This annual report (April 2020 to March 2021) is intended to provide key partners and founding members of the organization with information concerning the project planned for, projects
implemented, the challenges encountered, the manner by which they were dealt with and the impact in the communities where the projects are implemented with members of the communities.
We are very thankful to the founding members of RDIS ( BUTARE, CYANGUGU,KIGEME and SHYOGWE Dioceses) especially the current leaderships led by the four Bishops for their paramount role in the growth of RDIS organization. Our sincere thanks to our partners and all stakeholders for their continuous support for the work we do for, and, with the members of the community in Rwanda.
For further information, please download the full report here..
Viateur NTARINDWA, RDIS -Executive Secretary
Today, the retired Bishop of Butare, Rt Revd Nathan Gasatura passed by at our head office in Muhanga to say goodbye and to pray with us. We were very happy about his generous gesture.
Bishop Nathan Gasatura was the chairperson and legal representative of the RDIS organization for just over 3 years from Feb/2018 to March/2021, in a period where we made great achievements in many development projects including our flagship project, the Carbon Project for distributing Improved Cook Stoves in Rwanda (CCER-1).
RDIS organisation's project for distribution of improved cook stoves in Rwanda has reached the final project stage of issuance. On 19/11/2020 RDIS's carbon credits were issued by the CDM in respect of the three ICSEA CPAs (Uganda Carbon Bureau) that were recently monitored and verified, of which RDIS's share was 7,635.
Note: Issuance is the final project stage which occurs after third-party auditors have guaranteed a project has avoided carbon dioxide or its equivalent. Once a project has met all requirements by its voluntary standard, the developer can apply to a standards body to issue eligible offsets. Issuance takes place once a carbon offset project has been validated, verified, and undergone other required processes.
CARBON CREDITS IN ACTION – More than 6,300 households in Rwanda are cooking on improved rural wood stoves which have been distributed by RDIS organization in the past 3 years. By purchasing carbon credits through this project you will not only improve people’s lives and reduce carbon emissions, but you will also alleviate other problems associated with the use of firewood such as eye and respiratory diseases.
Over the last three years, RDIS through CCER project was able to distribute and install a number of Rural Wood Stoves and has also distributed Ceramic Water Filters among the poor families in its operational areas (Shyogwe, Butare, Kigeme and Cyangugu dioceses).