From 2014, RDIS has been so much involved in the reduction of CO2 emissions, being an investment project it has shaped our mind to think outside the grant funds box which for many years past has driven the mindset of RDIS personnel.
The implementation of CCER phase one (CCER1) with our key partners (UEM, Bread for the World, UCB, and Kilma Kolletke) is making a good impact on people’s lives. There is a high probability of achieving what we are expected to accomplish in terms of carbon credits. The upcoming verification by a UN auditor should serve as proof of our capabilities.
The RDIS Organisation is participating in the World Environment Day by facilitating some actions and a workshop in Butare diocese on Tuesday 5th June 2018, from 9:00 o’clock onwards. The participants will be composed of about 24 youths and some leaders, who are involved in our ongoing waste management project, coming from all four dioceses of the Anglican Church in Rwanda, namely Kigeme, Shyogwe, Cyangugu and Butare.
African cities, towns and shopping centers are growing rapidly, however, hygiene and sanitation is questionable whereby people’s health is affected due to the poor collection, treatment, transportation, storage, and eventual disposal of waste. The prevailing increase in the level of urbanization in Africa is expected to continue in the future.
RDIS organization is therefore currently implementing a “Waste Management for Environmental Safeguard” project in Rwanda. The beneficiaries of the project are Church’s training centers, guest houses, schools and health centers. Special training is given to managers and personnel of these institutions and people, especially the youth, who are likely to influence others with knowledge and skills about waste management. Special waste bins and policies are distributed to these institutions.
- RDIS Organisation participation on World’s Environment Day 2018 to demonstrate its initiatives to fight Plastic Pollution
- RDIS Organisation is taking part in the World Environment Day on 5th June 2018 by facilitating a workshop and some actions to #BeatPlasticPollution in Butare diocese.
- Photoalbum: RDIS Actions on World's Environment Day 2018 -- BeatPlasticPollution
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From 24th to 26th January 2018, two senior staff members of RDIS went for a field visit in the area of the Anglican Church of Rwanda, Cyangugu diocese. As one can see in the few pictures below, all ongoing projects in this area are running well thanks to the good work of local RDIS staff members, stakeholders and the excellent leadership of the diocese.
Since many years ago RDIS is collaborating with government leadership especially at local levels (District, Sectors, Cells and Villages) in establishing, running and managing tree nurseries, which reach nearly half of the population of Rwanda from Gitarama (RDIS headquarter) to Cyangugu, i.e. the wide area of Southern and Western Provinces. This project is in line with the mission of RDIS organisation of safeguarding the environment and increasing production for sustainable and holistic development of the communities.
The tree nursery project produces tree seedlings, which are distributed freely to community members and institutions in the area. This successful project is implemented by RDIS organisation with support from Rwanda Aid.
By the end of December 2017 the project had distributed and aided to plant 200,000 tree seedlings for fruit and agro-forestry. Each tree nursery bed had 25,000 seedlings for agro-forestry, i.e. forestry and fruit trees.
A group picture with Ms Alison Wright and some staff members of Rwanda Aid