#AGGF2018 Event: Rwanda Sustainable Infrastructure Roundtable

Date & Time: 28 November 2018 | 9:00-17:00

Location: AD11, Kigali Convention Centre (By Invitation Only)

Background

The Rwanda Sustainable Infrastructure Roundtable is organised by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA).

This event aims to bring together government officials, critical infrastructure asset owners, private sector consultants and contractors to demonstrate the benefits of infrastructure sustainability with the potential to lead to pilot projects in Rwanda using the IS international tool.

Objectives

  • To understand infrastructure sustainability issues in Rwanda
  • Discuss current methods of addressing sustainability issues in Rwanda
  • Present the Australian experience and how the IS tool has assisted in enhancing infrastructure sustainability performance
  • Deliver introduction to IS training package
  • Programme

    9:00-9:30 – Opening of Roundtable

    9:30-9:40 – Introduction to the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia

    9:40-10:40 – Facilitated discussion of key sustainability issues and concerns encountered and facing Rwanda in the infrastructure context

  • Case studies of projects/assets that have issues
  • 10:40-11:10 – Health Break

    11:10-12:10 – Facilitated discussion on current mechanisms to address these issues:

  • Government policy initiatives/perspectives
  • Academia
  • Private sector performance
  • Multi-lateral perspective
  • 12:10-13:10 – Lunch

    13:10-14:00 – The Australian experience: issues and the responses + questions & answers

    14:00-16:00 – Introduction to Infrastructure Sustainability training (interactive session)

    16:00-16:30 – Health Break

    16:30-16:50 – Suggested next steps

    16:50-17:20 – General discussion, questions and agreed forward plan

    17:20-17:30 – Close of Roundtable

    Organising Partners

    GGGI’s partnership with ISCA aims to enhance infrastructure sustainability in Rwanda against a backdrop of increased investment in infrastructure. Making the right choices in favour of infrastructure that is climate resilient and that locks in a low carbon development pathway is critical and urgent to avoid significant future costs. GGGI’s partnership with ISCA comprises of a program of activities that showcase the benefits of infrastructure sustainability frameworks and engage stakeholders on potential piloting activities of the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) international tool.

    About ISCA

    The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) is a member-based, not-for-profit industry peak body for advancing sustainability outcomes in infrastructure. ISCA specializes in third-party assured performance-based sustainability reporting frameworks deployed throughout the asset lifecycle. The principal means by which ISCA is advancing sustainability outcomes in infrastructure is through the IS rating scheme. The IS rating scheme is an industry-compiled voluntary sustainability performance rating framework evaluating planning, design, construction and operation of all infrastructure asset classes. IS International is a unique scheme developed by ISCA for the specific purpose of application to international projects. IS International is based on the Australia/New Zealand domestic scheme but has specifically been developed to align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It is flexible using principles of materiality and can be adapted to suit local context and unique regional conditions. The IS International scheme supports local capability in infrastructure sustainability, accompanied with training opportunities to ensure best outcomes for assets, asset owners and stakeholders.

    About GGGI

    The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies. GGGI has been active in Rwanda since 2012 and closely works with National, Sub-national and local governments more specifically with the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Ministry of Environment (MoE), Ministry of Local Governments (MINALOC) and their allied agencies to steer the country’s urbanization on a green growth path. The Government of Rwanda and GGGI jointly developed the National Roadmap for Green Secondary City Development in 2015, which guides majority of GGGI’s work in secondary cities of Rwanda.