Green Rwanda Media Review - 24 August 2020

Read the latest news from the environment sector in Rwanda and across the world.

Summary

  • RBA reports that tea factories are being urged to find ways to use as little firewood as possible.
  • Igihe and The New Times report about a University of Rwanda graduate who is inspiring youth to create jobs in nature conservation.
  • Clean Technica reports that the waiting list for Rwanda’s Ampersand electric motorcycles is now at 7,000.
  • The New Times reports about the progress of the Nyandungu ecotourism project.
  • Kigali Today reports that rice productivity in Ruhango District reduced by half due to disasters.
  • The New Times reports that Rwf 1 billion has been earmarked to support disaster victims.

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Rwanda Mu kwizihiza umuganura hajye habaho gushimira inyoni, ibinyugunyugu n’ibimonyo - Impuguke (Kigali Today - Sunday, 23 August 2020) -- Abakunze gukurikirana imibereho y’urusobe rw’ibinyabuzima bavuga ko bibaho mu buryo bwa magirirane, bityo n’ibimonyo, inshishi, ibinyugunyugu n’inyoni bikaba bikwiye gushimirwa mu gihe cy’umuganura, aho kwicwa. Read More

Government reiterates the necessity for farmers to design terraces to reduce soil erosion (RBA - Saturday, 22 August 2020) -- The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources has reiterated the necessity for farmers to design radical terraces to protect their farms from soil erosion and to promote permanent agriculture on steep slopes. Read More

East African triple threat (The New Times - Saturday, 22 August 2020) -- Our planet and everybody on it are facing unprecedented challenges. We see three of those challenges coming together in East Africa in a devastating way. Read More

Ishuri King David Academy rirashinjwa guteza inkangu, rikaba ritazemererwa gufungura (Kigali Today - Saturday, 22 August 2020) -- Ubuyobozi bw’Umujyi wa Kigali buravuga ko Ishuri rya King David Academy riri mu Murenge wa Nyarugunga mu Karere ka Kicukiro, ritazafungurwa mu gihe cyose amazi ataruka mu nyubako zaryo atarubakirwa. Read More

Ihurizo rikomeye ku cyasimbura inkwi mu nganda z'icyayi mu Rwanda (RBA - Saturday, 22 August 2020) -- Mu gihe hatari hagaragara igishobora gusimbuzwa ikoreshwa ry’inkwi mu nganda zitungaya icyayi, inganda zirasabwa kwiga uburyo bwo gukoresha inkwi nkeya ndetse zikanatera amashyamba aho zatemye ibiti kugira ngo mu minsi iri imbere zitazagira ikibazo cy’ibicanwa. Read More. Also published on Rwanda TV

20% by'umusaruro w'igihugu uva ku bikomoka ku mashyamba (Rwanda TV - Friday, 21 August 2020) -- Watch Video

Progress on the Nyandungu Eco-Tourism Park Project (The New Times - Friday, 21 August 2020) -- From September 2018, the Ministry of Environment through Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) is developing a wetland recreational park in Nyandungu, to provide an urban recreational space, restore the hydrological functioning of the wetland and increase biodiversity. Read More

Isuri ihombya uturere twa Gisagara na Huye miliyoni zirenga 235 Frw ku mwaka (Igihe - Friday, 21 August 2020) -- Ubuyobozi bw’uturere twa Gisagara na Huye butangaza ko mu bihe by’imvura, isuri iri mu bihombya abahinzi ndetse n’akarere kuko imibare yerekana ko mu mwaka ushize hatikiye ibihingwa bifite agaciro ka miliyoni zirenge 235 Frw. Read More

Imikoreshereze y’ubutaka bw’u Rwanda mu kerekezo 2050 (Imvaho Nshya - Friday, 21 August 2020) -- Igishushanyombonera k’imikoreshereze y’ubutaka ku rwego rw’Igihugu kigamije gushyira mu bikorwa ikerekezo 2050 Igihugu kihaye, kigaragaza uko ubutaka buzakoreshwa guhera 2020 kugeza 2050 hakurikijwe ubwiyongere bw’abaturage, umuvuduko w’iterambere mu nzego zose ndetse n’intego igihugu kihaye kugeraho muri 2050. Read More

Who is responsible for the stalled Rwf5bn ecotourism project? (The New Times - Thursday, 20 August 2020) -- The creation of Nyandungu Ecotourism Park on 130 hectares will not be completed this year (2020) as had earlier been scheduled. Read More

Rutsiro: Hagiye kubakwa uruganda ruzakemura ikibazo cy’abavoma amazi y’ibishanga (Kigali Today - Thursday, 20 August 2020) -- Ubuyobozi bw’Akarere ka Rutsiro butangaza ko bufite icyizere cyo kurangiza ikibazo cyo kubona amazi meza, abaturage bakibagirwa kuvoma amazi yo mu bishanga. Ubuyobozi bubishingira ku mushinga wo kubaka uruganda rw’amazi ku mugezi wa Koko mu Murenge wa Murunda, ruzagaburira amazi imirenge iyakeneye. Read More

The Waiting List For Rwanda’s Ampersand Electric Motorcycles Is Now At 7000! (Clean Technica - Wednesday, 19 August 2020) -- In East Africa, the motorcycle is the dominant mode of motorized transport. In Kenya, for example, motorcycle registrations started to grow significantly in the country in 2007. Read More

Nyaruguru: Abahinzi bahangayikishijwe no kuzabona inyongeramusaruro nyuma yo kunyerezwa na ba gronome (Igihe - Wednesday, 19 August 2020) -- Bamwe mu bahinzi bo mu mirenge itandukanye y’Akarere ka Nyaruguru bahangayikishijwe n’uko bashobora kutazabona inyongeramusaruro zuzuye zirimo imbuto y’indobanure y’ibirayi, ishwagara n’ifumbire mvaruganda kuko ibyo bari baragenewe byanyerejwe na ba Agronome b’imirenge bari bashinzwe kubibagezaho. Read More

Bugesera: Abahinzi batangiye kwitegura igihembwe cy’ihinga birinda Covid-19 (Kigali Today - Wednesday, 19 August 2020) -- Ubusanzwe habaho ibihembwe by’ihinga bitatu harimo igihembwe cya A (Nzeri-Gashyantare), igihembwe B (Werurwe-Gicurasi), hakaba n’igihembwe C (Kamena-Nzeri). Read More

UR graduate inspiring youth to create jobs in nature conservation (The New Times - Tuesday, 18 August 2020) -- Elisa Tumwesigye, a graduate of University of Rwanda specialising in Botany and Conservation, has managed to create jobs in biodiversity conservation and inspired Rwandan and Central African Republic youth to start income-generating activities protecting the environment. Read More. Also published in Igihe

Rwf1 billion earmarked for supporting disaster victims (The New Times - Tuesday, 18 August 2020) -- The Ministry in charge of Emergency Management has launched a $1 million project aimed to support residents affected by disasters. Read More

Abatuye mu manegeka barasabwa kwimuka mbere y’imvura y’Umuhindo - Umujyi wa Kigali na Meteo Rwanda (Radio TV 10 - Tuesday, 18 August 2020) -- Mugihe imvura y’umuhindo iri hafi guhindura kandi bikaba byaragaragaye ko imvura zateje ibiza bikomeye mu mwaka ushize, birimo no gutwara ubuzima bw’abantu, umujyi wa Kigali na Meteo Rwanda basabye abatuye mu manegeka ko bakwiye kwimuka vuba ku girango batazahitanwa n’imvura ishobora kuzagwa mu mezi ari imbere y’umuhindo. Read More

Ruhango: Ibiza byatumye umusaruro w’umuceri ugabanukaho hafi 1/2 (Kigali Today - Tuesday, 18 August 2020) -- Abanyamuryango ba Koperative CORIBARU ihinga umuceri mu gishanga cya Base mu Murenge wa Bweramana mu Karere ka Ruhango, baravuga ko umusaruro w’umuceri wagabanutse hafi icya kabiri cyose, kubera ko ubuso bahingagaho bwatwawe n’isuri yatewe n’ibiza. Read More

Byinshi ku butaka, uko bucibwamo ibice, buhuzwa n’uko hakosorwa imbibi (Imvaho Nshya - Monday, 17 August 2020) -- Ubutaka ni ubutunzi bw’ibanze bw’umuntu kuko buhingwaho, buturwaho ndetse bukabyazwa umusaruro mu buryo butandukanye. Bityo bushobora kugabanywamo ibice, guhuzwa kimwe no gukosora imbibi zabwo. Read More

MUSANZE: Mu ngamba zo gufata amazi ava mu kiyaga cya KARAGO n’umugezi wa KINONI (Rwanda TV- Monday, 17 August 2020) -- Watch Video

Imirimo y'uruganda rwa nyiramugengeri rwa Gishoma ihagaze ite? (Rwanda TV - Monday, 17 August 2020) -- Watch Video

 

Across Africa

Climate change projected to increase seasonal East African rainfall (Mirage News - Thursday, 20 August 2020) -- Rainfall during the season known as the “short rains” is expected to rise significantly in East Africa over the next few decades in response to increased greenhouse gases, according to research led by scientists at The University of Texas at Austin. Read More

Upcycling invasive wood to address climate change (ESI Africa - Wednesday, 19 August 2020) -- The largest charcoal production facility in the southern hemisphere has been launched near Wellington in the Western Cape in efforts to address climate change. Read More

Botswana Moves to Rearm Rangers as Rhino Poaching Intensifies (VOA News - Wednesday, 19 August 2020) -- Botswana has decided to re-arm its wildlife rangers as the southern African country battles increased cases of poaching. Read More

AFRICA: AFD and TDB open line of credit for green infrastructures (Afrik 21 - Wednesday, 19 August 2020) -- The French Development Agency (AFD) has recently signed a partnership with the Trade and Development Bank (TDB) of Eastern and Southern Africa, a commercial bank owned by the member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the World Bank and China. The agreement is for a $150 million line of credit to finance sustainable infrastructure in East Africa. Read More

 

From Around the World

Growing Need for Environment Conservation to Invite Great Growth Prospects, Global Gas Turbines Market to Reach Valuation of US$ 53.8 bn by End of Forecast Period (PR News Wire - Thursday, 20 August 2020) -- Electricity demand across various countries around the world may skyrocket in the coming years. Thus, major upgrades are required to generate electricity. Read More

How Biodiversity Conservation Promotes Economic Growth in Latin America (New Security Beat - Thursday, 20 August 2020) -- What happens to economic output if we expand protected areas to 30 percent of land and sea worldwide? Anthony Waldron, the lead author of a new study about the economic benefits of land conservation, posed this question at a recent Wilson Center virtual event on the role of Latin America in global biodiversity conservation. Read More

Climate Change Could Put $4.7 Trillion of Asia's Annual GDP at Risk by 2050 (Global Citizen - Wednesday, 19 August 2020) -- Climate change will not only lead to higher temperatures, but also threaten Asia’s economic productivity in the years ahead, according to a new study from the McKinsey Global Institute. Read More

After two years of school strikes, the world is still in a state of climate crisis denial (The Guardian - Wednesday, 19 August 2020) -- On Thursday 20 August, it will be exactly two years since the first school strike for the climate took place. Read More