This activity aims to identify, design, and evaluate incentive mechanisms for improved landscape management and nature-based solutions in the Congo-Nile Ridge Landscape of Rwanda.
Rwanda is the most densely populated country in continental Africa and home to rich biodiversity areas, including two UNESCO biosphere reserves that lie along the Congo-Nile Ridge (CNR). Recently, Rwanda advanced significant restoration efforts within the CNR. However, investments are fragmented, tension between the natural and built environment in rapidly urbanizing regions has increased, and inappropriate land use and management has led to accelerated run-off and frequent floods causing loss of lives and infrastructure.
PROGREEN will support the improved management and sustainability of the CNR landscape and neighboring communities, enhance the connectivity of protected areas, and reduce community vulnerability to floods and landslides. This analytical work will focus on identifying, designing, and evaluating policy and financial instruments for improved landscape management and the adoption of nature-based solutions (NBS). PROGREEN will also support Rwanda’s goal to raise and coordinate green financing for landscape management, engaging key donors, and the private sector.
The project will identify, design, and evaluate incentive mechanisms for improved landscape management and NBS in CNR landscape, encompassing the following activities.
- Investment Planning and Incentive Mechanisms.
- Support for Resource Mobilization.