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Environment Protection, Mitigation and Resilience to Climate Change



Climate change is an uphill battle, but with combined efforts and suitable mitigation actions we can minimize the damage it causes. Effective responses to climate change requires urgent actions at the local, national, and international levels.

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Save80 Cookstove

SaferRwanda, in Partnership with a non-profit making organization, atmosfair gGmbH are implementing a project “Save80 cookstove”. The project 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 program 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 program’s implementation process.

The Save80 cookstove is an energy efficient stove that is of high quality that saves 80% of the energy needed to prepare a meal. The stoves are manufactured 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.

Since 2013 to date over 100,000 households in different communities are using the improved cooking stoves.

The main aim of this program is to reduce the demand for firewood which will result into decreased pressure on the environment and time needed to collect firewood more so for women and children and reduce deforestation hence protecting the environment

SaferRwanda in partnership with the university of Bristol conducted a research on ability of education to contribute to climate action in Rwanda

This research was conducted by SaferRwanda in partnership with Bristol University and University of Rwanda focusing on northern and western n provinces in Rwanda specifically in primary schools.

Research aim and objectives.

This research aimed at understanding the ability of education to contribute to climate change action in Rwanda by reviewing primary school curriculum and conducting field assessment to understand if it provides skills, knowledge and attitudes that prepare pupils to become climate change resilient citizens.

This assessment links well with the overall goal of (Transforming Education for sustainable Futures) TESF of developing the understanding of how education systems can act as drivers of sustainable development.

More specifically, the objectives of the study are:

  •  To find out how formal primary school education and informal education can support communities to build resilience and effectively respond to climate change effects.
  •  To determine the level of preparedness of the Curriculum and methods of teaching to respond to climate change effects
  •  To analyze the capacity of teaching climate change issues in primary schools.

Research questions

– How can formal and informal education is ready to support communities to build resilience and effectively and efficiently respond to effects of climate change?

– To which extent the teachers do master the climate change issues in Rwanda?

– What are the various sources of capacity building to enhance Climate change mainstreaming in primary education?

– To which extent ?


Distribution of Solar Home systems

SaferRwanda works with EDCL funded by BRD to reach out to off-grid areas in Rwandan communities with Home solar system. This program is sponsored by World Bank through BRD

Over 12,561 households in off-grids areas were given Home solar kits ( three lamps,solar panel and battery and a radio) in the north, west, south and eastern part of Rwanda.


Nile Basin initiative :Planting trees and fruit trees in Bugesera and inbuilt cooking stove (micro grant)

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 different fruit seeds where planted, and they included; mangoes, avocado, moringa, and acacia tree species.

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.

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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.

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