Sustainable Charcoal Value Chain in Rwanda
|Focus area|| |
|Type of action||Strategy/Policy|
|Submitted to UNFCCC registry||No|
|Start of initiative||2014|
|Financing and support details|
|Financing status||Seeking financing|
|Total cost||US$ 25.5 mln|
|Financing requested|| |
|Financing received to-date|| |
|Principal source of financing||Not known|
|Principal type of financing||Not known|
|Capacity building required||No|
|Technology transfer required||No|
|International funder(s)|| |
|Organization providing technical support|| |
The objective is to modernize the wood-energy sector in Rwanda by improving the sustainability of the charcoal value chain.
Biomass is the most important source of energy in Rwanda, especially for domestic cooking. Approximately 86% of primary energy comes from biomass, mainly in the form of wood that is either used directly as a fuel (57%) or converted into charcoal (23%) together with smaller amounts of crop residues and peat (6%).
A feasibility study of the NAMA has been carried out. The recommendations refer to five basic avenues of intervention:
- increased production of wood for charcoal burning
- introduction of modern conversion technologies for charcoal-production
- improvement of the commercial network
- improvement of combustion technologies
- introduction of adequate framework conditions.
It is proposed that the modernization of the charcoal value chain starts with a pilot phase of three years in three conjoined districts and in the capital city of Kigali. The activities during the pilot phase should focus on the districts of Nyanza, Huye and Nyaruguru.
Impact and MRV
|Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available|
No information has been provided on mitigative capacity
|Social:|| Information has not been provided
|Economic:|| Information has not been provided
|Environmental:|| Information has not been provided
No MRV plan has been defined