For non-Governmental Organizations, it is not usual to own fixed asset “office included “ given almost all financial partners can’t provide financial support for that and furthermore they consider owning building, land or any other fixed assets as like running away from their purpose of serving the communities. From when it was registered by Rwanda Governance Board in 2015, RDIS continues to strive for self-reliance as to ensure the sustainability of diaconic services we deliver to the communities.
Together with CANOPY ENERGY company, which pledges to fight global warming by focusing on producing clean energy and reducing carbon emissions, we plan to distribute 50,000 Improved Cook Stoves to all eligible households in the Rusizi district in Western Rwanda over the next 2 years.
Providing households with improved cook stoves reduces the wood consumption by a factor 2.5, and thus limits the emissions of greenhouse gases due to cooking. This project alone should prevent the emission of 700,000 tCO2eq over the next 7 years. Clean cooking solutions also significantly reduce the smoke in households, improving health conditions.
For more information about CANOPY ENERGY activities, please visit: https://canopy-energy.com/en/canopy-energy/
On 27th September 2022 in Wuppertal, the leaders of the two Churches; the Shyogwe Diocese of the Anglican Church of Rwanda represented by the Rt. Dr. Jered Kalimba and the Gereja Batak Karo Protestan (GBKP) represented by Rev Krismas Imanta Barus signed the partnership agreement between the two Churches.
Climate-Smart Agriculture project was developed and is being implemented by RDIS organisation together with two dioceses of the Anglican church of Rwanda, namely Shyogwe and Cyangugu. The project is implemented in two phases, starting with Cyangugu diocese. It is meant to address the adverse effects of climate change, such as land degradation, deforestation, lower food production, unemployment etc, while also complementing the nation's efforts in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Rwanda.
The general objective of this project is therefore to increase farmer's productivity by introducing the use of solar-powered irrigation farming and greenhouses technologies, as well as to enhance environmental protection in the communities by providing training on field to 200 households in Nyamiyaga sector and 200 households in Kamembe sector.
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The farm manager of Mbayaya Farm (from EAR Church - Shyogwe diocese) showing the visitor from UEM, Susanne Seiler the position of the second phase of the CSA project. The farm needs a considerable investment to be productive and therefore contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals in Rwanda. (March 2022)