazi yawo asenya inzu 172, anangiza hegitari eshatu z’imirima y’abaturage. Read More. Also published in KT Press, and Kigali Today
 
3,800 Tons: Heavy Loss Looming Among Onions Farmers In Western Province (KT Press - Wednesday, 10 February 2021) -- Farmers in Rubavu district, Western province are desperate after producing thousands of tons of onions and failing to secure any market. Read More
 
Mu mwaka wa 2020 abasura Pariki y’Akagera bagabanutseho 68 % (IGIHE - Wednesday, 10 February 2021) -- Abakerarugendo basuye Pariki y’Akagera mu mwaka wa 2020 bageze ku 15 844, bakaba baragabanutse ku kigero cya 68% ugereranyije n’abayisuye mu mwaka wa 2019. Read More
 
Will proposed Rwf7.5 billion dams curb Sebeya River floods? (The New Times - Wednesday, 10 February 2021) -- Construction of two dams around Sebeya River is set to start as authorities attempt to find a long-term solution to sustained flooding, which has continued to disrupt livelihoods and businesses in the western province. Read More
 
Economic opportunities in Kigali’s wetlands (The New Times - Tuesday, 09 February 2021) -- As the government continues to mobilize funds to invest in recreational wetlands in Kigali City, Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has committed to encouraging ecotourism investments among the private sector. Read More 
 
Fresh university graduates venture into ‘eco-friendly’ mobile grain dryers (The New Times - Tuesday, 09 February 2021) -- A Rwandan young environmental engineer, 24-year-old Thierry Shema and his co-founders in an agritech startup dubbed “Crop Tech Ltd”, are gearing up for deploying mobile grain dryers powered by renewable energy as opposed to diesel. Read More
 

Ubuso buhingwaho buhujwe bugeze kuri hegitari ibihumbi 40: Ishusho y’ubuhinzi muri Nyanza (IGIHE - Monday, 08 February 2021) -- Hagamijwe guteza imbere ubuhinzi mu rwego rwo gutanga umusaruro ku babukora, mu Karere ka Nyanza hongerewe ubuso buhingwaho buhujwe ndetse n’abahinzi batozwa guhinga kijyambere bakoresheje inyongeramusaruro n’imbuto z’indobanure. More Here

 
K-CEP work highlighted in Apolitical’s 100 Climate Policy Breakthroughs (Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program - February 2021) -- Earlier this week, Apolitical released their 100 Climate Policy Breakthrough list, which showcases climate policies that have demonstrated the potential for scalability and effective change. Read More
 
Sector Updates
 
ITERAMBERE RY'IMIJYI YUNGANIRA KIGALI| GUTEZA IMBERE IYO MIJYI BIJYANA NO KUBUNGABUNGA IBIDUKIKIJE (REMA YouTube Channel - Monday, 8 February 2021) -- Watch Here
 
FONERWA at the forefront of the green investment in Rwanda: A look at key Achievements (FONERWA - Saturday, 30 January 2021) -- The Government of Rwanda has shown strong efforts in protecting the environment, mitigating climate change and adapting to its effects, and tremendous achievements have been recorded in this regard in the last 26 years. Read More
 
Across Africa 
 
MADAGASCAR: World Bank allocates $50 million to fight deforestation (Afrik 21 - Wednesday, 10 February 2021) -- The UN Convention on Biological Diversity is a treaty that aims to develop national strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of a country’s natural resources, or biological diversity. This is a general strategy that all countries must then adopt at the local level. Read More
 
Community works to save rare antelope (Nation - Tuesday, 09 February 2021) -- Are you on a trip on the Western Kenya tourism circuit and would wish to see one of the largest aquatic antelopes only found in East and Central Africa? Read More
 
Flooded lakes make communities landless in Kenya's Rift Valley (Africa News - Monday, 08 February 2021) -- For over a decade, the lakes of Rift Valley have been swelling, swallowing land and villages. Villages are sinking, schools, places of worship, highways, and farms. Hundreds of families and thousands of wildlife are under threat as water levels of lakes along the Rift Valley basin continuously increase. Read More
 
Kenyan woman’s startup recycles plastic into bricks that are stronger than concrete (Design Boom - February 2021) -- Nzambi Matee, a Nairobi-based 29-year-old entrepreneur and inventor, is the founder of a startup that recycles plastic waste into bricks that are stronger than concrete. Called gjenge makers ltd, her company initiated following the development of a prototype machine that turns discarded plastic into paving stones. one day at the factory means 1,500 churned plastic pavers, prized not just for the quality, but for how affordable they are. Read More
 
From Around the World
 
Our global food system is the primary driver of biodiversity loss (Modern Diplomacy - Thursday, 11 February 2021) -- Our global food system is the primary driver of biodiversity loss, with agriculture alone being the identified threat to 24,000 of the 28,000 (86%) species at risk of extinction. The global rate of species extinction today is higher than the average rate over the past 10 million years. Read More
 
Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade: Anti-poaching NGO Freeland joins the Independent’s campaign (Independent - Wednesday, 10 February 2021) -- The Independent can today announce that international anti-poaching NGO Freeland has joined its Stop The Illegal Wildlife Trade campaign. Read More
 

Fossil fuel air pollution causes almost 1 in 5 deaths globally each year (CNN - Tuesday, 09 February 2021) -- More than 8 million people around the world die each year as a result of breathing polluted air that contains particles from fossil fuels, a new study has found. Read More

 
Twitter Highlights
 
1. Rwanda Green Fund @GreenFundRwThe Rwanda Green Fund-FONERWA at the forefront of the green investments in the Country: A look at key Achievements. 
 
2. REMA Rwanda @REMA_RwandaGuteza imbere imijyi 6 yunganira @CityofKigali biratanga amahirwe y'akazi. Kuyiteza imbere bijyana no kubungabunga ibidukikije, kuko iterambere rirambye ridashoboka bitabungabunzwe. Turashimira abafatanyabikorwa @GGGI_Rwanda @RwandaInfra
 
3. Water For People in Rwanda @Water4People_RWIn 2010, @rulindodistrict, @RwandaInfra @wasac_rwanda & @waterforpeople launched the Rulindo Challenge - an ambitious plan to bring full water &sanitation coverage to Rulindo. Today the district has 100% coverage of water infrastructure. 
4. Ministry of Infrastructure | Rwanda @RwandaInfraLe Rwanda s'est fixé l'objectif d'accès universel à l'électricité d'ici 2024 avec 52% de la population raccordé au réseau national et 48% aux systèmes solaires domestiques. Aujourd’hui, 452.064 ménages (15,9%) ont accès à l'électricité grâce à des solutions hors réseau.