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Rwanda satellite map (Image: NASA)

Rwandans can now easily access land-use plans and other spatial data through the National Land Use Planning Portal (NLUPP).

The portal, the first of its kind in Africa, has been established on Esri's ArcGIS platform by the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority with the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

“Disseminating national and district land use plans to the public, facilitating access to information related to land use planning in Rwanda and increasing awareness and education on land use planning in Rwanda” are the primary objectives of the effort, according to the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority.

The NLUPP will help to increase awareness and transparency on land use planning in the country and the transparency, facilitate... read more

Publishing Date: 10/03/2015
Rwanda, Rusumo Falls (Image: Amakuru)

The upper legislative chamber of the Rwandan parliament passed a new bill on disaster management. It is the first ever bill in Rwanda that will address the management,... read more

Publishing Date: 17/02/2015

Disaster

Several areas of the Rwanda have experienced floods following ongoing above normal heavy rains which resulted in a landslide in Rubavu district on 26th March 2010. Communities in three cells of Rubavu sector are among those most impacted by landslides. As a consequence of heavy rains along the Rwanda hills of Rubavu districts in Western Province; approximately 5,920 people have been affected out of whom approximately 1,184 families are homeless due to destroyed houses and risks.

Source: GlideNumber

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