Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Initial National Communication Related to the UNFCCC

Project Summary

The main objective of this proposal is to enable the country to fulfil its commitments and obligations as required by Articles 4.1 and 12.1 of the UNFCCC, especially the preparation and the reporting of its initial national communication as required by Article 12.1 (a), (b) and (c) of the Convention based on the recommended COP2 guidelines and format for non-Annex 1 Parties. Through the process, it is expected that the country would be able to build up its scientific and technical capacity so that it can sustain all activities related to the national communication and the implementation of the UNFCCC. This will be achieved by training of project team and strengthening the capacity of appropriate national institutions. This national communication will highlight priority areas for sustainable development. At present Rwanda has not participated in any enabling activities initiated by any donor country or UN agencies conducive to its implementation of the UNFCCC. Thus this proposal is the first of its kind in the country.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Enabling Activity
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Lands, Human Resettlement and Environmental Protection (MINITERE)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
330,000 USD
Co-financing Total
GEF Agency Fees
54,000 USD
Total Cost 330,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
15 May 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
20 Jun 2001
Project closed
30 Sep 2005