Bus Rapid Transit in Kigali

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Sector Transport
Focus area Public transport, Non-motorized transport
Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Under development
Submitted to UNFCCC registry Yes
Start of initiative 2015
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost US$ 0.520 mln
Financing requested US$ 0.430 mln
Financing received to-date US$ 0 mln
Principal source of financing Not known
Principal type of financing Grant
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required Yes
Additional information
Proponent(s) Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RTDA), City of Kigali
International funder(s)
(no data)
Organization providing technical support
(no data)
Contact Mrs Mireille UWERA

Mr.Olivier KABERA


Implementation of an efficient bus rapid transit (BRT) system for the city in Kigali, with linkage to non-motorized transport

Activities: (2016 - 2030)
The NAMA is planned to be implemented through the design, construction, implementation, and operation of an efficient bus rapid transit (BRT) system for the city of Kigali.

The key direct mitigation actions include the switch to low emissions, high efficiency transport modes, higher fuel and emissions standards for new vehicles, low sulphur diesel regulations, fleet renewal and scrappage regulations and emissions compliance certification and inspection. In addition the NAMA will include supportive actions like BRT main bus corridors, standardized route optimization, dedicated “rush hour” bus lanes and integration with rural and inter-city bus routes.

Under this NAMA and the resulting agreement reached by the Inter-ministerial Coordinating Committee, and regulated via the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority and the City of Kigali, private sector companies are expected to operate the Kigali BRT system via service contracts with individual companies or cooperatives, effectively under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: 1.26 MtCO2e
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: * Reductions in traffic congestion, air particulate emissions, noise levels, traffic accidents and fatalities
  • Improved access to public transport for poor and handicapped
  • Reduce household transport costs and time
  • Increase mobility
Economic: Information has not been provided
Environmental: Information has not been provided

MRV Framework:
No MRV plan has been defined

The full costs of preparation covers a comprehensive feasibility study (including technical, financial and institutional feasibility assessment) for the mitigation actions of BRT (0.260MUSD), the preparation of the full NAMA Design Document (0.170MUSD) and institutional level capacity development support (0.09MUSD).