Today the World marks the #EarthDay 2020 under the theme 'Climate Action'.
We are celebrating while staying safe at home!
On this special #EarthDay www.earthday.org, the Ministry of Environment - Rwanda has asked everyone in Rwanda to celebrate while staying safe at home. The ministry #EnvironmentRw invites also everyone to share his or her favourite photos of nature in Rwanda using the hashtags #EarthDay and #GreenRwanda!
We are happy to have done it in all our social media outlets.
RDIS executive secretary Viateur Ntarindwa and staff members organized successfully a 4 days program for a retreat, work on our new strategic planning and seminars on professional ethics and values from 24 to 27 February 2020.
This comprehensive but very interesting program brought together all staff members and the founding Church leaders from the Anglican dioceses of Butare, Cyangugu, Kigeme and Shyogwe.
The most important part of the program took place in Tuesday 25/02 at the training centre of Butare diocese and was led by the Chairperson and legal representative of RDIS organization Bishop Nathan Gasatura.
To conclude this program, on Thursday 27/02 RDIS staff members attended a workshop on professional ethics and values which was led by the retired Bishop Augustine Mvunabandi at the Sovu Monastery for Benedictine nuns near the town of Butare.
We are thankful for the financial support from the United Evangelical Mission (UEM), which enabled us to implement this important project.
Staff members of RDIS organization are happy to have carried out successfully the on-site verification of our Improved #CookStoves Project (CCER) in the above mentioned days. The UN Auditor KBS commissioned the renowned technical expert for Emission Trade, Engineer Mr David Lubanga to do the work.
In the audit team, we had also the senior consultant from our PoA ICSEA (Improved Cook Stoves for East Africa Project), Ms Sarah Kihuguru.
Based on deliberations during the closing meeting, so far, the auditor is satisfied by what he has verified concerning monitored data, management and operational system of the project.
The auditor was also very much satisfied with the findings of physical inspection of the project activities, household visiting and the interviews he conducted with our stove users, interviewing of RDIS staff members from the headquarters up to the field offices and enumerators, monitoring personnel, local partners, distributors etc.