Rwanda to host inaugural Africa Green Growth Forum

Monday November 19 2018

 

By Seif Kabelele @Seifkabelele

Kigali, Rwanda. Rwanda will host a five-day forum on Africa Green Growth from November 26 to 30, 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centre and at sites around the country.

Over 1,000 participants including investors, policy makers and financial specialists from across the continent are expected to gather at the forum to share experiences in green growth and climate resilient development.  

The forum themed, ‘For a Green and Climate Resilient Africa,’ will shine a light on the importance of sustainable economic transformation and signal green growth as a priority for Africa.

It will encourage private sector investment in green growth, improve the understanding and use of finance as a tool for climate resilience, build partnerships between stakeholders working in Africa’s green growth sector and provide a platform for partners to engage in and build relationships that accelerate the green growth agenda.

The forum is organised by a range of partners including the Government of Rwanda through the Ministry of Environment and its agencies including the Rwanda Green Fund and Rwanda Environment Management Authority, the Global Green Growth Institute, the United Nations Development Programme and One UN Rwanda.

The other partners are Climate Investment Funds, the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the African Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development, the Global Environment Facility, the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, NDC Partnership, and the African Circular Economy Alliance.

The forum is also supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rwanda through Water for Growth Rwanda, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), German Development Cooperation through KfW and AfroChampions along with RwandAir (Official Airline Partner) and AC Group (Official Transport Partner).

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