Why Rwanda will include natural resources in GDP calculation (The New Times - Tuesday, 30 March 2021) --
National Gross domestic product (GDP) has been a standard or traditional measure for economic performance – income – but does not give insight on the underlying wealth and the assets that sustain the income, or the trends in their use or performance. Read More.
Relief As Nyarugenge Launches Suspended Bridge Accross Yanze River (KT Press - Sunday, 28 March 2021) --
As the rainy season worries communities from either side of rivers who lose their right to connect due to floods that are becoming a common trend, communities on two sides of Yanze river located in Nyarugenge district Kigali city, are celebrating. Read More.
Video: Rwanda Awaits - Virtual Event with Visit Rwanda and Arsenal Football Club on Tourism and Conservation (RDB YouTube Channel - Thursday, 1 April 2021) - Watch Here
Video: IMIRYANGO ITARI IYA LETA IBANIYE ITE IBIDUKIKIJE? | URUHARE RWAYO MU KUBIBUNGABUNGA NI URUHE? (REMA YouTube channel - Tuesday, 30 March 2021) -- Watch Video
Video: Innovation and Sustainability. Identifying synergies between Rwanda and Italy (Africa e Affari - Tuesday, 30 March 2021) -- Watch Video
Early warnings protect lives on Africa’s Lake Victoria (The Financial - Wednesday, 31 March 2021) --
A successful four-year project in East Africa has demonstrated how improved weather, water and climate services save lives and livelihoods and support socio-economic development of vulnerable communities, according to World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Read More
Which African wildlife experience is right for you? (National Geographic - Wednesday, 31 March 2021) --
Forests, grasslands, heaths and swamps amalgamate to make the diverse ecosystem of this chain of dormant volcanoes in northwest Rwanda. The bamboo and dense rainforest that covers five of the volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains in Volcanoes National Park form one of the last remaining refuges for mountain gorillas. Read More
Uganda climate change: The people under threat from a melting glacier (BBC News - Tuesday, 30 March 2021) --
Ronah Masika remembers when she could still see the snowy caps of the Rwenzori mountains, a Unesco World Heritage site on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.The view was stunning every time she travelled from her home in Kasese town to the Ugandan capital, Kampala - and it was not even that long ago. But now she cannot even catch a glimpse of the ice because the glacier is receding. Read More
AFRICA: AfDB Awards Pine Kazi with Green Footwear Project (Afrik 21 - Tuesday, 30 March 2021) --
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has awarded Pine Kazi, a Kenyan start-up that makes eco-friendly shoes from pineapple waste. The winner of the Fashionomics Africa competition, organised by the pan-African financial institution, will receive an envelope of 2,000,000 dollars. Read More
Giant bluefin tuna return in Wales a 'massive opportunity' (BBC News - Thursday, 01 April 2021) --
The return of giant bluefin tuna to waters off the Welsh coast presents a "massive opportunity" for science and tourism, fishing groups have said. Read More
Call for leaders to go #BeyondRecovery to a Zero Waste Future (Recycling Magazine - Wednesday, 31 March 2021) --
Environmental Justice groups around the world are joining a Global Day of Action to demand that international leaders go beyond recovery, to a future where zero waste practices drive clean air and water, more and better jobs, and a healthy environment for families and communities, as the planet returns to a life-sustaining pathway where nothing and no one is wasted. Read More
AI Champions Driving New Industry Solutions For Climate Change (Forbes - Wednesday, 31 March 2021) -- Climate change is the planet’s greatest challenge. The UN has already stated that 2021 is the final year for us to make real change in the fight against rising global temperatures. Read More
How We Can Put a Halt to Biodiversity Loss (The Progressive - Monday, 29 March 2021) --
To counter biodiversity loss, annihilation, and ecological apocalypse, the film calls for a strategic partnership between industry, the private sector, local communities, and government. Read More
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