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Workshop on sustainable charcoal production and climate finance in Rwanda



On October 7th, 2014 the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority and the Belgian Federal Directorate-General for the Environment organised the workshop ‘Sustainable Charcoal Production and the Potential Role of Climate Financing – Identifying and Prioritizing Appropriate Actions and Interventions’.

The workshop aimed at:

  • introducing participants to climate financing in general and giving them an overview of the current status in Rwanda
  • presenting the initial findings from a study on the charcoal production sector carried out by CAMCO/Climate Care
  • discussing the appropriateness and feasibility of the actions and interventions that have been identified
  • prioritising the actions and interventions and providing guidance for the further work of Camco/Climate Care.

87 stakeholders (tree growers, charcoal producers, transporters and and wholesalers/retailers) and representatives from national and local governments, NGOs, the private sector and the donor community actively participated in the workshop.

You will find the workshop report and the speakers’ presentations here below.


Workshop Report

Speakers’ presentations:

Reports of the Break Out Groups:

Press article from The New Times (9/10/2014 - no. 3495)


Dr. Nkurunziza (second right) and  HE. Pauwels (second left) open the workshop


Adrie Mukashema (right) chaired the meeting. Patricia Grobben presented the background 


Faustin Munyazikwiye presents climate finance in Rwanda



Stephen Mutimba introduces the project and its approach



Emmanuel Ekakoro presented the study findings


Tom Owino discussed climate financing for sustainable charcoal production


Dismas Bakundukize (right) presented the RNRA policies on charcoal



View of the audience



Participant requesting clarification


Participant requesting clarification


Break out group discussion


Reporting back from Break out group 1


Reporting back from Break out group 2


Charcoal bags


Charcoal for sale in Kigali



Charcoal for sale