Sustainable Charcoal Value Chain in Rwanda
|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 received to-date||
|Principal source of financing||Not known|
|Principal type of financing||Not known|
|Capacity building required||No|
|Technology transfer required||No|
|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
- The following institutions play a role in the biomass energy sector: Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Ministry of Natural Resources (MINIRENA), Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MINAGRI ), Ministry of Environment and Lands (MINELA), Ministry of Local Government, Good Governance, Community Development and Social Affairs (MINALO C) and Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN).
- The total cost of the pilot phase comes to 4.9M$. In all, the costs of the subsequent phase(s), totaling 20.6M$ cover the interventions in the remaining 27 districts of Rwanda.