For about three decades RDIS organization has been implementing successfully a number of interventions for promoting sustainable and holistic development of the people, for example by initiating projects for environmental protection, income generation and modern farming.
Our current main projects include:
- Carbon Credits for Emission Reduction (CCER): This is a Carbon project for improving living standards of households and reducing the strain on natural resources through the distribution of Improved Cook Stoves (ICS) and Ceramic Water Filters (CWF).
A project for supplying ‘Solar Home Systems’ in Off-grid areas in the EAR and EPR Churches
The Anglican Church of Rwanda, dioceses of Butare, Cyangugu, Kigeme and Shyogwe via the Rural Development Inter-diocesan Service(RDIS) in collaboration with Eglise Presbyterienne au Rwanda (EPR) have recently started to jointly implement a pilot phase for a project for supplying ‘Solar Home Systems’ in Off-grid areas in their repsective Churches.
The two UEM member Churches are thus implementing an environmental protection project by investing in renewable energy sources (Solar Home Systems) in cooperation with ONE-FOR-THE-CLIMATE, whereby the invested capital will have to paid back.
- RDIS organization is implementing a “Waste Management Project” in Rwanda to improve waste management practices through a participatory process where all key stakeholders contribute to developing and implementing actions to reduce domestic waste through practical, cost effective and sustainable methods.
- Church and Community Transformation (CCT) programme: It is an approach that is used by some development agents to mobilize church and community members in the fight against abject poverty using the resources at their disposal. The programme intends to help churches and communities to achieve material, spiritual, social and economic transformation through mindset change, change in the way of thinking and doing things.
- For many years RDIS has been collaborating with government leadership especially at the local level (District, Sectors, Cells and Villages) in establishment, running and managing nursery beds, which reach nearly half of the population of Rwanda from Gitarama (RDIS headquarter) to Cyangugu, i.e. in the Southern and Western Provinces.
The overall goal of the project is to have an environmentally friendly, ecologically stable and economically flourishing Rwanda for the benefit of the people of Rwanda. By the end December 2017 the project will have distributed and aided to plant 200,000 tree seedlings for fruit and agro-forestry. Each tree nursery bed has 25,000 seedlings for agro-forestry, i.e. forestry and fruit trees.
NB: RDIS organisation is continuously implementing a number of other projects for Poverty Eradication: Here we mobilize villagers to address the following issues through capacity building and training as well as practical support: Modern Agriculture, Savings Cooperatives, Income Generation, Water & Sanitation and Environmental Protection.