Rwanda Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program – ESIA Summary

The Rwanda Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program (RSWSSP) will include three main components namely; (i) Water Supply Infrastructure and Services Improvement component, (ii) sanitation infrastructure and services improvement and (iii) Institutional Support, but only two of them have been subjected to Environmental and social assessment. The first two of these components will seek to improve water supply and sanitation services in the City of Kigali and in the six satellite cities of Musanze, Rubavu, Muhanga, Nyagatare, Huye, Rusizi and in Karongi Town.

Multinational - Interconnection of Electric Grids of Nile Equatorial Lakes Countries Project

Management submits this Memorandum and Recommendation to provide a supplementary loan of UA 5.840millionby re-allocating from 70% of cancelled balancesof loans of completed projects to the Republic of Uganda to financethe funding gapof the above project. The shortfall arose mainly from depreciation of loan currencies (UA and JPY) againstthe contract currencies ofEUR and US Dollarand variation orders due to changes in scope.

RWANDA - Bank Group Country Strategy Paper 2017 - 2021

Rwanda’s has overcome the 1994 Genocide and has established itself as a leading reformer with one of the highest real GDP growth rates globally. Following the end of the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994, Rwanda has made significant progress towards political stabilization, reconciliation and the rule of law. Real GDP growth averaged a robust 7.9% between 2000 and 2015 and poverty has been reduced from 56.7% in 2005/06 to 39.1% in 2013/14. Real GDP per capita more than tripled from USD 207 in 2000 to USD 718 in 2015. Sustained implementation of reforms, a prolonged period of peace and...

AfDB Board approves 2017-2021 Country Strategy Paper for Rwanda

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will support Rwanda’s economic transformation by boosting inclusive private sector-led growth and creating higher value-added formal employment with an indicative financing package estimated at US $939.4 million over a five-year period. This support package is contained in the Bank’s 2017-2021 Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Rwanda, which will guide the Bank’s operations in the country during the next five years, approved by its Board of Directors on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. While commending Rwanda’s remarkable socio-...

Rwanda- Increasing Climate Change Adaptive Capacity of Rwanda Communities – ESMP Summary

This document is a summary of the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) of the project Increasing Climate Change Adaptive Capacity of Rwanda Communities (ICCAC). In accordance with national regulations and requirements of the Integrated Safeguards System (ISS) of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the project is classified in Category 2. This summary was prepared in accordance with AfDB guidelines and procedures for Category 2 projects. It describes the project and its environment, followed by its key environmental and social impacts as well as the requisite mitigation and...

Eastern Africa’s Manufacturing Sector - Rwanda Country Report - November 2014

This country report was prepared as part of a regional assessment of the manufacturing sector in Eastern Africa covering seven countries – Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania and Uganda – commissioned by the African Development Bank (AfDB), East African Regional Resource Center (EARC). The report was task managed by Dr. Tilahun Temesgen, Chief Regional Economist, EARC. Overall guidance was received from Mr. Gabriel Negatu, Director, EARC, Nairobi, and Messrs. Abraham Mwenda and Stefan Muller, Lead Economists, EARC. The document was prepared by Mr. Valentin Gerold, BKP...

Speech Delivered by President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank at the 7th African Agricultural Science Week and FARA General Assembly, held in Kigali, Rwanda, June 13, 2016

Good morning Your Excellency President Paul Kagame ably represented by the Prime Minister, Honorable Anastase Murekezi, the AU Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, H.E. Martial de Paul Ikounga, the EU Representative in Rwanda, H.E. Michael Ryan, Hon. Geraldine Mukeshimana, Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources for Rwanda, Honorable Ministers, heads of diplomatic agencies, scientists, farmers, distinguished ladies and gentlemen. Let me welcome you all to the 7th African Agricultural Science Week and FARA General Assembly. FARA is doing a great job for Africa,...

Rwanda - Combined 2012-2016 Country Strategy Paper Mid-Term Review with Country Portfolio Performance Review

The combined mid-term review (MTR) of the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2012-16 for Rwanda and Country Portfolio Performance Review (CPPR) has provided a platform for the Bank and the Government of Rwanda (GoR) to assess progress made to date in the implementation of the strategy, review the current strategic focus of the CSP, and to define the Bank’s strategy for the remainder of the CSP period (2014-16). As the main outcome of the CSP MTR/CPPR, the Bank and GoR agreed that the CSP’s current strategic focus on (i) infrastructure development; and (ii) enterprise and institutional...

Project Brief – Rwanda - Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project

Kigali Bulk Water Supply (KBWS) Project is Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the Government of Rwanda (GoR), represented by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Water, Sanitation Corporation (WASAC), the government water utility company and Kigali Water Limited (KWL). The project scope involves the development, design, financing, construction and operation of 40,000m3/day Bulk Water Facility (BWF) south of Kigali in Rwanda. The scope of the BWF shall comprise of; a water treatment plant, a well field with 38 wells, three pumping stations, pipelines and three storage reservoirs. Under the...

Rwanda wins US $840,000 SEFA grant to promote green mini-grids

At the end of 2015, the Government of Rwanda was awarded a US $840,000 grant from the African Development Bank-hosted Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to promote green mini-grids (GMGs) and pave the way for private investments in this sub-sector. The project is expected to support Government efforts to provide electricity connection to at least 145,000 rural households and improve off-grid access rate from 5% to 22% by 2018. Green mini-grids are village or district-level electrical distribution networks that serve the needs of communities too distant to be economically connected...

AfDB approves Ruzizi III hydropower plant project, bringing green energy to Burundi, DRC and Rwanda

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, on December 16, 2015 in Abidjan, formally approved US$ 138 million of loans and grants to finance the Ruzizi III Hydropower Plant Project. Implementation of the project will be carried out at a total cost of US$ 625.19 million (of which the US$ 138.88 million will be borne by the AfDB’s public sector window and US$ 50.22 million by the private sector window). Ruzizi III hydropower plant is part of the Programme for Infrastructure Development i­­n Africa (PIDA) and involves Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. The...

Strategic planning and reforms necessary to mend Africa’s transport sector

Strategic planning is key to transforming Africa’s transport sector, according to experts present at the African Development Bank’s Transport Forum held at its headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on November 26 and 27. At a session on “Sector Reforms, Governance and Institutional Capacity”, participants underscored the need to align transport plans and programs with other strategies in order to achieve sustainable growth. “Planning is core. It is important that transport plans and strategies are aligned to development and poverty reduction strategies. This will ensure...

An African Master Plan: The solution to Africa’s transport challenges

The African Development Bank Transport Forum (ATF) 2015 ended on November 27, 2015, with the AfDB reiterating its support for transport development to ensure economic growth on the continent. Speaking at the closing ceremony attended by several African Transport Ministers, Solomon Asamoah, the Bank’s Vice-President for Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration, emphasized that Africa’s transport challenges needed to be addressed urgently for the continent to become competitive. “The Bank is determined to work with [African] countries and it is re-emphasizing its...

Rwanda - Kigali Bulk Water Project - Environmental and social Management Plan Report Summary

Rwanda is undergoing massive economic development and it is imperative to have infrastructure that can support the country’s ambitions. The Government of Rwanda through Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC Ltd) signed a Public- Private- Partnership (PPP) water project with Metito. Metito was established in the Middle East in 1958. Metito has built more than 3,000 water desalination and wastewater treatment plants since its inception. Metito’s current global project portfolio is in excess of USD 1 billion and over 2,200 employees. It provides water management solutions in emerging markets...

L’action de la BAD dans l’agriculture et l’agro-industrie

Pour une vie meilleure : des projets agricoles de la BAD à fort impact au Cabo Verde, au Ghana, au Rwanda et en Zambie

Project Brief - THE KIVUWATT PROJECT - Rwanda

The financing is for Phase I of the KivuWatt project, an integrated-methane gas extraction and power production facility. Phase I involves gas extraction using a floating barge located approximately 12.5 km offshore from the city of Kibuye. The extracted gas will be further processed and pumped to shore for use in a power plant via a submerged floating pipeline. Power will be produced by methane powered reciprocating engine generator sets with combined capacity of 25 MW, net output. Phase II includes an expansion of the facilities designed in Phase I and will produce an additional 75 MW of...

Citizen participation necessary for economic growth, Meles Zenawi symposium hears

Trade, regional integration and governance were some of the key subjects that took centre stage at the Meles Zenawi Foundation’s inaugural symposium on Friday, August 21 in Kigali, Rwanda. During a panel on “The Developmental State in a Globalised World”, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), said trade barriers between nations were inhibiting growth and development on the continent. “Tariffs are an issue; free movement of people and goods is an issue, yet these are the low-hanging fruits,” he said. These barriers have led to low level intra-...

Multinational - Burundi, RDC, Rwanda - Ruzizi III Hydropower plant project - Summary RAP - 08 2015

The Ruzizi III Regional Hydropower Plant Development Project concerns 3 countries, namely: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. It is piloted by Electricité des Grands Lacs (EGL), a specialized institution of the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries (ECGLC), which has garnered experience from working with TFPs and implementing Ruzizi II. At the request of the respective governments of Burundi, DRC and Rwanda, the African Development Bank will support the implementation of the Ruzizi III Regional Hydropower Plant Development Project under a public-private...

Multinational - Burundi, DRC, Rwanda - Ruzizi III Hydropower plant project - Summary ESIA - 08 2015

This document is the summary of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) on the Ruzizi Project. The Great Lakes Energy Organization (EGL) (the organization set up by the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries to plan and supervise community energy projects in said countries) commissioned the ESIA of the Ruzizi Hydropower Project. This summary was prepared in compliance with the environmental requirements of the 3 countries concerned by the project, namely Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, as well as with the African Development Bank's Integrated...

Multinational: Uganda/Rwanda - Kibuye-Busega-Mpigi and Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo Roads Project - ESIA – RAP Summary – 08 2015

The Government of Uganda (GOU) and the Government of Rwanda (GOR) through their respective road agencies, Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) and Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RTDA) is seeking funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance the multinational Uganda-Rwanda road from Kampala (Kibuye)-Busega-Mpigi road (32Km) in Uganda and Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo road section (208 Km) in Rwanda. The Road section in Kampala involves the construction of an expressway on completely new alignment while the road section in Rwanda involves rehabilitation and widening of the NR3...