Rwanda: Helping government develop green secondary cities

Helping government to plan investment in infrastructure for the future

The Greener Secondary Cities programme aims to provide Rwanda with a clear vision of how its secondary cities will develop, driving investments across all infrastructure and service sectors. Planning and developing these cities appropriately will ensure that the places where Rwandans live will be fit for decades to come.

IMC was appointed by the Korean non-profit foundation Global Green Growth Initiative in 2014 to help Rwanda achieve its ambition for green economic and urban development.

The project focuses on six secondary cities of Huye, Musanze, Nyagatare, Rubavu, Rusizi and Muhanga, but aims to collate and disseminate lessons learnt by dealing with implications for Kigali, along with Kigali’s interdependence with secondary cities and other district centres.

Project Name

Developing Rwandan secondary cities as model green cities with green economic opportunities.

project status



Green Growth Initiative

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James Reeves

Senior Technical Director, Economics and Finance
last updated

August 22, 2018