This project's purpose is to undertake catchment management activities to ensure the sustainability of the dam as well as to improve the livelihood of the communities in the catchment and to mobilize necessary resources to finance the downstream sub-projects, i.e. irrigation, livestock water use, domestic water supply, and sanitation in Rwanda.
The objective of the program is to improve water, energy, food and nutrition security by harnessing water resources for irrigation, domestic, livestock use and hydropower generation, while ensuring sustainability of the resources and building resilience against climate change and variability. The first set of components under the program are: 1) dam construction and hydro power plant installation; 2) Preparatory studies for downstream investments; and 3) Program management and institutional support.
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB
The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or email@example.com. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/