On November 9, the Rapid Planning project has held it’s first annual stakeholder workshop for the Rwandan chapter of the project with over 40 participants Kigali. Among the participant’s were representative from the Government of Rwanda, the City of Kigali, the University of Rwanda, International and Bi-lateral Development Organisations, Civil Society and from the twelve German universities and research institutions of the Rapid Planning project consortium.
The objective of this workshop was to report back to the Rwandan partners on the project activities recently implemented in Kigali, and most importantly on the milestones that the project has reached so far. The information presented to the audience was well received and also triggered a lively discussion amongst the participants.
The Rapid Planning methodology was outlined for the first time to the participants. This included questions of data gathering, material flow analysis, trans-sectoral stakeholder mapping, urban development and environmental planning and capacity building.
A highlight was the sharing of experiences entry project and summer school and the presentation of a new green building rating system that was developed by project partners.
The workshop concluded with outlining opportunities for the increased academic cooperation in 2017 and the cooperation in supporting the emerging green economy of Rwanda. Moreover, the Rapid Planning project anticipates testing the methodology in Nyarugenge District of Kigali City.