Designated National Authority

Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA)
Kacyiru District
Kigali City,

Rwanda Designated National Authority History

Rwanda has been undergoing rapid economic growth. This has spurred a significant increase in risk to the environment. Appropriate measures need to be taken in order to discourage inappropriate economic development and encourage activities that contribute to sustainable development as well as economic development. In Rwanda, climate hazards have been ranked by the Participatory Evaluation of Poverty Report 2001 as third among the 10 most causes of poverty since majority of Rwandans live on subsistence farming and agricultural produce is affected by floods and droughts that are consequences of climate change. In addition to this, the present comprehensive national strategy i.e. Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy 2008-2012 (EDPRS) of Rwanda emphasizes the importance of the development of the carbon market . The carbon market will provide Rwanda with an opportunity to achieve sustainable development which is the ultimate goal of Rwanda's Vision 2020 and EDPRS through implementation of environment friendly projects.  

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) accepted the ratification of the Government of Rwanda on 18th August 1998 as a non-Annex 1 country. The Rwandan Parliament ratified the Kyoto Protocol in 22nd July 2004.  In September 2005, the Designated National Authority (DNA) of Rwanda was established by the Right Honorable Prime Minister upon the request from the former Honorable Minister of State for Ministry of Lands, Environment and Forestry (MINITERE). The request further proposed that the secretariat of the DNA would be hosted by Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), now under the Ministry of National Resources (MINELA).  In addition to coordinating Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in Rwanda, the DNA is also coordinates voluntary carbon market (VCM) projects in Rwanda.

Contact persons:

Rose Mukankomeje / Jean Ntazinda
Director General / Coordinator
e-mail: rwandadna(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: (250) 25 258 0101
Fax: (250) 25 258 0017




    Last updated: 19 June 2012

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