Current climate variability and extreme events have already lead to major impacts in Rwanda. These include floods and landslides, but also the effects of rainfall variability on agriculture, e.g. soil erosion and droughts.
Future climate change has the potential to exacerbate these impacts and to introduce new risks.
The demand for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) has increasing significantly in Rwanda due to the general economic growth and modernization. In addition, the demand for a variety of information communication technologies (ICT) tools such as end-user devices, network equipment, telecommunication devices, cooling-system devices, etc., is bolstered by the Rwandan national strategies that position ICT as the key enabler of the knowledge based economy. As such, there has been an enormous increase in ICT usage, which results in high consumption of EEE.