For A Green and Climate Resilient Africa

    26-30 November 2018 | Kigali - Rwanda

  • 26-30 November 2018 | Kigali - Rwanda

    Africa Green Growth Forum 2018

    For A Green and Climate Resilient Africa

    26-30 November 2018 | Kigali - Rwanda
  • 26-30 November 2018 | Kigali - Rwanda

    Africa Green Growth Forum

    For A Green and Climate Resilient Africa

    Conference Starts in:

    26-30 November 2018 | Kigali - Rwanda

About the Africa Green Growth Forum

The Africa Green Growth Forum is a series of events bringing together investors, policy makers and practitioners from across the continent to share experiences in green growth and climate resilient development.

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With increasingly rapid changes in the earth’s climate, and its severe impact on Africa’s development, there is an urgent need to expand the sharing of sustainable development tools and experience. Such efforts will only be successful if Africa joins together to share best practice, mobilise resources and foster investment and innovation in green growth. This will be essential to achieve the goals Africa has set for itself through the African Union’s Agenda 2063. The inaugural Africa Green Growth Forum is being organised to advance these efforts and draw attention to the importance of sustainable economic transformation and signal green growth as a priority for the continent. The Africa Green Growth Forum will take place from 26-30 November 2018 in Kigali and is being organised by the Government of Rwanda with support from a range of partners from across the continent and around the world.

Meet the Organisers

The Africa Green Growth Forum is organised by a range of partners working for green growth in Rwanda and across Africa, including the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda Environment Management Authority, Rwanda Green Fund, Meteo Rwanda, Rwanda Housing Authority, Rwanda Green Building Organisation, the Global Green Growth Institute, the United Nations Development Programme and One UN Rwanda.

The Event

Hosted by a number of institutions and organisations working for green growth in Rwanda and across the continent, the Africa Green Growth Forum will share national and international best practice and build partnerships amongst key stakeholders working for a Green Africa.

Highlights include the Africa Green Growth Investment Forum, Rwanda Green Growth Roundtable, Green Growth Champions Dinner, Rwanda Green Growth Policy Dialogue, an African Circular Economy Alliance event, a Sustainable Cities Workshop, the Youth 4 Change – Green Growth Solutions for Africa event, an E-Mobility Sporting event, and the Rwanda Green Growth Concert and Awards

Download the 2018 Africa Green Growth Forum Programme


Speakers & Participants

  • Biruta



    Minister of Environment, Rwanda

  • Munyeshyaka



    Minister of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

  • Uwera



    Minister of State, Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda

  • Rijsberman

    Dr. Frank


    Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute

  • Bassiere



    Minister of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change, Burkina Faso

  •  Ruhamya



    DG, Rwanda Environment Management Authority

  • Dalle

    Dr. Gemedo


    Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Ethiopia

  • Dibba



    Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources, The Gambia

  • Ndiaye

    Dr Fode


    Resident Coordinator, One UN Rwanda.

  • Ruzibiza



    Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Green Fund

  • Van Houcke


    Van Houcke

    Chief Operations Officer, BBOXX Ltd

  •  Ishii



    CEO of the Global Environment Facility

  •  Rutabana



    CEO, Development Bank of Rwanda

  •  Aida M'Bo

    Ms Kéita

    Aida M'Bo

    Minister of the Environment, Sanitation and Sustainable Development Mali

  • King

    Sir David


    Partner, SYSTEMIQ

  • Rwakazina



    Mayor of City of Kigali

Forum Venue

Most events during the Africa Green Growth Summit will take place at the Kigali Convention Centre – a 12 min drive from Kigali International Airport. Use the map below to help you find directions to and from the meeting venue.


Programme Overview

Monday, 26 November 2018


Rwanda High-Level Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy Policy


Dialogue & Launch of Rwanda NDC Partnership Plan


Green Schools Event


Advancing Climate Action Plans (NDCs) Workshop (with the World Bank)


Africa Green Growth Exhibition


Tuesday, 27 November 2018


 Africa Green Growth Investment Forum


 All Day Global Environment Facility Sustainable Cities Event (by invitation only)


 Opening of the Africa Green Growth Exhibition


Rwanda Green Growth Roundtable (by invitation only)


Business to Business Meetings


Green Growth Champions Dinner (by Invitation Only)


Africa Green Growth Exhibition


Wednesday, 28 November 2018


Africa Circular Economy Alliance Event


All Day Global Environment Facility Sustainable Cities Event (by invitation only)


All Day Rwanda Sustainable Infrastructure Roundtable Training (by invitation only with GGGI)


Africa Circular Economy Alliance Board Meeting


Green Growth Technologies Exchange


Rwanda Green Fund - Investing in Green Growth The Potential of E-Mobility


 Green Growth Concert & Awards


Africa Green Growth Exhibition


Thursday, 29 November 2018


Knowledge Management and Green Growth Readiness Assessment in Africa (GGGI & AfDB)


Readiness Assessment in Africa (with GGGI & AfDB)


High Level Roundtable on Efficient Clean Cooling (with R-COOL and partners)


African Centre for Sustainable Development Workshop (with GGGI)


Potential of The Lab in East Africa Workshop


Africa Green Growth Exhibition


Friday, 30 November 2018


Rwanda Green Growth Investments Field Visits

Green Growth in Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda has integrated green growth into policy making, planning and institutional development through its Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy.

Like the rest of Africa, Rwanda is embarking on the next stage of its development and green growth will be central to achieving its development goals. 

Apply to attend the Africa Green Growth Forum 2018

Join Africa's premiere gathering of green growth investors, experts and policy makers. Apply to attend and we'll be in touch with more details.

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Organisers and Partners

A broad coalition has come together to organise the 2018 Africa Green Growth Forum

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