Green Rwanda Media Review - 22 January 2018

Ministeri y'Ibidukikije yatangije igikorwa ryo kuvugurura Politiki y'Ibidukikije mu #Rwanda. Ubu harimo gukusanywa ibitekerezo by'abaturage. Wicikanwa. Tanga igitekerezo cyawe wuzuza ino nyandiko yabugenewe iri kuri interineti: https://goo.gl/ELeVCG

Summary

  • The New Times writes that the Rwanda Green Fund and UNDP have launched an online platform for knowledge sharing, community development and solving environmental challenges
  • Igihe reports that Rwanda National Police will plant forest and agro-forestry trees on 50,763 hectares of land
  • The New Times publishes a story about REMA's efforts to fight air pollution and respiratory diseases
  • Eco-Business writes about a company's invention of an air conditioner that cools without warming the planet
  • The New York Times writes that 2017 was recorded as the hottest year in history
  • View and download photos of the Launch of the Centre of Excellence on The Rwanda Green Fund Flickr page
  • Watch a documentary on the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project Phase 2 (LVEMP II) in Rwanda and the key achievements over the past five years

 

Review

Rwanda

Pollution is a threat to our life (The New Times - Monday 22 January 2018) Recently, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, released its report entitled “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet.” Read More

Akagera National Park posts 20pc rise in net revenue (The East African - Sunday 21 January 2018) --- Akagera National Park, has reported a 20 per cent increase in net revenue, with half of its visitors being local travellers, signalling a boost in domestic tourism. The park is the country’s second most significant conservation area by tourism receipts. Read more

Kigali City officials to evict those on wetlands (The East African - Sunday 21 January 2018) --- Businesses and residents will suffer losses as Kigali City officials move to evict those on wetlands. Read more

UAE Recycling Giant Expands To Rwanda (KT Press- Saturday 20 January 2019) -- The government of Rwanda has handed powers to a United Arab Emirates(UAE) based recycling powerhouse Enviroserve to manage and operate the E-Waste dismantling facility in Bugesera Industrial Park. Read More

Intensifying efforts in fighting air pollution causing respiratory infections (The New Times - Friday 19 January 2017) -- As Rwandans usher into the new year of 2018, the ministry of environment through Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has devised new measures while strengthen the existing ones to ensure Rwandans breath clean air. Read More

Online platform to share solutions to global environment challenges launched in Kigali (The New Times - Friday 19 January 2018) -- The Government of Rwanda, together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from the Republic of Korea, yesterday, launched a web-based Centre of Excellence to share knowledge relevant to the promotion and achievement of locally-developed solutions to global environmental challenges. Read more

Singita to Open Rwanda's Kwitonda Lodge in 2019 (Travel Pulse - Friday 19 January 2018) -- Singita is extending its conservation footprint to Rwanda. An extraordinarily beautiful, small country, more than one-third of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas live in the high-altitude cloud forests of the Volcanoes National Park. Read more

Rwanda reaps big from hidden gem: The rising number of its gorillas (Daily Nation - Friday 19 January 2018) -- Flying into Rwanda at night, one would be hard-pressed to guess where the star-studded sky ends and where the lights in the hilly suburbs of the capital, Kigali, begin. Read more

Rwanda Receiving Bids For Central Sewage System Construction (KT Press - Friday 19 January 2018) -- Following many years of attempts, Rwanda’s water and sanitation body (WASAC) has launched call for proposals to construct the first-ever central sewerage system for Kigali, to be completed in three years. Read more

Adaptation to Climate change project transforms lives of rural communities in Musanze and Nyabihu districts (The New Times - Friday 19 January 2018) -- When Mugogo lowland became like a lake due to persistent flooding, farmers in Musanze district thought they could no longer enjoy maize, Irish potatoes, vegetables and sorghum they used to harvest in that area. Read more

Intensifying efforts in fighting air pollution causing respiratory infections (The New Times - Friday 19 January 2018) -- As Rwandans usher into the new year of 2018, the ministry of environment through Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has devised new measures while strengthen the existing ones to ensure Rwandans breath clean air. Read more

Barindwi bafunzwe bacyekwaho ibyaha byo kwangiza ibidukikije (Igihe - Thursday 18 January 2018) -- Abagabo barindwi batawe muri yombi na Polisi nyuma yo kubafatira mu Karere ka Muhanga barimo bacukura amabuye y’agaciro ya Coltan mu ishyamba rya leta, igikorwa gifatwa nko kwangiza ibidukikije. Read more

Rwanda: Hatangijwe urubuga rwo guhaana amakuru ku bidukikije (Umuseke - Thursday 18 January 2018) -- Umukozi wa FONERWA watangaje imikorere y’uru rubuga witwa Eric Karerangabo yabwiye Umuseke uru rubuga; www.fonerwa.org/ksp rwatangiye gukora, ababishaka bose bashobora gutangira kurukoresha no bagasoma ibyo abandi babonye bishobora guteza imbere ibidukikije. Read more

Burera: Ibiraro bitatu birimo igitandukanya u Rwanda na Uganda byasenywe n’imvura (Umuseke - Wednesday 17 January 2018) -- Burera – Ibiraro bitatu biri mu kagari ka Nyamicucu mu midudugudu ya Rubaya na Nkururo byasenywe n’amabuye menshi imvura yo mu kwezi kwa cumi na kumwe yamanuye mu misozi, ubu kujyana umurwayi kwa muganga n’ubuhahirane hagati y’u Rwanda na Uganda muri ako gace ntibikorwa uko bisanzwe. Read more

Polisi y’u Rwanda igiye gutera ibiti ku buso burenga hegitari 50 (Igihe - Wednesday 17 January 2018) -- Polisi y’u Rwanda iratangaza ko ifite gahunda yo gutera amashyamba mashya no gusimbuza ashaje ndetse no gutera ibiti bivangwa n’imyaka ku buso bungana na hegitari 50 763 kugira ngo icyerekezo bihaye kizagerweho mu mwaka wa 2018-2019. Read more

Icyayi cyinjirije u Rwanda miliyari 67 Frw mu mezi 11 ya mbere ya 2017 (Igihe - Wednesday 17 January 2018) -- Icyayi u Rwanda rwohereje mu mahanga cyinjije miliyoni $78.1(agera kuri miliyari 67.2 Frw), mu mezi 11 ya mbere ya 2017, zivuye kuri miliyoni $57.4 (angana na miliyari 49.4 Frw) mu gihe nk’icyo mu mwaka wa 2016, nk’uko Ikigo cy’Igihugu Gishinzwe Guteza Imbere Iyoherezwa mu Mahanga ry’Ibikomoka ku Buhinzi n’ubworozi (NAEB) cyabitangaje. Read more

How tea growing is transforming lives of rural women in Nyamagabe (The New Times - Tuesday 16 January 2018) -- It’s a beehive of activity as a group women move back and forth ferrying bags of freshly picked green leaf tea from their plantations onto a waiting delivery truck. Read more

Ingona nzima yagejejwe mu Ngoro yo kwa ‘Richard Kandt’ (Amafoto&Video) (Igihe - Tuesday 16 January 2018) -- Mu gihe abasuraga Ingoro Ndangamurage yo kwa Richard Kandt bajyaga babona inzoka z’ubwoko butandukanye, ubu noneho banahasanga ingona nzima. Read more

ADFD igiye kuguriza u Rwanda miliyoni 15 $ mu mushinga w’amashanyarazi y’imirasire y’izuba (Igihe - Monday 15 January 2018) -- Ikigega cy’Abarabu, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), kigiye kuguriza u Rwanda n’Ibirwa bya Maurice miliyoni 25 z’amadolari y’Amerika azifashishwa mu mushanga wo gukwirakwiza amashanyarazi akomoka ku mirasire y’izuba. Read more

 

Across Africa

Extreme drought grips parts of South Africa (Aljazeera - Thursday 18 January 2018) -- South Africa's Cape Town, one of the world's iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city's worst drought in a century risks forces residents to join queues for emergency rations. Read more

Climate insurance scheme targets women farmers in Africa, Asia (Relief Web - Thursday 18 January 2018) -- A major insurance scheme launched on Thursday aims to help up to 4 million poor people in Africa and Asia rebuild their lives after climate disasters, its backers said. The insurance programme - covering droughts in Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Zambia and Cambodia, and tropical cyclones in Myanmar - will support mostly women farmers and their families. Read more

Misiri ntizarwanira amazi ya Nile n’abavandimwe – Perezida al-Sisi (Umuseke - Monday 15 January 2018) -- Perezida wa Misiri, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi yatangaje ko azagerageza kurinda amazi ya Nile ariko mu bwumvikane na Sudan na Ethiopia, ibihugu bimaze igihe bifitanye ikibazo na Misiri bipfa ubutaka n’amazi ya Nile. Read more

 

From Around the World

How energy efficiency policies can help India save almost $17 billion by 2030 (Economic Times - Thursday 18 January 2018) -- Refrigeration is essential for preserving food, comfort conditioning of living spaces and workplaces, and for the temperature and humidity control of different industrial processes. Read more

2017 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record. And That Was Without El Niño (The New York Times - Thursday 18 January 2018) -- Scientists at NASA on Thursday ranked last year as the second-warmest year since reliable record-keeping began in 1880, trailing only 2016. Read more

Here’s a new air conditioner that cools without warming the planet (Eco-Business - Monday 15 January 2018) -- The common home air conditioning unit has hardly changed since it was first invented a century ago; but researchers in Singapore recently unveiled new technologies that promise more energy efficient and environmentally friendly ways of cooling. Read more

Isi ishobora kwibasirwa n’imitingito y’inkazi mu 2018 (Igihe - Friday 12 January 2018) -- Bamwe mu bahanga mu bijyanye n’ubumenyi bw’isi batangaza ko muri uyu mwaka wa 2018 isi izibasirwa n’imitingito ikomeye kandi myinshi. Read more

 

Sector Updates

Rwanda launches online knowledge management to support sustainable community development (The Rwanda Green Fund Flickr page - Thursday 18 January 2018) -- The Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA), together with the United Nations Development Programme, and with support from the Republic of Korea, have launched a web-based Center of Excellence to share knowledge relevant to the promotion and achievement of locally-developed solutions to global environmental challenges. View Photos

New efforts to boost land property value starts with valuers’ training (Ministry of Lands and Forestry - Friday 19 January 2018) - Real property valuation profession in Rwanda still needs improvement on quality of existing practitioners towards better service delivery, officials from the Institute of Real Property Valuers (IRPV) have announced. Read More

Urubuga rwo gukusanya ibitekerezo by'abaturage kuri Politiki y'Ibidukikije mu Rwanda (Ministry of Environment - Thursday 18 January 2018) -- Mu gihe u Rwanda rwitegura ikindi cyiciro muri gahunda y’igihugu yo kwihutisha iterambere, harageze ko hakorwa ivugururwa rya Politiki y’Igihugu y’Ibidukikije isanzwe iriho. Menya Ibikurikira​ | Uzuza Ifishi Hano​

Remarks by Rwanda Green Fund CEO at National Forum on Knowledge sharing for Inclusive and Sustainable New Community Development (Rwanda Green Fund - Thursday 18 January 2018) -- We are delighted that the Government of Rwanda was selected along with five other countries to roll-out the global Saemaul initiative “Inclusive and Sustainable New Communities” launched jointly by UNDP and the Republic of Korea (ROK) in 2014. Read More

Remarks by UN Rwanda Resident Coordinator at National Forum on Knowledge Sharing for Inclusive and Sustainable Community Development (Rwanda Green Fund - Thursday 18 January 2018) -- Allow me to start with an expression of sincere gratitude to the Government of Rwanda, and in particular to the Ministry of the Environment, for allowing us to partner with you on this exciting initiative. In the same breath, I would be remiss if I did not also recognize FONERWA – the Rwanda’s Green Fund. Read More

LVEMP II:5 Years of environment management & livelihoods improvement in Rwanda (LVEMP II YouTube - 17 January 2017) -- This documentary captures the real-life story of the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project Phase 2 (LVEMP II) in Rwanda and summaries the key achievements made over the past five years (2011-2017). Watch Video

 

Upcoming Events

22-26 January 2018: World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland - being attended by a delegation including Minister Biruta

24 January 2018: Signing of agreement between the Ministry of Trade and Enviroserve for the management of the Rwanda E-Waste Dismantling and Recycling Facility

2 February 2018: World Wetlands Day

February 2018: Launch of Improved Charcoal & Wood Fuel Value Chains project by the Rwanda Environment Management Authority

3 March 2018: World Wildlife Day