Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda

Department for International Development (DFID), 2017 - 2020

The SDMR program aims to contribute to the economically and environmentally sustainable growth of Rwanda’s mining sector. It will do this by improving the overall business-enabling environment and piloting mining service centres for ASM companies and cooperatives. As technical partner in a consortium led by CARDNO Emerging Markets, Projekt-Consult particularly supports the Rwandan Mining, Petroleum, and Gas Board in managing its existing geological data and in optimizing the current mining license / cadastre management system. In this regard a new centralised national geo-data information management system will be developed that includes a variety of different maps and documents about the Rwandan geology, mining and the mineral resource potential of the country. The system can be accessed via a user-friendly online portal. Additionally, our experts work on the establishment of two ASM mining and processing service centres at district level which provide geological-technical and business administrative support to ASM cooperatives and companies in the surrounding area.