Green Rwanda Media Review - 17 May 2021

 

Summary

  • The Wall Street Journal reports on the potential of e-mobility in Rwanda and Africa at large.
  • KT Press reports that the Rwanda Air Quality Monitoring project is on the right track.
  • Igihe reports that an electric cable plant will begin operations soon in Nyanza.
  • REMA reports that bakeries are stepping up efforts to eliminate plastic bags and single-use plastics.

 

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Rwanda
 
How EVs Could Transform the Streets of Africa (The Wall Street Journal - Sunday, 16 May 2021) -- Ampersand, which launched two years ago in Kigali, Rwanda, has 35 vehicles doing taxi and delivery work and a waiting list of more than 7,000 drivers. Read More
 
Ivumburamatsiko kuri Matene, inyoni nto ivugwaho udushya twinshi (IGIHE - Sunday, 16 May 2021) -- Umuntu wakuriye mu bice by’icyaro aho ariho hose mu Rwanda, inyoni ya matene arayizi cyane cyangwa se yayumvise bayivuga kuko ivugwaho udushya twinshi turimo ngo kuba isoko y’igikundiro ku bagabo bashaka gukurura igitsinagore, umumaro mu mihango gakondo n’ibindi. Read More
 
Musanze: Abaturage batewe impungenge n’ibyobo byasizwe mu birombe byacukurwagamo ishwagara (RBA - Sunday, 16 May 2021) -- Mu Murenge wa Muhoza mu karere ka Musanze, hari abaturage batewe impungenge n’ibyobo byasizwe mu birombe byacukurwagamo  ishwagara bitagikoreshwa. Read More
 
Bamaze imyaka umunani bategereje ingurane z’ibyabo byarengewe n’amazi y’urugomero rwa Mukungwa II (Kigali Today - Saturday, 15 May 2021) -- Abaturage bafite imirima iherereye ku nkengero z’urugomero rw’amashanyarazi rwa Mukungwa ya II rubarizwa mu Karere ka Musanze, bamaze imyaka isaga umunani batakambira ubuyobozi, ngo bubahe ingurane bemerewe z’imirima yabo yarengewe n’amazi aturuka muri urwo rugomero. Read More
 
Hari gukorwa igerageza ku ikoranabuhanga rizorohereza abaturage kubona ibyangombwa by’ubutaka (IGIHE - Saturday, 15 May 2021) -- Umuyobozi Mukuru w’Ikigo Gishinzwe Imicungire n’Imikoreshereze y’Ubutaka, RLMA, Mukamana Espérance, yatangaje ko kuri ubu hari gukorwa igerageza mu Karere ka Gasabo rizafasha abaturage kujya bahabwa ibyangombwa by’ubutaka binyuze mu ikoranabuhanga. Read More
 
Nyabugogo: Bifuza ko ikiraro cyo kuri ruhurura ya Mpazi cyarangira bagakira umubyigano w’ibinyabiziga (Kigali Today - Saturday, 15 May 2021) -- Abatwara ibinyabiziga bavuga ko kudindira kw’ikorwa ry’ikiraro cyubakwa kuri ruhurura ya Mpazi muri Nyabugogo ryafunze umuhanda bikomeza kubateza gukererwa, kuko aho banyura hateza umubyigano w’ibinyabiziga n’abantu. Read More
 
Ivumburamatsiko kuri “Vautour Fauve de Ruppell”, igisiga gitangaje cyo mu bwoko bw’inkongoro (IGIHE - Thursday, 13 May 2021) -- Ibyo ni ukuri; gusa ku rundi ruhande mu Rwanda dufite ibindi bisiga byo mu muryango w’inkongoro bidashingira ibyo kurya byabyo buri gihe ku ntumbi, kuko bimwe muri byo bibasha kwica umuhigo, ariko kandi hakaba n’ibindi bibeshwaho cyane n’imbuto. Read More
 
Muhanga: Umuhanda wo kuri ”Tourisme” wangiritse watumye ibinyabiziga bibura inzira (Umuseke - Wednesday, 12 May 2021) -- Umuhanda w’ibitaka uva aho bita kuri ”Tourisme’ warangiritse bikabije, abatunze ibinyabiziga babiraza mu baturanyi. Ubuyobozi bw’Akarere buvuga ko bugiye kohereza abatekinisiye ngo barebe icyakorwa. Read More
 
Landslide Leaves 100 Families Homeless In Western Rwanda (KT Press - Tuesday, 11 May 2021) -- Families in Kagarama and Buhembe village of Bushekeri sector of Nyamasheke-Eastern Rwanda woke up to bad news on May 9 when their land started moving. Read More. Also published in Imvaho Nshya and Kigali Today
 
Impinduka ku mibereho y’abaturiye ishyamba rya Nyungwe nyuma y’uko rigizwe Pariki y’Igihugu (IGIHE - Tuesday, 11 May 2021) -- Kuva mu 2005 Ishyamba rya Nyungwe ryahindurwa Pariki y’Igihugu, abakoreragamo ubuhigi n’ibindi bikorwa biryangiza bakuwemo, Leta ikomeza gukurikirana imibereho yabo kugira ngo babeho neza batangiza ibidukukije. Read More
 
Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally among the best in Africa (The New Times - Tuesday, 11 May 2021) -- The Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally has been ranked among the most prestigious events in the continental series despite the competition having been postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
 
Nyanza: Barinubira ibura ry’umuriro w’amashanyarazi rya hato na hato ribangamira imikorere yabo (Umuseke - Tuesday, 11 May 2021) -- Bamwe mu baturage bakorera mu mujyi w’Akarere ka Nyanza baravuga ko babangamiwe n’ibura ry’umuriro rya hato n’ahato rimaze iminsi. Read More
 
Govt sends emergency aid to rain-hit households (The New Times - Tuesday, 11 May 2021) -- The government has started providing food and temporary shelter among other aid support to families affected by the recent heavy rains across the country. Read More
 
€7.6m project to combat pests using eco-friendly technologies (The New Times - Tuesday, 11 May 2021) -- A €7.66 million research and innovation project is expected to promote ‘push-pull technology’, an eco-friendly approach to use some ‘repellent plant species’ in combating pests that attack different crops in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Read More
 
Endangered Species Day – Beyond Gorillas (Gorilla Fund - Tuesday, 11 May 2021) -- This year Endangered Species Day falls on May 21, and we thought this would be a perfect day to talk to you about the endangered species we protect beyond gorillas. Read More
 
Rwf5bn Nyanza-based electric cable plant to begin operations next month (The New Times - Tuesday, 11 May 2021) -- Nyanza District will soon be home to Rwanda’s second electric cable manufacturing plant, which is valued at Rwf5 billion, officials have said. Read More. Also published in IGIHE
 
Air Quality Monitoring: Rwanda On The Right Track (KT Press - Monday, 10 May 2021) -- Since 2017, the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) and Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) have been implementing the Air Quality and Climate Change Monitoring Project. Read More
 
Sector Updates
 
How Silvopastoralism approach is contributing to sustainable and efficient livestock production around Gishwati-Mukura National Park (REMA -  Friday, 7 May 2021) -- A couple of decades ago, it was not that easy to find a single tree in the rangelands around Gishwati-Mukura National Park. This was not only a problem to farmers in the area, but also a big threat to the park which they were invading in search of ethno drugs of their livestock. Read More
 

Bakeries step to eliminate plastic bags and single-use plastics (REMA -  Friday, 7 May 2021) -- In line with the awareness on the harmful effects of plastic bags and single-use plastics, Rwanda Environment Management Authority held a two-day training workshop, on 6th and 7th  June 2021, for bakery owners.  During this training work, shop they were briefed on the law n° 17/2019 of 10/08/2019 relating to the prohibition of manufacturing, importation, use and sale of plastic carry bags and single-use plastic items. Read More

 
 
Across Africa
 
Invest Africa and DLA Piper partner to support ESG best practice in African renewable energy projects (Africa News - Thursday, 13 May 2021) -- The global law firm, DLA Piper, has partnered with Invest Africa (www.InvestAfrica.com), the leading trade and investment platform for African markets, to support the development of ESG best practice in African renewable energy projects. Read More
 
IOC to plant "Olympic Forest" in Africa to offset carbon emissions (Inside The Games - Wednesday, 12 May 2021) -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has committed to planting an "Olympic Forest" to offset more than 100 per cent of its "unavoidable" carbon emissions. Read More
 
Forest-dwellers, global community must address tropical wildlife hunting risks (Forest News - Tuesday, 11 May 2021) -- Increasing demand for food and traditional medicines, multiplying local wars and conflicts, an expanding legal and illegal market trade have exacerbated the wildlife crisis in recent years, damaging ecosystems and driving many species to the verge of extinction. Read More
 
Nigerian Energy Firm Enters Into East Africa (Taarifa - Tuesday, 11 May 2021) -- Nigerian energy firm, Starsight Energy, announces its expansion into East Africa via the acquisition of a 50% stake in the East African operations of Premier Solar Group, a market-leading Commercial & Industrial (C&I) solar company with a focus on SubSaharan Africa and South Asia. Read More
 
From Around the World
 
New tech could help bring threatened species back from the brink (Conservation International - Thursday, 13 May 2021) -- Using satellite data and wildlife surveys from around the world, a team of scientists recently created the Species Threat Abatement and Restoration (STAR) metric, which for the first time identifies where and what types of human activities are most harmful to wildlife. Read More
 
Lancaster University: Study Examining Biodiversity Loss Calls For Urgent Global Economy ‘Rethink’ (India Education Diary - Wednesday, 12 May 2021) -- New research examining the major causes of the world’s biodiversity loss calls for an urgent and profound re-organisation of the global post-pandemic economy to prevent further planetary harm. Read More
 
New UK funding to boost climate disaster responses (Relief Web - Tuesday, 11 May 2021) -- New funding will support developing countries to better prepare for and respond to disasters. The UK has announced £12 million in new funding to support developing countries to better prepare for and respond to disasters, including those linked to climate change. The funds will go to the Start Network for rapid responses by charities to crises like droughts and floods. Read More
 
Twitter Highlights
 
1. Rwanda Green Fund @GreenFundRwThe green investments we make not only contribute to supporting #Rwanda's effort in environmental protection, climate change mitigation& adaptation,  but also the creation of #greenjobs. Did you know that thanks to our green investments, 144,000 green jobs have been created?
 
2. GGGI Rwanda @GGGI_Rwanda: #HappeningNow @Lands_Rwanda in collaboration the @GGGI_Rwanda & @REMA_Rwanda through the implementation of @theGCF project are disseminating & creating awareness of the NLUDMP – 2050 in the @KayonzaDistrict & @BureraDistrict & will continue to other districts. @MujaJeanne
 
3. Kayonza District @KayonzaDistrict: Mu murenge wa Mukarange, akagari ka Kayonza, harimo kubakwa igikorwa remezo rusange cy'umuyoboro w’amazi (ruhurura) wa m200, mu rwego rwo guteza imbere umujyi hibandwa cyane cyane ku kuyobora amazi yasenyeraga abaturage.