Transforming Eastern Province through Adaptation

Transforming Eastern Province through Adaptation

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 01 Jul 2021 at B.29
  • Est. completion 23 Dec 2027
  • ESS Category Category B

Rwanda’s Eastern Province contains the largest area of national farming lands, but it is highly vulnerable to increasing drought. With smallholder farmers depending exclusively on rainfall, changes to weather seasonality - including shorter and more intense rainy seasons - have led to crop failure, food shortages and famine. 

This project will restore ecosystems and transform fragile landscapes in this province (one of Rwanda’s five provinces) which have been degraded and are unable to sustain livelihoods in the face of climate change. It will support the development of markets and value chains in climate-resilient agricultural and tree products that are sustainably managed. Initial funds in this scalable initiative will be accompanied by financial commitments from local microfinance institutions and investors. 

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


27 Mar 2019 - 828 days

Concept note received

27 Mar 2019

Funding proposal received

30 Jul 2020

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

27 Mar 2021

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

07 Apr 2021

Cleared by iTAP

21 May 2021


01 Jul 2021 - 176 days

Approved by GCF Board

01 Jul 2021

FAA executed

02 Jul 2021

Under implementation

23 Dec 2021 - 913 days so far

FAA effective

23 Dec 2021

Disbursement - USD 4,163,953

10 Jun 2022

Disbursement - USD 8,034,755

10 May 2024

To be completed

23 Dec 2027 - 1,280 days to go

One region

  • Africa

One country

Two priority groups

  • Least Developed Countries
  • African States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing36% disbursed

GrantUSD 33,783,755
Total GCF Financing
USD 33,783,755


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,030,191
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 3,456,398
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 6,000,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 4,625,153
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 727,300
Total Co-Financing
USD 15,839,042

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Accredited Entity

International Union for Conservation of Nature
Mr. Sébastien Delahaye

Head of the Multilateral Finance and Business development Team
28 rue Mauverney, Gland, Switzerland
Ms. Rebecca Welling

Portfolio Manager (a.i), Multilateral Finance and Business Development Team
28 rue Mauverney, Gland, Switzerland
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National Designated Authority

Rwanda Environment Management Authority
Mrs. Juliet Kabera Primary
Director General