Rwanda

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Status on Key Actions


PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 2 - Activity fully underway 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 4 - Activity completed 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 2 - Activity fully underway 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in marine protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
5
steps
21
timeframe
2012 - 2017
cost
$18,300,000

Integration of protected areas into wider land use and economic sectors to showcase mainstreaming of biodiversity with other sectors.
2012 - 2015 $1,000,000
2014 $200,000 5.1) Integrate protected areas into poverty reduction strategies
2015 $300,000 5.2) assess land use planning, zoning and buffers in key connectivity areas
2015 $200,000 5.3) Harmonize sectorial policies or laws to strengthen protected areas management effectiveness
2015 5.4) Integrate PA values and ecological services into the national economy
2015 $300,000 5.5) Develop incentive mechanisms for private protected areas
Assessing the values and contribution of protected areas to the national and local economies
2012 - 2014 $1,000,000
2015 $200,000 4.1) Assessing the values of protected areas
2017 $200,000 4.2) Create finance mechanisms linked to protected area values (e.g., payment for ecosystem services)
2015 $200,000 4.3) Develop and apply policies for access and benefit sharing
2015 $200,000 4.4) Improve mechanisms for participation of local communities
2014 $200,000 4.5) Assess opportunities for local community participation in key protected area management
Protected areas network institutionalized and effectively managed
2012 - 2017 $11,300,000
2013 $100,000 1.1) Assessing gaps in the protected area network
2013 $100,000 1.2) Assessing protected area integration
2015 $5,000,000 1.3) Improving the representativeness of the protected area network
2015 $5,000,000 1.4) Restoring degraded protected areas and establishing ecological corridors
2017 1.5) Improving protected area management effectiveness
2014 $1,000,000 1.6) Strengthening protected area capacity
2015 1.7) Improving the equitable distribution of protected area benefits
2015 $100,000 1.8) Monitoring and reporting on progress toward management effectiveness
Diversification of governance types and recognition through acknowledgement in national legislation and other formal means
2012 - 2015 $5,000,000
2014 $4,000,000 2.1) Create new protected areas with innovative forms of governance, such as community conserved areas
2013 $500,000 2.2) Improving protected area policies
2015 $500,000 2.3) improving protected area governance
Development and implementation of sustainable finance plans for protected area systems.
2012 - 2015

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Conservation of biological diversity in the Forêt de Nyungwe (Rwanda) through the establishment of an agroforestry conservation belt 21 04 2008 Fully Funded fully funded ($1,985,785 USD) $1,985,784.57

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  • United Nations Environment Programme