Kigali is preparing to host the Africa Green Growth Forum later from 26-30 November aimed at drawing attention to the importance of sustainable economic transformation.
This forum will comprise of a series of events bringing together investors, policy makers and practitioners from across the continent to share experiences in green growth and climate resilient development.
Organisers argue that with the rapid changes in the earth’s climate, and its severe impact on Africa’s development, there is an urgent need to expand the sharing of sustainable development tools and experience.
Therefore, if Africa collectively shares best practices, mobilises resources and fostering investment and innovation in green growth, this will be essential to achieve the goals Africa has set for itself through the African Union’s Agenda 2063.
The Forum has 19 speakers lined up for a total of 23 presentations at the Kigali Convention Centre.
The five-day dialogue will include; High Level Policy Dialogue on Rwanda’s Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy, the Africa Green Growth Exhibition and Green Schools Event at GS Karama, Kigali.
This forum is organised by a range of partners working for green growth in Rwanda and across Africa, including the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda Environment Management Authority, Rwanda Green Fund, Meteo Rwanda, Rwanda Housing Authority, Rwanda Green Building Organisation, the Global Green Growth Institute, the United Nations Development Programme and One UN Rwanda.