Posted on 3 May, 2021 by Anke Afflerbach

Green Economy projects are particularly welcome. Companies and other organisations can apply for co-financing grants worth up to 10 million euros per project.
The Facility « Investing for Employment » is an investment mechanism for job creation, providing competitive grants to co-finance public or private projects in its eight partner countries in Africa, including Rwanda. Job Creation of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Operating under the brand Invest for Jobs, the Special Initiative aims to create good jobs and apprenticeships and to improve working conditions in its partner countries in Africa.

Green Economy is the priority theme of this call for proposals
Rwanda's Green Economy policy was set out in the Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy (GGCRS), whose objective it is to transform the mindset of the Rwandan society towards achieving the desired carbon-neutral and climate resilient economy. The GGCRS is fully embedded in Rwan-da’s « Vision 2050 », which establishes the country’s strategic development framework for 2020-2050. While project proposals from different sectors can qualify for funding, priority will be given to proposals that contribute to the economic development in areas such as green cities, sustainable agriculture, sustainable energy and transport systems, biodiversity and forestry, water, wastewater, solid waste, resource efficiency.

The first call for proposals in Rwanda, launched on 3 May 2021 at 5 pm CET, seeks applications for four types of projects:

  1. Public infrastructure for job creation – not-for-profit (up to 90 % of the cost)
  2. Common service for job creation – not-for-profit (up to 75 % of the cost)
  3. For-profit-projects that foster direct job creation, and have broader benefits/impacts that are not limited to the project owners (up to 50 % of the cost)
  4. For-profit-projects that foster direct job creation by the project owners (up to 25 % of the cost).
Read the complete press release about The Facility Investing for Employment announces the launch of the first official call for proposals in Rwanda: PDF, Englisch | PDF, German | PDF, French

More information on this initiative can be retrieved on the website.