This five year programme provides assistance to the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) towards achieving its statutory mandate of identifying and rehabilitatefragile ecosystems. The programme is also aligned to the second phase of the MDG-linked Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS II), the Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy, Vision 2020 and commitments to the Convention on Biodiversity.
The programmesupports innovative approaches to restore and conserve fragile island and wetland ecosystems, promote the sustainable management of natural resources and support livelihood diversification to enhance household incomes and reduce the number of people dependent on subsistence agriculture.
The Knowledge Management component of the programme will track progress, assess impacts and capture and disseminate lessons learned to improve the approach, establish good practice and facilitate up-scaling ecosystem rehabilitation and protection for pro-poor green growth.
The program started in January 2014 and is expected to end in December 2018
The programme for Supporting Ecosystem Rehabilitation and Protection for Pro-poor Green Growth will deliver three outputs for the achievement of the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP) Outcome 3: Rwanda has in place improved systems for: sustainable management of the environment, natural resources and renewable energy resources, energy access and energy security. Outcome 3 contributes to EDPRS II Priority 5 under the Economic Transformation thematic area:
Output 1: Selected degraded and fragile ecosystems rehabilitated and protected
Activity 1.1: Identify sites and develop plans for restoration and protection through a multi-stakeholder approach
Indicator 1.1: Number of restoration and protection plans developed and supported by communities.
Activity 1.2: Restore and to protect the selected sites through a multi-stakeholder approach
Indicator 1.2: Area (ha) where community-based ecosystem rehabilitation and protection were implemented
Output 2: Livelihoods of vulnerable households diversified
Activity 2.1: Identify and implement livelihood diversification opportunities
Indicator 2.1: Number of vulnerable households (by gender) practicing diversified livelihoods
Activity 2.2: Empower local communities in sustainable ecosystem rehabilitation and protection
Indicator 2.2: Number of people participating public works schemes (disaggregated by gender, age and ubedehe category)
Output 3: Knowledge management on ecosystem rehabilitation and protection established
Activity 3.1: Develop and implement knowledge management system on ecosystem rehabilitation and protection
Indicator 3.1: Knowledge management system for ecosystem rehabilitation and protection operational.