This working paper documents Rwanda’s lessons related to national-level
climate change planning, captured as part of the “Lesson Learning from
National Climate Compatible Development (CCD) Planning” study. Rwanda,
Ethiopia, Kenya and Mozambique participated in the study, which aimed to
capture and share institutional memory and experiences related to
climate compatible development, and reflect on recommendations to
support future decisions.
Rwanda’s national learning study was undertaken from July 2013 to
February 2014, through a literature review and semi-structured interview
and questionnaire process involving over 30 stakeholders. A
stakeholder’s workshop was held in Kigali, Rwanda, in February 2014 to
validate the key lessons and results. Discussions explored key drivers,
challenges, opportunities and lessons that could be shared within Rwanda
and with other interested countries. The working paper highlights some
of the results of this process across Rwanda’s priority thematic areas:
governance and institutional arrangements; legislation, policies and
strategies; mainstreaming, planning and budgeting; financing; and
knowledge generation. This brief also summarises recommendations from
the study to inform future work.
Caldwell, D.; Dyszynski, J.; Roland, R. Climate compatible development in the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’: Lessons from Rwanda. CDKN, UK (2015) 12 pp.