#AGGF2018 Event: High Level Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy Policy Dialogue & Launch of Rwanda NDC Partnership Plan

Date & Time: 26 November 2018 | 8:30-14:00

Location: Kigali Convention Centre | Room AD12

Background

Rwanda’s Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy guides Rwanda’s climate responsive and sustainable development. As the basis for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the strategy is fast tracking the country’s vision to become a developed, climate resilience economy by 2050.

The strategy sets out the objectives to achieve a range of important development milestones, including:
  • Energy security relying on low carbon energy supply that will increasingly support the development of green industry and services
  • Sustainable land use and water resource management that supports food security, appropriate urban development and the preservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Disaster risk Management and improved health that enhances Social protection safety net against vulnerability to climate change.

The strategy lays out 14 Programmes of Action that present the potential to transition productive sectors from “business as usual” to resource efficiency, low-carbon and climate resilient development.

Rwanda has embarked on the next stage of its development through the National Strategy for Transformation and green growth is strategically integrated to ensure the goals of the strategy are achieved. The GoR through the Ministry of Environment and partners will host the 2018 High Level Policy Dialogue. The dialogue will take stock of lessons to date and provide orientation of how the strategy will accelerate the implementation of a climate resilient future through the NST. The dialogue will provide a policy level synopsis on sector specific implementation of GGCRS with a clear orientation on how the strategy will accelerate achievement of sector specific targets over the NST period and beyond.

Additionally, policy makers from other African countries will share experiences on how green growth and climate resilience will facilitate the implementation of Africa agenda 2063.The roundtable aims to:
  • Present status, gaps and the way forward for GGCRS implementation
  • Find green and climate resilient action oriented solutions to implementation of Africa agenda 2063
  • Build commitment and momentum for Africa we want
Programme

08:30-08:50 – Registration & Coffee

09:00-09:50 – Opening Remarks
  • Minister of Environment, Rwanda
  • UN Resident Coordinator, Rwanda
  • Naoko Ishii, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility
  • Dr Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute
Session 1: Roundtable Discussion

09:50-11:30 – A broad ranging discussion to advance implementation of the GGCRS; Africa’s perspectives on GGCR and linkages with Agenda 2063 moderated by Sir David King

Session 2: Dialogue Recommendations

11:45-12:00 – Recommendations

Session 3: Launch of Rwanda’s NDC Partnership Plan

12:00-12:40 – Launch of NDC Partnership Plan

  • Video Screening
  • Presentation and Handover of Plan
12:40-12:50 – Closing Remarks by the Minister of Environment, Rwanda

12:50-13:00 – Group Photo

Discussion Firestarters
  • Gerardine Mukeshimana, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources
  • Kampeta Pitchette Sayinzoga, Director General, National Industrial Research and Development Agency, Rwanda
  • Stephen Anthony Rodriques, UNDP Country Director, Rwanda
  • Dr. Belay Begashaw, Director General, Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa
  • Edward Kyazze, Urbanisation Division Manager, Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda
Moderator: Sir David King, Special Advisor to the President

MC: Chris Mburu, UNDP Rwanda