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Blog | 28 Feb, 2023
Meet Nyiransabimana Alice, AREECA project beneficiary from Nyagatare District
Nyiransabimana Alice, a farmer in her early 40s lives with her husband and four children in the Rwimiyaga sector in Nyagatare District. The family loves farming and taking care of their cattle.
Alice, who lost several harvests to climate change-related effects, is now a…
Blog | 27 Feb, 2023
Small holder farmers capacitated to cope with the impacts of climate change through agroforestry action research project
Climate change poses a real risk to farmers in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. Farming is highly dependent on weather conditions including temperature, rainfall, wind, pollinators as well as reliable market and many other factors to sustain their crop and livestock production.
Blog | 13 Feb, 2023
Sebeya river no longer threat to community in Rwanda
Combating the Sebeya river floods that used to wash away people's properties and claim lives in Rubavu, Nyabihu, Rutsiro and Ngororero Districts has been one of the achievements of the Embedding Integrated Water Resources Management in Rwanda (EWMR) project since 2019.
Blog | 31 Jan, 2023
TREPA project steering committee meets to review progress and plan for the quarter ahead
31-01-2023- Kigali, Rwanda – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the accredited entity of TREPA project to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment have today hosted the second project steering committee meeting of Transforming…
Story | 26 Jan, 2023
Meet the Pollinator Expert: Axel Hochkirch
In this edition of “Meet the Expert”, we introduce Prof. Dr. Axel Hochkirch, Chair of the IUCN SSC Invertebrate Conservation Committee and associate professor in the Biogeography department at Trier University in Germany.
Blog | 16 Jan, 2023
IUCN Rwanda hosted the 15th National Forest Landscape Restoration Cross-Sectoral Task Force Meeting
The Government of Rwanda continues its efforts to protect forests, enhance biodiversity, and transform the livelihoods of Rwandans.
Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) is a process for designing and implementing landscape-level interventions to restore ecological functionality…
Blog | 13 Jan, 2023
IUCN held a technical launch of the GCF funded TREPA project with the officials of the Eastern Province of Rwanda
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Rwanda Forestry Authority (RFA), and other partners was awarded by the Board of Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) a funding for implementing the “Transforming Eastern Province…
Blog | 06 Jan, 2023
List of knowledge products produced under the EWMR Project
The Embedding Integrated Water Resource Management in Rwanda (EWMR) Project is a four-year project (May 2019 to June 2023), funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Rwanda, with a total funding envelop of app. 24 million Euro.
The overall goal of…
News | 12 Dec, 2022
New IUCN report: To fulfil its promise, circular economy must take biodiversity into account
Montreal, Canada, 12 December 2022 (IUCN) – A new report issued by IUCN Europe examines links and policy gaps between circular economy concepts and biodiversity. It finds that the circular economy has important potential benefits for nature, but needs to be integrated more closely with…
News | 07 Dec, 2022
BIODEV2030 results, knowledge products and a new IUCN publication to be shared in Montreal at COP15
After 3 years working to advance biodiversity mainstreaming in the key economic sectors of 16 pilot countries, the current phase of the BIODEV2030 project is coming to its end and is now ready to share its results and lessons learnt at COP15 in…