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Intego - Rwanda's NDC Facility

What is Intego?

Intego is the Kinyarwanda word for ambition.

With support from the German Government, the Rwanda Green Fund has set up Intego - a new climate focused funding facility for the public sector. Intego will support Rwanda to achieve its ambitious NDC climate action plan by becoming a resilient nation and reducing emissions.

Intego will be hosted at the Rwanda Green Fund. The facility has the potential to grow with additional fund commitments by BMZ or other development partners.

Through Intego, public institutions at both the central and local level in Rwanda can access funding for climate change adaptation and mitigation projects in a range of priority areas.

Priority Areas

Intego will finance the implementation of public sector led projects that align to at least one of the mitigation or adaptation measures as per sectors of intervention in Rwanda's NDC climate action plan.

Application Steps

The Project Profile Document (PPD) can be submitted once the call for proposals is open to the public. The PPD is the first application form submitted in the process of accessing funding support from the Rwanda Green Fund. The PPD is intended to give an overview of the project idea.

PPD Application steps

  • To apply for funding from Intego, the PPD must be submitted through an online portal accessible here. 
  • First-time applicants are required to create an account on the portal. The portal allows existing applications to use their login information for submission. Webinar and in-person training opportunities will be provided to interested applicants.
  • Watch a step-by-step guide on how to use the online portal here.

To access the offline PPD template and the Environmental and Social Screening form click here

Note: Hard copies submitted physically to the Fund or soft copies submitted through email will not be accepted.

Submitted PPDs will be screened by the Rwanda Green Fund against INTEGO's eligibility criteria:

  • The project must be submitted by a public authority
  • The project should match at least one of the 24 key innterventions areas highlighted in Rwanda's NDC Climate Action Plan
  • The projects benefits should be sustained after the lifetime of the project
  • The projects should offer good value for money
  • The projects should target a high number of beneficiaries with clear demonstration of gender promotion and social inclusion
  • The projects implementing entities should demonstrate the capacity to implement the project
  • The projects should fall under Category B or C as per risk categorization by KfW and the Rwanda Green Fund's Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF). Category A projects are not eligible for Funding.


Category C: Projects with minimal or no adverse environmental or social risks and/or impacts.

Category B: Projects with potential limited adverse environmental or social risks and/or impacts that are few in number, generally site specific, largely reversible, and readily addressed through mitigation measures.

Category A: Projects with potential significant adverse environmental or social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible, or unprecedented

If successful, applicants will be asked to submit a full Project Document (PD).

The Rwanda Green Fund will provide Technical Assistance (TA) to elaborate or improve the proposal as needed.

To access the PD template and project management templates click here

Submitted proposals will undergo a technical appraisal by the Fund. The team will assess each PD according to five overall technical appraisal criteria, each with detailed sub-criteria, and assign a priority ranking.

The technical appraisal criteria are:

  • Desirability
  • Viability
  • Sustainability, safeguards, risks, and potential impact
  • Value for money
  • Capacity to leverage additional resources

The Rwanda Green Fund Investment Committee will carry out the strategic appraisal of the shortlisted project proposals. The Investment Committee will endorse the final successful projects to be sumbitted to the Board of Directors for a final decision.

The Rwanda Green Fund Board of Directors is responsible for approving the Fund's investment.

The Board of Directors will review the endorsement and recommendations of the Investment Committee and approve projects for award grant.

The Rwanda Green Fund will thereafter provide the final feedback to applicants though an official letter.


Key Documents

The Fund encourages all applicants to download (click here) and read the available documents prior to submission of their application.

Key documents include:

·       Intego Call for Proposals - Info Note

·       Intego - Rwanda’s NDC Facility Presentation

·       Rwanda’s Updated NDC (Climate Action Plan)

·       Rwanda NDC Climate Action Plan Factsheet

·       Rwanda Green Fund Gender Strategy

·       Rwanda Green Fund Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)

·       Rwanda Green Fund Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF)

·       Rwanda Green Fund Logical Framework (LogFrame)