Green Rwanda Media Review - 30 July 2018

 
Read the latest environment news from Rwanda and around the world.
 
Summary
  • Igihe writes about the success of a research project on pollution and control measures in Rwanda.
  • The East African reports about the death of the tenth rhino in Kenya.
  • The Guardian writes about six species that are about to be sacrificed for the oil and gas industry.
  • The Guardian reports that the Earth's resources are being consumed in ever greater destructive volumes. 
  • The Rwanda Green Fund shares a video about one of its investments: zero carbon construction materials. 
 

Upcoming Events

  • 31 July 2018: Green Drinks Kigali on Biodiversity Hotspots, Impact Hub in Kiyovu, 7-9pm
  • 7 - 8 August 2018: Climate Finance Training led by GGGI Rwanda and REMA, Lemigo Hotel
  • 10 August 2018: World Lion Day
  • 12 August 2018: World Elephant Day
  • 7 September 2018: Kwita Izina Gorilla Naming Ceremony, Kinigi
  • 16 September 2018: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 
 
Rwanda
 
Umujyi wa Kigali urateganya kwimura imiryango ibihumbi 13 ituye mu manegeka (Igihe - Monday, 30 July 2018) --- Ubuyobozi bw’Umujyi wa Kigali, bwatangaje ko mu gihe cy’umwaka umwe, buzimura imiryango ibihumbi 13 ituye ahantu hashobora gushyira ubuzima bwayo mu kaga. Read More  
 
Kigali City to relocate 13,000 households in one year (The New Times - Monday 30 July 2018) --- Kigali city authorities are planning for relocation of at least 13,000 households from high risk zones over the next one year, a senior official has saidRead more
 
RDB yashyikirije abahoze mu bikorwa byangiza Pariki ya Nyungwe inzu za miliyoni 36Frw (Igihe - Saturday, 28 July 2018) --- Ikigo cy’igihugu cy’Iterambere, RDB, kuri uyu wa Gatanu cyashyikirije inzu zifite agaciro ka miliyoni 36 Frw, imiryango 10 yimuwe mu nkengero za Pariki rya Nyungwe, mu Murenge wa Kitabi ho mu Karere ka Nyamagabe. Read More
 
Bahuguwe ku guhanga imirimo itangiza ibidukikije (Kigali Today - Saturday, 28 July 2018) --- Mu Rwanda hasojwe amahugurwa agamije gufasha ahanini urubyiruko n’abagore kwihangira imirimo ibyara inyungu ariko itangiza ibidukikije (Green jobs). Read more 
 
Government, civil society tipped on green jobs (The New Times - Saturday, 28 July 2018) --- Forty decision-makers from different government institutions and civil society organisations last week concluded a five-day training that was held in Kigali. The training was held under the theme “Equipping women and youth in Rwanda with skills for green Jobs.” Read More 
 
Abahinzi b’umuceri babwiwe inyungu yo gupimisha ubutaka bawuhingaho (Igihe - Friday, 27 July 2018) --- Abahanga mu by’ubuhinzi bemeza ko gupimisha ubutaka buhingwa bituma hamenyekana ubwoko bw’ifumbire iberanye nabwo, bityo bikongera umusaruro w’ubuhinzi. Read More
 
Why we should conserve endangered tree species: Red Rocks Rwanda (Rwanda Inspirer – Thursday, 26 July 2018) --- Traditional endangered plants had a vital role in human being’s daily lives but not all people have a heart of protecting and conserving them. Read More
 
Q+A: Africa at critical climate action crossroads, UN Environment chief says (Global Landscapes Forum - Thursday, 26 July 2018) --- “We can already see nations like Kenya take a lead on renewables and clean energy, while Rwanda has been a leader on beating plastic pollution, so it’s certainly possible to see many African nations lead on best practice in environmental management.” Read More 
 
How university student hatched the idea of an automated egg incubator (The New Times – Thursday, 26 July 2018) --- Bora Imani, a-23-year old who hails from Musanze District, is the brains behind a smart solar and grid-run portable poultry eggs incubator, which, if harnessed, could facilitate poultry mass production. Read More
 
Ibihingwa byongerewe intungamubiri bikiri mu murima ngo ntibigira ingaruka (Kigali Today – Thursday, 26 July 2018) --- Imiryango ikora ubushakashatsi ku mbuto z’ibihingwa irizeza ko ibihingwa byongerewe intungamubiri bikiri mu murima bidashobora kugira ingaruka ku buzima bw’ababiriye. Read More
 
Gasabo: Gasanze abarenga 50 baguze ubutaka ntibahabwa ibyangombwa (TV One – Wednesday, 25 July 2018) --- Abaturage bagera kuri 50 baguze ubutaka n’uwitwa TWIRINGIYIMANA Thadeo, ngo bafite impungenge ko yakongera akabugurisha kuko butarabandikwaho. Read More
 
Leta ikeneye miliyari zirenga 20 Frw ngo yimure inganda zisigaye i Gikondo (Igihe - Wednesday, 25 July 2018) --- Nubwo hashize imyaka itanu hatangiye gahunda yo kwimura ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi n’inganda mu gishanga cya Gikondo, Minisiteri y’Ubucuruzi n’Inganda igaragaza ko hakiri ibikorwa byinshi bigisaba leta amafaranga ngo byimurwe. Read More 
 
Miliyari zisaga 170 zizakoreshwa mu kwagura Pariki y’Ibirunga (Kigali Today – Wednesday, 25 July 2018) --- Miliyoni 200 z’amadorari ya Amerika, zisaga miliyari 170 z’Amafaranga y’u Rwanda, ni yo ateganyijwe mu bikorwa byo Kwagura Parike y’igihugu y’ibirunga. Read More
 
U Rwanda rugiye gukaza ingamba zo kurwanya ba rushimusi b’inyamaswa n’ibimera by’agasozi (Igihe – Wednesday, 25 July 2018) --- u Rwanda rugiye gushyiraho urwego ruhuriweho n’inzego zinyuranye, hagamijwe gukumira ba rushimusi b’inyamaswa n’ibimera by’agasozi. Read More 
 
Ikibazo cy’amazi cyakoranyije inama yihariye i Rubavu (Umuseke – Wednesday, 25 July 2018) --- Inama yabereye mu muhezo yahuje ubuyobozi bw’Akarere n’ibigo bitanga amazi muri Rubavu (WASAC na Aqua Virunga) irangiye babwiye abanyamakuru ko ikibazo gihari ariko kizakemuka buhoro buhoro kugera 2019 ubwo amazi akoreshwa hano azava kuri m3 8000 akagezwa kuri m3 23 000 ku munsi. Read More
 
Umushinga w’u Rwanda wo gukumira ihumana ry’umwuka abantu bahumeka watanze icyizere (Igihe – Tuesday, 24 July 2018) --- Umushinga u Rwanda rwatangije wo gupima ubuziranenge bw’umwuka abantu bahumeka no guhangana n’ibishobora kuwangiza cyane cyane mu Mujyi wa Kigali, watanze icyizere cyo kugaragaza ibiza ku isonga mu kuwangiza no gushyiraho ingamba zo kubikumira. Read More
 
Kigali: Umwe mu bashoramari asaba bagenzi be kwita ku bidukikije (Umuseke – Saturday, 21 July 2018) --- Kuri uyu wa Gatandatu umushoramari wo muri Kenya witwa Ronald Ndegwa ufite uruganda rukora Sima yabwiye abari bitabiriye ikiganiro ku miterere y’ishoramari muri aka karereyitwa East Afrcian Business Dinner & Awards ko ishoramari ryiza ari iryita ku bidukikije. Ngo iyo ibidukikije byitaweho bituma ishoramari ritagira akamaro karambye. Read More
 
 
Across Africa
 
Mozambique reforms timber sector to counter illegal logging (Reuters – Thursday, 26 July 2018) --- Mozambique’s government has introduced forestry reforms and signed a memorandum of understanding with China in an effort to control its hardwood exports and stop illegal deforestation. Read More
 
Tenth rhino dead in Kenya after disastrous transfer (The East African – Thursday, 26 July 2018) --- A tenth critically endangered black rhino has been reported dead after a botched operation to move the animals to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the country's tourism minister said on Thursday. Read More
 
Forest communities pay the price for conservation in Madagascar (Mongabay – Wednesday, 25 July 2018) --- Local and indigenous communities seem to hold the key to protecting both forests and the massive amounts of carbon that they contain — and on which we all depend. Read More 
 
Heavy rain, flood kill 10 in various areas in Sudan (The New Times – Wednesday, 25 July 2018) --- Heavy rains and floods have killed 10 people in different areas in Sudan, Sudan Tribune reported. Read More
 
Mechanization of African agriculture can drive rural employment and stem migration (Farmers Review Africa – Tuesday, 24 July 2018) --- A new report showcasing evidence to guide African governments in successfully mechanizing Africa’s agribusiness value chains was launched today by the Malabo Montpellier Panel, a group of 17 African and international experts. Read More
 
In Mozambique, a Living Laboratory for Nature’s Renewal (The New York Times – Monday, 23 July 2018) --- At Gorongosa National Park, scarred by civil war, scientists are answering fundamental questions about ecology and evolution, and how wildlife recovers from devastation. Read More
 
 
From Around The World
 
Havumbuwe IKIYAGA kuri Mars (Umuseke - Thursday, 26 July 2018) --- Nyuma y’imyaka mwinshi abahanga mu bumenyi bw’ikirere biga imiterere y’ibigize ubutaka n’ikirere cy’umubumbe wa Mars, kuri uyu wa Gatatu batangaje ko babonye amakuru afatika atangwa n’ibyogajuru yerekana ko uriya mubumbe uriho ikiyaga gifite ubuso bwa kilometero kare 20. Read More
 
Cover-up: Jakarta hides foul river with giant net before Asian Games (The Guardian – Thursday, 26 July 2018) --- The Jakarta city government has come under fire for buying a giant nylon net to cover up a polluted and foul-smelling river weeks before the Indonesian capital hosts the 2018 Asian Games. Read More
 
Just 13% of global oceans undamaged by humanity, research reveals (The Guardian – Thursday, 26 July 2018) --- Just 13% of the world’s oceans remain untouched by the damaging impacts of humanity, the first systematic analysis has revealed. Read More
 
These six species are about to be sacrificed for the oil and gas industry (The Guardian – Thursday, 26 July 2018) --- Republicans in the western United States have been trying to whittle away the Endangered Species Act (ESA) since Donald Trump took office, and their efforts reached a crescendo last week with help from the White House. Read More
 
U Bugereki: Abantu 50 bahitanywe n’inkongi yibasiye amashyamba (Igihe – Tuesday, 24 July 2018) --- Guverinoma y’u Bugereki yatangaje ko abantu 50 bapfuye abandi basaga 156 bagakomereka, nyuma y’uko amashyamba aherereye hafi y’umurwa mukuru Athènes yibasiwe n’inkongi. Read More
 
Rice with fewer stomata requires less water and is better suited for climate change (Science Daily – Tuesday, 24 July 2018) --- Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered that engineering a high-yielding rice cultivar to have reduced stomatal density, helps the crop to conserve water and to survive high temperatures and drought. Read More
 
Earth's resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes (The Guardian – Monday, 23 July 2018) --- Humanity is devouring our planet’s resources in increasingly destructive volumes, according to a new study that reveals we have consumed a year’s worth of carbon, food, water, fibre, land and timber in a record 212 days. Read More
 
Fair Trade Tourism Publishes Captive Wildlife Guidelines (Tourism Tattler – Monday, 23 July 2018) --- Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) has published its Captive Wildlife Guidelines, which aim to assist the travel industry make decisions about which captive wildlife facilities to support and which to avoid. Read More
 
Goiat the bear may be expelled from Pyrenees over horse killings (The Guardian – Sunday, 22 July 2018) --- After two years of roaming and a string of attacks on horses, sheep and goats, Goiat the brown bear could soon find himself declared ursus non gratus in the Pyrenees. Or worse. Read More
 
 

Sector Updates

 
Press Release: Hackathon for Climate Early Warning- ‘Internet of Things (IoT) for Climate Early Warning and Recovery in Rwanda’ Project (Rwanda Information Society Authority - Monday, 30 July 2018) --- On Tuesday July 24th, the Rwanda Meteorology Agency (Meteo Rwanda) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) concluded a 5-day Hackathon on the application of IoT for Climate Early Warning. The Hackathon brought together different developers and climate data scientists across the region to test technology and applications to address Disaster Preparedness and Early Warning Systems through ‘real time’ environmental data collection, analysis and dissemination. Read More 
 
BLOG: Mission to Flood and Landslide Affected Areas of Rubavu and Musanze (GGGI Rwanda - Saturday, 28 July 2018) --- Due to its hilly topography, several areas of Rwanda are located in high risk zones. Natural disasters – and landslides in particular – have the potential to derail economic development affecting communities in terms of damaged infrastructure, displacement and loss of life. Read More 
 
VIDEO: Investing in Sustainable Construction Materials - Zero Carbon Designs (Rwanda Green Fund Facebook - Thursday, 26 July 2018) --- In 2015, the Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) approved a grant of almost Rwf 160 million (approximately US $200,000) to Zero Carbon Designs to support the development of zero carbon affordable housing in Rwanda. Watch Video