Rwanda’s Green Fund (FONERWA) has called upon public agencies, local governments, the private sector, academic institutions and civil society organisations to submit funding proposals for initiatives that promote the mainstreaming of environmental protection, climate change and green growth into the economy.
The projects should be intended for green and climate resilient initiatives that will improve the performance and sustainability of a given sector.
The call for funding proposals is open from August 15 to September 14 and applications will be submitted via FONERWA’s web site.
In a statement, FONERWA said the call for funding proposals is part of Rwanda’s commitment to ensuring environment and climate change is at the heart of national development.
FONERWA invests in environment and climate change projects and programmes by financing projects that drive transformational change and boost climate resilience.
In this ninth call for proposals, the fund is targeting projects and programmes developed primarily in line with agriculture, energy, transport, environment, urban and rural settlement and water and sanitation sectors.
Alex Mulisa, coordinator of the Green Fund, said Rwanda can only build climate change resilience and develop sustainably if everyone is on board and working together.
“We want to invest in initiatives that bring all stakeholders to the table to incorporate sustainability and green growth into development,” he said.
Among the criteria for consideration will be the involvement of multiple stakeholders in developing a project or programme, including public, private, non-governmental organisations, and academic and research institutions.