COP21: Korean institute supports Rwanda into climate change resilience

By Théophile Niyitegeka
On 7 December 2015 at 05:28

The government of Rwanda yesterday signed an agreement with a Korean institute, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to strengthen capacities for the protection of environment, during the ongoing International Summit on Climate Change held in Paris, France.
The cooperation is based on the development of Rwandan livelihoods, economic development, strengthening partnership through technical projects and capacity building in environment conservation and protection to make Rwanda resilient to (...)

The government of Rwanda yesterday signed an agreement with a Korean institute, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to strengthen capacities for the protection of environment, during the ongoing International Summit on Climate Change held in Paris, France.

The cooperation is based on the development of Rwandan livelihoods, economic development, strengthening partnership through technical projects and capacity building in environment conservation and protection to make Rwanda resilient to climate change.

The cooperation will support Rwanda Fund for Environment and Climate Change (FONERWA ) to design climate change resilient projects as well as capacity building.
Dr.Vincent Biruta, the minister of natural resources has lauded GGGI efforts in supporting Rwanda’s green growth and livelihood improvement.

“Rwanda has signed the agreement with GGGI to financially support FONERWA as well as providing needed expertise to attain development without compromising the quality of environment,” he said.

GGGI was established to support international projects that are resilient to climate change and mitigate its effects among developing countries.

During the signing ceremony, GGGI was represented by its Director Yvo de Boer and other staff while Dr Vincent Biruta, Minister of Natural Resources, Rose Mukankomeje, Director General Rwanda Environmental Management Authority and Alex Mulisa, the Coordinator of FONERWA represented Rwanda.

mINISTER Biruta shake hands with Yvo de Boer, the director of GGGI

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