Climate Change Adaptation in Rwanda Fact Sheet
This adaptation fact sheet provides an overview of sector vulnerabilities and adaptation actions for Rwanda. Severe weather events, particularly droughts, have historically imposed heavy costs in Rwanda. The projected impacts of climate change may increase the frequency and compound the ramifications of these events, potentially undermining food security, health, and economic growth. A number of adaptation needs remain, including mainstreaming adaptation into the country’s long-term development framework, vulnerability assessments for critical sectors, and development of a national climate change strategy that clearly identifies priority sector and ecosystem vulnerabilities and means for addressing them. Accomplishing these challenges requires overcoming and addressing existing barriers regarding data availability and accessibility, as well as the limited capacity to conduct meteorological and hydrological analysis and forecasting. Rwanda has initiated important steps to determine vulnerability and adaptation priorities. However, a number of critical adaptation needs remain and include mainstreaming adaptation into the country’s planning frameworks.Find other country and regional climate risk management resources here.