Republic of Rwanda

Africa  African States  Least Developed Countries 


No. of projects


Total GCF financing


No. of Readiness activities


Readiness support approved


Readiness support disbursed




Multiple countries

Infrastructure Climate Resilient Fund (ICRF)


Multiple countries

Green Guarantee Company ("GGC")


Multiple countries

CRAFT - Catalytic Capital for First Private Investment Fund for Adaptation Technologies in Developing Countries



Transforming Eastern Province through Adaptation


Multiple countries

Global Subnational Climate Fund (SnCF Global) – Equity


Multiple countries

Global Subnational Climate Fund (SnCF Global) – Technical Assistance (TA) Facility


Multiple countries

Participation in Energy Access Relief Facility ("EARF")



Strengthening Climate Resilience of Rural Communities in Northern Rwanda


Multiple countries

KawiSafi Ventures Fund

National Designated Authority

Rwanda Environment Management Authority
Mrs. Juliet Kabera Primary
Director General

Direct access Accredited Entities

GCF Team

Eduardo Freitas
Regional Manager
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Olade Balo Akakpo
Regional Officer
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Safaa Loukili Idrissi
Regional Analyst
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News + Stories

Rwanda and GCF sign privileges and immunities agreement

10 Nov 2022 / The Government of the Republic of Rwanda and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on 8 November 2022 signed a bilateral privileges and immunities agreement, granting GCF privileges and immunities in line with those of other international organizations.

Investment in off-grid solar lights up lives in Rwanda

01 Oct 2019 / In Rwanda about 70% of the population are not connected to the electricity grid. In partnership with Acumen in the KawiSafi Ventures Fund, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is helping address this by unlocking private sector investment in off-grid renewables as a faster, cheaper, and cleaner way to bring power to Rwandan communities.

Bringing renewable energy to rural communities in Rwanda

31 Aug 2019 / The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is enabling investment to bridge East Africa's energy gap with affordable, off-grid renewables.

Giving power to the people, minus the emissions

22 Aug 2019 /

Ministers call for successful GCF replenishment at HLPF

15 Jul 2019 / Panellists at the Green Climate Fund (GCF) high-level event at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York recognised the Fund’s critical role in helping developing countries meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement and called for an ambitious GCF replenishment.

GCF agreement with Rwandan government set to reduce climate risks

14 Dec 2018 / Rwandan farmers facing the increased likelihood of landslides, flooding and droughts from climate change will benefit from an agreement by the Green Climate Fund to begin transferring funds to Rwanda’s Ministry of Environment.

Forests: A cause of climate concern, and hope

15 Aug 2018 / You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.

GCF lays climate finance groundwork in Africa and the Pacific

27 Jul 2017 / GCF’s latest expansion of assistance to countries preparing to implement climate finance is targeting Africa and the Pacific.

Acumen and GCF sign agreement to implement its first approved project proposal, bringing household solar energy to East Africa

04 Aug 2016 / GCF and Acumen Fund today signed an agreement enabling the disbursement of funds to implement the first approved project proposal from Acumen, making it the first GCF project to move to this stage.

Rwanda secures GCF grant to accelerate access to climate finance

02 Oct 2015 / Rwanda is the latest developing country to have finalized a grant agreement with GCF.