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  • Rwanda
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Status: Proposed
Bank Risk Rating: U
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Board Decision Date: 2018-02-28
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Borrower or Client: FONERWA
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  • Climate and Environment
Project Cost (USD): $ 32.79 million
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Original disclosure @ GCF website
Updated in EWS: 2018-02-28
Disclosure Date: 2018-01-31
Strengthening Climate Resilience of Rural Communitis in Northern Rwanda

Project Description
<div style="left: 74.6px; top: 218.81px; font-size: 16.6px; font-family: sans-serif; transform: scaleX(1.00297);">The Government of Rwanda (GOR), through its accredited entity MOE, is submitting a proposal to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to increase the resilience of vulnerable communities to climate change in Gicumbi District in Northern Rwanda. The project seeks a total of USD 32,794,442 of GCF grant resources over six years. The project will restore and enhance ecosystem services in one of the sub-catchments of the degraded Muvumba watershed, increase the capacity of communities to renew and sustainably manage forest resources and support smallholdersto ad opt climate resilient agriculture. The project will also invest in climate resilient settlements for vulnerable families currently living in areas prone to landslides and floods and support community based adaptation planning and livelihoods diversification. Knowledge and capacity developed during implementation will be mainstreamed at the local and national level.</div> <div style="left: 74.6px; top: 401.46px; font-size: 16.6px; font-family: sans-serif; transform: scaleX(1.00272);">The project will specifically target the most vulnerable groups who have less resources to mitigate and adapt toclimate change. This includes the extreme poor, as more than a quarter of households in the target area fall into this category and women headed households who tend to be poor and are particularly vulnerable to climate change. Many of the project&rsquo;s interventions target those who farm marginal land and are highly vulnerable to landslides, flooding and droughts. A key focus will be on developing the adaptive capacity of farmers and local institutions to ensure that the developed resilience becomes embedded within communities and local structures enabling them to continue adapting to future climate variability beyond the lifetime of the project.</div>
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