File Name:ECC Implementation Assessment Report 2018-2019File Size:3.64 MBFile Type:Publish Date:April 2020
Every year, Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) through its department of Environmental Education and Mainstreaming together with the Poverty and Environment Actions for SDGs conducts an assessment of implementation of environment and climate change (ECC) activities by Sector Ministries and Districts. The assessment falls within REMA’s mandate of supervising, monitoring and ensuring that environment and climate change interventions are integrated in all national development programs. The assessment aims to find out the implementation level of ECC activities in the Sectors and Districts’ reports and provide recommendations on issues that require special attention to support concerned Sectors and Districts to better planning and subsequent budget allocation and expenditure.
This year’s assessment (2018/19) coincide with the end of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 2) and the adoption of the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1) which is also a Seven Year Government Programme (7YGP) that guides the country’s development trajectory from Vision 2020 towards Vision 2050. Rwanda made significant progress during EDPRS2 in mainstreaming ECC into Sectors and Districts, informed by the Green Growth and Climate Resilient Strategy (GGCRS). During NST1, focus will be on improving cross sectoral coordination to ensure smooth ECC implementation.
In this regard, the ECC assessment 2018/19 focused on critical sectors identified by NST1 for ECC mainstreaming namely Agriculture, Urbanization, Infrastructure and Land Use Management. Other sector Ministries like Education, Health and Environment and Natural Resources were added due to their impacts and importance in the natural resources conservation and management respectively.