#AGGF2018 Side Event: Green Buildings & Design

Time & Date: 19:00-21:00 | 28 November 2018

Location: Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (Camp Kigali)

The German Development Cooperation through KfW, the Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) and Green Drinks are hosting an official side event of the Africa Green Growth Forum on the topic of Green Buildings and Design.

Join us at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (Camp Kigali) at 7pm on Wednesday, 28th November for insightful presentations, a lively panel discussion and tasty green snacks and cocktails.

We will discuss the implementation of the first Green City pilot in Rwanda, giving special thought to green buildings and what creating a green city means from an architectural point of view. Well-designed, sustainable cities can achieve minimal environmental impact, generate renewable energy and reduce resource use, as well as foster a thriving ‘green’ economy. They can also provide a pleasant, safe and green built environment, and a diverse and stimulating social, cultural and intellectual life. Housing and design are placed at the centre of these aspirations.

The speakers will examine the topic of Green Buildings and Design from various perspectives and inspire an interesting and stimulating debate. Speakers will include Fred Mugisha from the City of Kigali, Mediatrice Uwanyrigira from the University of Rwanda and Anna Älgevik from Sweco, an international engineering consultancy active in the fields of urban development.

  • Fred Mugisha is the Director of Kigali Urban Planning and Construction One Stop Center and is currently overseeing the revision of the Kigali Master Plan. In his talk, he will focus on the design of the Kigali car free zone and the creation of multi-functional spaces.
  • Mediatrice Uwanyirigira currently works at the Department of Biology, University of Rwanda. She is very passionate about food security and environmental responsibility.
  • Anna Älgevik works as environmental consultant for SWECO. She dedicates herself to the creation of multi-functional spaces and how to plan for synergies in urban systems following the eco-cycle approach.
  • Following the three key note speeches, the topic of Green Buildings and Design will be elaborated further in a panel discussion, moderated by Josephine Mwongeli from the University of Rwanda.

    High-ranking speakers from the Government, private sector and academia will engage in discussion with the audience. We are thrilled to welcome the following panelists:
    • Harouna Nshimiyimana, Housing Regulations and Standard Division Manager at Rwanda Housing Authority
    • Didier G. Sagashya, Chief Executive Officer at Strawtec
    • Fred Mugisha, Director of Kigali Urban Planning and Construction One Stop Center at City of Kigali
    • Mediatrice Uwanyirigira, Biologist at University of Rwanda
    • Anna Älgevik, Environmental Consultant at SWECO

    Entry is free and open to all. We look forward to seeing you there!