Ministry of Environment (formerly Ministry of Natural Resources of Rwanda)


  • Type Direct (National)
  • Date of accreditation 08 Jul 2015

The Ministry of National Resources of Rwanda (MINIRENA) is a national entity, specifically a public sector ministry, which is responsible for environment, climate change and natural resources management at the local and national levels. MINIRENA in partnership with national stakeholders, has a strategy in place to support national development goals, particularly in green growth, climate resilience, and the sustainable management and consumption of natural resources. The goal of MINIRENA is to provide solutions to the environmental and resource challenges faced, including the imbalance between population and natural resources that has serious impacts on sectors such as agriculture, energy, infrastructure, land, water resources and forestry, in achieving national long-term sustainable development. Currently, MINIRENA has a climate change project portfolio of approximately US$ 120 million, which includes activities such as reducing vulnerability to extreme climate and weather events through the implementation of relevant priority adaptation measures. Accreditation to the GCF is an opportunity for MINIRENA to continue to drive sustainable development and green growth as envisaged in its national strategies and to scale up its climate change projects and programmes. It is also a platform for it to support other developing countries in developing and implementing their national climate change strategies.

Accreditation timeline

Accreditation term 1

01 Aug 2017 - 31 Jul 2022

Accreditation date

08 Jul 2015

AMA execution date

23 Jun 2016

AMA effectiveness

01 Aug 2017

Term end date

31 Jul 2022

Accreditation term 2

26 Jan 2023 - 25 Jan 2028

Re-accreditation date

19 Oct 2022

AMA execution date

23 Nov 2022

AMA effectiveness

26 Jan 2023

Term end date

25 Jan 2028

Entity details

  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Environmental and social risk category
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A
    • Intermediation 3
    • Intermediation 2
    • Intermediation 1
  • Fiduciary standards
    • Basic
    • Project management
    • Grant award
    • On-lending/blending:
    • Loan
    • Equity
    • Guarantee
    • Blending




Building Resilience of Vulnerable Communities to Climate Variability in Rwanda’s Congo Nile Divide through Forest and Landscape Restoration



Strengthening Climate Resilience of Rural Communities in Northern Rwanda


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Workshop: GCF supporting direct access entities

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