Climate Data and Projections
Robust observed climate data and climate projections for Rwanda are crucial to understanding the current and future impacts of climate change and developing scenarios to assess the potential adaptation strategies for Rwanda.
The Rwanda Meteorological Service is executing its five-year Strategic Plan. RMS is currently implementing a 5-year Strategic Plan, which includes investment into upgrading their network of meteorological stations.
To implement climate compatible development, it will be critical for Rwanda to create an institutional arrangement that allows for transparent and effective flow of information, knowledge and financial resources.
A National Fund for Climate and the Environment (FONERWA) is being established and will play a key role in managing climate funds that flow into Rwanda.
Disaster Management and Disease Prevention
Rwanda’s hilly topography and high annual precipitation rates bring high risks from flooding, storms, landslides and vector and water-borne diseases, while other natural disasters include droughts and earthquakes.
Over-exploitation of the natural environment such as deforestation and inappropriate farming on steep slopes increases the hazard risk