Environmental degradation and climate change poses one of the greatest threats to humankind. It is on this basis that SaferRwanda partners in several environmental projects Addressing climate change by Supplying affordable and sustainable energy alternatives.
IMPROVED COOK STOVE PROJECT
SaferRwanda, in Partnership with a non-profit making organization, atmosfair gGmbH are implementing a project “Improved Cook Stove programme for Rwanda” it is registered under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) which is part of the Kyoto Protocol, approved and regulated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The programme also meets Gold Standard requirements for the global organization that monitors Sustainable Development aspects of environmental protection projects. The Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) approved and supervises the programme implementation process.
SaferRwanda’s distribution of energy efficient stoves known as Save80, it is a high quality and portable stove, constructed locally to conserve the Environment, combat climate change effects, and reduces the wood demand by households hence reduce the cutting of trees and allows a forestation.
SOLAR SCHOOL KIDS PROJECT
In partnership with Little sun/Little sun foundation, SaferRwanda distributes Solar Lamps to off-grid schools under the project “Solar School Kids project”. The project objective is to provide a vital tool for studying after dark, which improves the kid’s academic performance. The solar lamps provide clean source of light free from hazardous fossil gases from the usage of kerosene lamps and candles.
Environmental protection and management through planting trees and construction of improved cook stoves
Tree planting: Environmental degradation poses one of the utmost threats to humankind. It is on this basis that SaferRwanda in partnership with UNDP/SGP, initiated a project entitled; Environmental protection and management through planting trees and construction of improved cook stoves. The project was implemented in Rweru sector, Bugesera district . Under this project mangoes, avocado, moringa, and acacia tree species were planted.
Engaging rural women in lighting their own village
With support from Norwegian Church Aid , UNDP/SGP National Commission For UNESCO , SaferRwanda trained rural women in solar energy engineering , installation, repair and maintenance. With the knowledge obatianed from the training the women managed to install solar energy in 110 houses of Bugesera district and 150 houses in Musanze district.
CONSERVATION OF VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK
SaferRwanda in partnership with MacAuther foundation, supported the Conservation of Volcanoes National Park through provision of Biogas and Home Solar systems as an alternative source of lighting and cooking energy to communities living around the park.
Engaging community in climate change and disaster risk management
SaferRwanda in partnership with Care international Rwanda trained communities in Climate change and disaster risk management. Climate vulnerability and capacity assessment (CVCA) is key activity in climate change adaptation and mitigation. It is done using participatory assessment tools, involving local stakeholders, members of Village Loan Saving Groups, district, sector and cell official, elders in the region, representatives of National Youth council and National women Council, with the purpose of building their capacity in term of climate change assessment so that they may conduct assessment themselves. The Training Of Trainers was conducted in Muganza and Cyahinda, two sectors of Nyaruguru and in Nkomane and Musebeya sectors in Nyamagabe.