Green Rwanda Media Review - 18 January 2021

 

Summary

  • Top Africa News reports on the Rwanda Green Fund's major achievements.
  • The New Times and Imvaho Nshya report about heavy rains expected across Rwanda.
  • CGTN reports that disasters caused by heavy rains killed 13 in Rwanda.
  • The New Times reports about the proper disposal of face masks.
  • Imvaho Nshya reports that the Nyungwe canopy is still the top best walkway in the world.
  • Watch the Adaptation to Climate Change documentary film on the Ministry of Environment YouTube channel.
  • REMA shares that the institution has begun using a hybrid electric vehicle.

 

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Rwanda

AfCFTA: What are Rwanda’s export-ready products? (The New Times - Monday, 18 January 2021) -- Among the products that have been found to be market-ready, according to The Ministry of Trade and Industry include agro-processing products including tea, coffee, cereals as well as dairy, animal, and vegetable oil products. Other products that are export-ready according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry include products from mining operations including ores and base metals. Read More
 
Batangiye kubona agahenge nyuma yo kuyobora amazi ava mu birunga (IGIHE - Sunday, 17 January 2021) -- Hashize imyaka itari mike abaturiye agace k'ibirunga batakambira leta ngo ibakize amazi y'imvura ava mu birunga akunda kubibasira, akangiza imyaka yabo, inzu, ibyo batunze adasize n'ubuzima bwabo. Read More 
 
Construction of $10m gorilla conservation centre nears completion (The New Times - Friday, 15 January 2021) -- The construction of the Ellen DeGeneres campus which is close to Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park in Kinigi sector of Musanze district is at 50 percent. Read More 
 
FONERWA highlights Major achievements in the past Eight years (Top Africa News - Friday, 15 January 2021) -- The Government of Rwanda has made efforts to protect the environment, combat climate change and address its health impacts. Read More 
 
Miliyari 35 Frw zashowe mu mishinga 44 yo kurengera ibidukikije mu myaka icyenda ishize (IGIHE - Friday, 15 January 2021) -- Leta y' u Rwanda yashyize imbaraga mu kurengera ibidukikije, kurwanya imihindagurikire y'ikirere no guhangana n'ingaruka zayo ku buzima bw'abaturage. Read More
 
Editorial: Pay attention to severe weather warning (The New Times - Friday, 15 January 2021) -- The Rwanda Meteorology Agency has issued a severe weather warning for parts of the country, predicting heavy rains in the course of this week, particularly in south-western regions. Read More 
 
Disasters caused by heavy rains kill 13 in Rwanda (CGTN - Thursday, 14 January 2021) -- Thirteen people have been killed while 20 were injured in Rwanda this year due to disasters triggered by heavy rains, an official said on Thursday. Read More
 
Four-day heavy rains expected across Rwanda (The New Times - Thursday, 14 January 2021) -- The Rwanda Meteorology Agency has warned that heavy rains across the country in the next three days will cause a lot of damage and advised that contingency measures should be put in place especially in disaster-prone areas. Read More
 
Hatanzwe ubujyanama ku mvura nyinshi iteganyijwe kugwa (Imvaho Nshya - Thursday, 14 January 2021) -- Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe Ubumenyi bw’Ikirere (Meteo Rwanda) cyatanze ubujyanama bwafasha abantu kwirinda ingaruka zituruka ku biza mu minsi iri imbere iteganyijwemo imvura. Read More
 
Meteo Rwanda yateguje imvura idasanzwe mu minsi itatu iri imbere (IGIHE - Wednesday, 13 January 2021) -- Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe Ubumenyi bw’Ikirere (Meteo Rwanda) cyatangaje ko hagati ya tariki ya 13 na 16 Mutarama 2021 hazagwa imvura idasanzwe mu gihugu, kiburira Abaturarwanda kwitwararika. Read More 
 
Strengthening rainwater harvesting as a lasting solution to conflicts and Climate Change adaptation in Rwanda (Top Africa News - Wednesday, 13 January 2021) -- One of the most common causes of conflict between neighbors is the inability to harvest rainwater from household level as sometimes that leads to the point where rainwater destroys a neighbor’s properties or damages other public infrastructure. Read More 
 
Nyagatare: Inyange to construct Rwf20 billion milk powder plant (The New Times - Wednesday, 13 January 2021) -- Inyange Industries is set to invest an outlay of $20.8 million (about Rwf20.5 billion) to set up a milk powder plant, a move that could help transform the country’s dairy sector. Read More
 
EDITORIAL: Educate the public on how to properly dispose of facemasks (The New Times - Tuesday, 12 January 2021) -- Used disposable facemasks are hazardous to the environment – and even humans – in the short-term, as well as medium and long-term. To begin with, improper disposal of these masks, like littering them, can potentially spread the same virus they were originally meant to help contain (through contact with children or waste pickers). In the medium and long-term, these materials are hazardous to animals, and humans, as they eventually reduce into small plastic particles. Read More
 
Ikiraro cyo mu Kirere muri Nyungwe kiracyayoboye ibindi ku Isi (Imvaho Nshya - Tuesday, 12 January 2021) -- Icapiro Mpuzamahanga “Lonely Planet” ryo muri Australia ryamenyekanye cyane mu kwandika ibitabo biyobora ba mukerarugendo guhera mu mwaka wa 1972 ryongeye gushyira inzira/ ikiraro yo mu kirere iri muri Pariki y’Igihugu ya Nyungwe rwagati ku mwanya wa mbere mu zihiga izindi ku Isi mu gukurura ba mukerarugendo. Read More
 
Rwanda’s horticultural exports meet demand in Dubai (The New Times - Tuesday, 12 January 2021) -- Consumers flocking one of the biggest Carrefour outlets at the Mall of Emirates in Dubai appreciated new fresh products including avocado and passion fruits from Rwanda on Sunday. Read More 
 
Nyamasheke: Umuhanda bemerewe na Perezida Kagame ugiye kubakwa nyuma y’imyaka 4 (Umuseke - Monday, 11 January 2021) -- Mu kiganiro kihariye Mme Mukamasabo Appolonie uyobora Nyamasheke yagiranye n’Umuseke, twamubajije ikibazo cy’umuhanda uva muri Centre yo Mwityazo ujya ku Bitaro bya KIBOGORA ureshya na Km 3, Perezida Paul Kagame akaba yaremereye abaturage ko uzubakwa ugashyirwamo kaburimbo ubwo yahajyaga muri Nyakanga 2017 mu bikora byo kwiyamamaza, yavuze ko kuwubaka bigiye gutangira. Read More
 
Byinshi ku butaka butagira abo bwanditsweho bwanditswe kuri Leta (Imvaho Nshya - Monday, 11 January 2021) -- Mu Mpera z’icyumweru gishize ni bwo hatangajwe ko Leta y’u Rwanda yisubije by’agateganyo ubutaka butanditse burenga miliyoni 1.4 guhera ku ya 31 Ukuboza 2020, mu rwego rwo koroshya uburyo bwo kubika amakuru arebana na bwo. Read More
 
Masterplans For Satellite, Secondary Cities To Be Ready By January (KT Press - Monday, 11 January 2021) -- All satellite and secondary cities will have the master plans fully approved by June this year the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) has said. Read More
 
Sector Updates
 
Electric Vehicle to Support Rwanda's Environmental Protection Efforts (REMA - Monday, 18 January 2020) -- The Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has taken delivery of its first ever electric vehicle that will be used to support the institution’s mandate of environmental protection. A charging station has also been installed at the REMA office in Kacyiru. Read More
 
Green Gicumbi (Rwanda Green Fund - Tuesday, 12 January 2021) -- Launched in October 2019, Strengthening climate resilience of rural communities in Northern Rwanda is a six-year project that aims at increasing the resilience of vulnerable communities to climate change. The project is currently implemented by the Rwanda Green Fund-FONERWA under the support of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Read More 
 
Video: Adaptation to Climate Change Documentary Film (Ministry of Environment YouTube- Monday, 11 January) -- Watch Here
 
Across Africa 
 
AFRICA : AFD pledges one billion euros for biodiversity preservation (Afrik21 - Thursday, 14 January 2021) -- French Development Agency (AFD) is launching a new plan to promote biodiversity with the aim of investing one billion euros by 2025. Africa will be one of the main beneficiaries of this funding. Read More
 
CONGO BASIN: Climate change threatens biodiversity (Afrik21 - Tuesday, 12 January 2021) -- In the forests of the Congo Basin, rising temperatures and erratic rainfall are adversely affecting wildlife resources. The availability of edible mushrooms and caterpillars has fallen by about 80%. Read More
 
AfDB pledges $6.5bn to help Sahel countries fight desertification (Africa News - Tuesday, 12 January 2021) -- The African Development Bank will mobilize $6.5 Billion to support efforts by countries in the Sahel. Read More
 
Africa's leap to clean energy seen needing policy change, investment (Thomson Reuters Foundation News - Monday, 11 January 2021) -- Renewable energy is expected to account for less than 10% of Africa's electricity generation by 2030, showing massive investment is needed to unlock the continent's wind and solar power potential, researchers said on Monday. Read More
 
From Around the World
 
Concept for a hybrid-electric plane may reduce aviation's air pollution problem (EurekAlert - Thursday, 14 January 2021) -- At cruising altitude, airplanes emit a steady stream of nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere, where the chemicals can linger to produce ozone and fine particulates. Nitrogen oxides, or NOx, are a major source of air pollution and have been associated with asthma, respiratory disease, and cardiovascular disorders. Previous research has shown that the generation of these chemicals due to global aviation results in 16,000 premature deaths each year. Read More 
 
Poor nations need more cash to adapt to climate change – U.N. (CNBC Africa - Thursday, 14 January 2021) -- Half of the world’s climate change financing should go to helping poorer nations adapt to the effects of global warming, such as droughts, rising seas and floods, the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Thursday. Read More
 
WWF urges pandemic reset to stop forest loss for harmful food production (CNBC Africa - Tuesday, 12 January 2021) -- The world has lost tropical forest equivalent to the size of California over a 13-year period, green group WWF said on Wednesday, calling for COVID-19 recovery plans to revitalise conservation efforts. Read More
 
Twitter Highlights
 
1. Ministry of Infrastructure | Rwanda @RwandaInfra: The 80MW peat-fired power plant will start producing 40MW of electricity by March 2021& the remaining 40MW to be connected to the national grid by May 2021. The plant will be the largest producer of peat to power electricity in Eastern Africa & 2nd largest in Africa after Senegal
 
2. UN Biodiversity @UNBiodiversity: "Rwanda is committed over the next decade to promoting #biodiversity conservation." @MujaJeanne of #Rwanda at the @HACfornaturean1 event on the margins of the @OnePlanetSummit.
 
3. Ministry of Agriculture & Animal Resources |Rwanda @RwandaAgri: Ikiganiro cya #MINAGRI cyo kuri uyu wa kabiri tariki ya 12 Mutarama 2021 kizavuga ku bumara bwa 'Aflatoxin'.

Tuzaganira ku biranga 'Aflatoxin', ibihingwa yibasira, ibikoresho byo kuyipima n'uburyo bwo gusarura neza hagamijwe kuyikumira.

4. C. Nkulikiyinka @CNkulikiyinka: Lonely Planet names Nyungwe the best canopy walkway in the world #VisitRwanda #Rwanda #Tourism