On 04 April 2024, more than 160 districts’ planning, M&E, district environment, management, infrastructure, and maintenance officers have closed a 10-day Advanced Capacity-building session for Effective National Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation course at RMI-Muhima and Musanze Campuses respectively.

This was able through the collaboration between RMI, the Ministry of Environment and the GIZ Rwanda in line with incorporating the Effective NDC into the districts Development Strategies projects.

In his closing remarks, Mr. KIZITO HABIMANA, the Ag. Director General congratulated the trainees and the facilitators where he wished them a very successful endeavors in their carriers.

“The training was geared to bring impact in combating climate change in your respective districts. Think on what you are going to give back to your citizens. You need to bring change in combating climate change. has been prepared to equip you with the requisite knowledge and skills that will enable you to continue to learn more what is related to climate change”, KIZITO urged the participants.

The trainer said that the training focused on acquainting the participants from all districts in Rwanda on how to incorporate in DDS and NST2 of 2025-2030, the strategies of how to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions.

One of the trainees said that in the lessons, included the measures the country has taken so that we, as Rwanda, can implement our commitments in the NDC. “how can we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, how can we reduce global warming, how to align these strategies with the country's vision NST2 and DDS, we are going to incorporate these strategies into the national strategies and policies”, he said.

“The steps to implement we took are first and forward most going to be this is to educate the population on climate change so that they can make it their own. Another is to find a budget to facilitate its implementation. through the development of various projects aimed at increasing resilience to climate change, he added.

Among the lessons, include what is climate change, what causes climate change, what is the consequences of climate change on human being and in the world, then what can we do to stop and combat the causes of climate change, and if you are facing the consequences of climate change how can we live with it.

During the training, each district has been studying its own situation and looking at the problems they face and learning on how to fight against them.

The Minister of Emergency Services, Kaisire Marie Solange, revealed that since the beginning of the year 2023, 202 people have been killed by disasters, including 135 killed in the Northern, Western and Southern Provinces in May 2023.

The training aimed to create a platform for participants to gain practical insights, share experiences and build networks that will contribute to the successful implementation of country commitments in relation to NDC od Paris agreement of 2015.

RMI is one of the key public institutions that strengthens and promotes private-sector driven and knowledge-based economy through building Public-Private Partnerships to realize the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1) and Vision 2050 targets.