An outline map of Rwanda.


Since the January launch of CACCI in Rwanda, several consultations have been organized to identify priority needs. In response to requests from the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and Rwanda Environmental Management Agency (REMA), AKADEMIYA2063 carried out an estimation of Rwanda’s forest cover change and developed an Integrated Results Framework (IRF) with key performance indicators and metrics to help operationalize the NDC and other climate strategies.

After data is collected, a Status Assessment Report will be produced to assess NDC implementation progress. A discussion was also held with the Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) on technical support for developing fundable investment programs to implement Rwanda’s climate strategies. CACCI in collaboration with local partners will help Rwanda pursue its ambition of implementing flagship climate programs rather than scattered projects in order to produce wide and sustainable impacts.

Partnering Institutions:

  • Rwanda Environmental Management Agency (REMA)
  • Ministry of Environment (MOE)
  • Environment and Climate Change Thematic Sub-Sector Working Group
  • Environment and Natural Resources Sector Working Group (ENR)
  • Michigan State University Food Security Group (FSG)

CACCI-Rwanda Updates

  • May 2023
    • May 18, 2023, following a previous request from the Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) and the Ministry of Environment (MoE) to support the implementation of the Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy (GGCRS), AKADEMIYA2063 submitted a concept note outlining proposed analysis to guide the design of investment programs to implement themes 3 and 4 of the GGCRS. AKADEMIYA2063 and FONERWA have held follow-up meetings to discuss further details of the proposed analysis.
    • AKADEMIYA2063 has completed the Integrated Results Framework for Rwanda’s climate change strategies incorporating feedback from the Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) and other stakeholders and has developed a tool to collect the data required to calculate the indicators identified in the Results Framework. AKADEMIYA2063 will now gather data from government and other sources in collaboration with country partners in order to produce a Status Assessment Report reviewing Rwanda’s current status on the indicators.
  • April 2023
    • On April 12 and April 20, AKADEMIYA2063 met with the Ministry of Environment (MoE) to review Rwanda’s current environment- and climate-related M&E systems and discuss data collection for the indicators identified in the IRF. It was suggested to integrate the platforms currently being used by the MoE and REMA as well as the additional indicators proposed in the IRF to result in a comprehensive data repository. Further discussions are in progress. 
    • AKADEMIYA2063 has carried out and submitted stakeholder mapping analysis for both Senegal and Rwanda, identifying and categorizing major CACCI stakeholders in the public and private sectors, civil society, and academia.
    • On April 25–27, AKADEMIYA2063 participated in the Training and Validation Workshop for Developing Rwanda’s Emission Carbon Trading and Readiness Framework under the Article 6 of Paris Agreement, organized by REMA and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  • March 2023
    • On March 16, AKADEMIYA2063 and USAID met with the Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) and the Ministry of Environment (MoE). FONERWA and MoE requested analytical support to inform the design of investment programs to implement themes 3 and 4 of the Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy (GGCRS), which serves as Rwanda’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP). AKADEMIYA2063 is currently developing a concept note outlining the proposed analytical support.
  • February 2023
    • The Rwanda Integrated Results Framework Validation Workshop was organized on Feb. 28 by AKADEMIYA2063 and the Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA). Other attendees included the Ministry of Environment, the Rwanda Water Board, the Rwanda Forestry Authority, the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR), the Ministry of Emergency Management, and the Rwanda Space Agency. Participants discussed the draft Integrated Result Frameworks (IRF) and key performance indicators prepared by AKADEMIYA2063 for tracking progress in Rwanda’s mitigation and adaption ambitions and commitments.
    • AKADEMIYA2063 revised the IRF based on feedback received during and after the workshop. A data collection tool to collect data from Ministries, agencies and other secondary sources has been developed.
  • January 2023
    • CACCI-Rwanda was officially launched, led by CACCI institutional partner AKADEMIYA2063 in collaboration with country partners, Rwanda Environmental Management Agency and the Ministry of Environment (MOE). The Rwanda Launch event was well attended. Participants included representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda Meteorology Agency, and other public agencies including USAID country mission and GIZ colleagues working on climate change, as well as Civil societies, green growth initiatives and academia including the University of Rwanda and AIMS.
      • REMA took leadership in convening participants, which contributed to the good attendance. The next steps include
        1. Organizing thematic working group workshops to discuss the CACCI workplan in further detail
        2. Finalizing the results framework, indicators and tracking tool and organizing validation workshops
        3. Holding events on emissions measurement and data collection for the Status Assessment Report
  • December 2022
    • On December 7 in Kigali, AKADEMIYA2063 and the REMA held a half-day technical planning meeting. Experts from the two organizations discussed the draft Rwanda Results Framework and performance tracking indicators, as well as methodologies for measuring greenhouse gas emissions and reporting to the UNFCCC. The current draft results framework reviews goals and objectives from several of Rwanda’s climate-related strategy documents and proposes a logframe for Rwanda’s NDC and NAP, with inputs, outputs and outcomes, and suggested performance indicators to measure each of these.
  • October 2022
    • AKADEMIYA2063 worked with the Rwanda Environmental Management Agency (REMA) to define operational procedures and connect with stakeholders, including the Environment & Climate Change Sub-Sector Working Group.
  • September 2022
    • MOU between AKADEMIYA2063 and the Ministry of Environment (MOE) was signed September 26. A project agreement will be signed with the Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA), an agency within (MOE).
    • Dr. Ousmane Badiane, Executive Chairperson of AKADEMIYA2063, and Dr. Joseph Nyirimana, Senior National Director, met with NDP Partnership representatives for Rwanda as well as Rwanda’s National Fund for Environment (FONERWA) to discuss potential collaboration around CACCI and in support of Rwanda’s climate investments.