Rwanda adopted an Environment and Natural Resources Sector plan (2009 - 2013) - "Towards a Green, Clean, Healthy and Wealthy Rwanda", to ensure a sustainable management of natural resources and environment to meet the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) and MDG targets, Vision 2020 aspirations and the country's international commitments.
Source: Ministry of Natural Resources, Republic of Rwanda
"The implementation of the Environment and Natural Resources Strategic Plan will ensure that sustainable use of environmental goods and services and rational unilization of natural resources secure benefits to present and future generation. The ENR Strategic plan is formulated in the context of:
a) integrating/ mainstreaming environmental sustainability into all development processes, building on the successes already registered so as to ensure that economic growth that Rwanda aspires for is genuinely pro-poor and less damaging to the environment;
b) ensuring coherent and coordinated ENR governance;
c) deepening decentralization as the overall service delivery framework this entails recognizing the role of and providing sufficient capacity building support to local governments and other actors in ENR management;
d) Managing results in a transparent and accountable way so as to enhance efficient and effective resource use i.e. embedding a robust monitoring, evaluation and learning framework;
e) building a knowledge base for sustainable resources management that is grounded in technology and innovation."