In Rwanda, the population relies almost entirely on charcoal or firewood to cover household energy needs, and woodfuel is by far the main harvested forest product. National surveys confirmed that the country was facing an impending wood supply crisis and that forest resources were starting to be overharvested.
The Belgian Technical Cooperation commissioned Prospect C&S to formulate the “Forest Management and woody Biomass Energy support project”. This forestry intervention was designed to work at the junction between large scale wood production and fuelwood downstream processing and to contribute to climate change mitigation efforts of the country.
Client: Belgian Technical Cooperation
Period: 11/2015 – 02/2016