Vital Signs and Rwanda Environment Management Authority Host CBIT Inception and Stakeholders Consultation Workshop

  • September 20, 2018
  • Posted by: Tom

Vital Signs and Rwanda Environment Management Authority Host CBIT Inception and Stakeholders Consultation Workshop

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has provided a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) to Conservation International (CI) for the development of a Project Document (ProDoc) for “Strengthening the Capacity of Institutions in Rwanda to Implement the Transparency Requirements of the Paris Agreement.” Conservation International is currently working with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) to develop the ProDoc.

As part of ProDoc development, CI through Vital Signs facilitated the first inception and Stakeholder Consultation Workshop in Kigali, Rwanda on 13th September 2018. Through this workshop, Vital Signs obtained feedback on the approach, design and potential partner institutions (state and non-state) relevant to the implementation of the Paris Agreement transparency framework. Notably, consultations were conducted before, during and after the workshop to gain improved understanding of the status of institutional, technical and the GHG Inventory/NDC system capacity and needs to inform the Rwanda CBIT Project Document.

Workshop objectives:

  1. To present the Project Inception report;
  2. To solicit stakeholder inputs for the development of the Project Document
  3. To establish the status of the Green House Gas (GHG) inventory and NDC system in terms of institutional set up and technical capacity (human and technology) needs;
  4. To assess the immediate past, ongoing and planned efforts to strengthening the GHG Inventory in Rwanda;
  5. To develop a strategy for finalization of CBIT Project document inception report.


  1. Status and governance of the GHG inventory and MRV system needs were established
  2. Built understanding of MRV stakeholders with regards to the CBIT project and how it would complement the ongoing efforts in strengthening the GHG inventory
  3. Feedback on various components of the CBIT were received: such as (MRV) designs, quality assurance of MRV, independent monitoring, accuracy levels for MRV targeted, training needs and targets, identification of existing projects that complement CBIT among others.
  4. More recent documents, sources and other information were obtained.
  5. Increased ownership of the document and process
  6. The next steps were determined and agreed upon.

Going forward, it is anticipated that after the incorporation of the feedback obtained, a second workshop will be held paving way for the completion and submission of the final Project Document.

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