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Government of Rwanda and IUCN signed the Host Country Agreement

IUCN opened an office in Rwanda in 2016 in order to support the Government of Rwanda in achieving its overall conservation and development objectives

Kigali – Rwanda on 12th December 2021 – The Government of Rwanda has signed the Host Country Agreement with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to support national development in environment, conservation policies, strategies and implementation among others.

The signing ceremony was officiated by Hon. Vincent Biruta, the Minister for Foreign Affairs for the Government of Rwanda and Dr Bruno Oberle, IUCN Director General who appreciated this milestone and the new path that strengthens the already good collaboration between the two parties.

Among officials attended the signing ceremony are Rwanda’s Minister of Environment, Dr Mujawamariya Jeanne d’Arc, Luther ANUKUR, Regional Director, International Union for Conservation of Nature – Eastern and Southern Africa, and Charles KARANGWA, Regional Head, Land Systems (Forests, Drylands, Conservation Agriculture) and Rwanda Country Representative among others.

The agreement regulates relations between Rwanda and IUCN as regards the establishment of IUCN Country office in Kigali.

Dr. Bruno Oberle, IUCN Director General and Hon. Dr. Vincent Biruta, the Minister for Foreign Affairs for the Government of Rwanda during the signing event that took place in Kigali

Few month ago, the President Order ratifying the host country agreement between Government of Rwanda and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was approved by Cabinet Resolutions of 21 September 2021.

“IUCN wishes to thank His Excellency Paul KAGAME and Government of Rwanda for ratification of the Host Country Agreement. IUCN will continue to work hand in hand with Host Country to support national development in environment, conservation policies, strategies and implementation among others”, tweeted IUCN Rwanda few months ago

IUCN opened an office in Rwanda in 2016 in order to support the Government of Rwanda in achieving its overall conservation and development objectives. Since then, it has implemented various projects that have contributed to Rwanda’s national policies as well as to international commitments such as those under the Convention on Biological Diversity, Bonn Challenge, AFR100 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

In Rwanda, the IUCN Rwanda Country Office has specific expertise in Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR), Integrated Water Resources Management, biodiversity conservation (including on-farm), climate change adaptation and mitigation, natural resources governance, geo-spatial ecosystems mapping & modelling, natural resources economics and ecosystems valuation, sustainable agriculture within a densely populated landscape, and sustainable conservation finance instruments.

About IUCN:

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations and the input of more than 18,000 experts. This diversity and vast expertise makes IUCN the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

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