Newly-Launched Intego - Rwanda's NDC Facility, Opens Inaugural Call for Proposals
Public institutions in Rwanda can now access funding to implement ambitious projects aligning with the country’s climate action priorities.
Rwanda’s Minister of Environment Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya and the German Ambassador to Rwanda H.E. Thomas Kurz officiated the launch of Intego - Rwanda's NDC Facility. Intego will support the country’s Rwanda's climate action journey by availing funding to public institutions.
The launch of Intego brought together representatives of key stakeholders, development partners, and the Rwanda Green Fund, which will manage the exciting new facility. The event marked the official opening of the first Call for Proposals and the unveiling of the Facility’s brand. Intego is the Kinyarwanda word for ambition.
The first Call for Proposals is open to projects from Rwandan public agencies and administrative bodies from both central and local government. Where a project cannot be implemented by one government entity alone, public institutions may form partnerships.
Applications are open from 14 February to 15 March 2023 at www.greenfund.rw/intego. Proposals that successfully complete the competitive selection process will be financially supported with grant funding.
Speaking at the launch of Intego, Minister Mujawamariya said: “Intego will strengthen the climate resilience of Rwanda’s communities and help us to significantly reduce emissions compared to business as usual. The success of Intego requires collective partnership. That is why I encourage all public institutions to participate in this exceptional initiative.”
The facility has been capitalised through a grant of EUR 46 million from Germany through KfW as part of the Rwandan-German Climate and Development Partnership.
"Rwanda's credible efforts and ambitious climate policies led to the Rwandan-German Climate Partnership. Rwanda is ready for climate finance and the NDC Facility is operational. Let us together join forces with our Rwandan partners to swiftly achieve adaptation and mitigation targets to address climate change," said H.E. Thomas Kurz, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Rwanda.
Intego will provide financial and technical support to climate change adaptation and mitigation projects. Funding priorities range from green growth, climate action and environmental protection. Intego marks another key milestone for Rwanda and is a clear reflection of the country’s commitment to put people and the environment at the forefront of sustainable development.
- Learn more about Intego - Rwanda's NDC Facility, access useful resources and apply at www.greenfund.rw/intego.
- View photos from the event here.
What are NDCs?
Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are the heart of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. They are the national climate action plans that detail the efforts that each country promises to make to reduce national greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Rwanda’s NDC climate action plan has an ambitious commitment to reduce emissions by 38% by 2030 compared to business as usual. You can learn more about Rwanda’s NDC climate action plan here.
About the Rwandan-German Climate and Development Partnership
Germany and Rwanda established the Climate and Development Partnership in March, 2022, for which Germany has made available a total of EUR 202 million to date. The partnership will enable climate initiatives in the areas of mitigation and adaptation as well as sustainable urban development. The work of the partnership is based on Rwanda's NDC Implementation Framework. Learn more here.
- Irebe Umusangwa, Communications and Strategic Partnerships Manager, Rwanda Green Fund, at firstname.lastname@example.org.