Rwanda is a small, land-locked country located in East Central Africa. Bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda has a population of about 12.5 million people. Rwanda is an emerging leader in global environmental governance; and is party to 18 Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) which attests to the willingness of the country to deter environmental degradation and address climate change. In 2020, Rwanda was the first country in Africa to submit its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to UNFCCC with the ambition to reduce 38% of its GHG emissions by 2030.
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Kigali

Founded in 1907 as a small colonial outpost with little link to the outside world, Kigali has today come of age as the capital of Rwanda. Located at the country’s geographical heart, the rapidly growing city is Rwanda’s most important business center and main point of entry. Among the safest and friendliest of Africa’s capital cities, Kigali is blessed with a moderate high altitude and temperate climate. The capital is presently inhabited by approximately 1.2 million inhabitants. Kigali is 70% rural with a population which is relatively young- the youth make up about 60% and women make slightly more the 50%. The Rwandan capital provides both a comfortable and welcoming introduction to the ‘land of a thousand hills’ and is an ideal springboard from which to explore this magical country.
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