The Ministry of Environment is pleased to inform business owners and operators that applications for the Rwanda Green Growth Industry Awards are open until midnight on Friday 19 October. The Rwanda Green Growth Industry Awards recognise industries and SMEs which have demonstrated green growth best practices, including those related to resource efficiency and clean production. The awards are co-organised by the Ministry of Environment in collaboration with NIRDA and the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre. The aim of the awards is to create an incentive, awareness and a recognition system for industries and SMEs to adopt green technologies that promote sustainable patterns of production and consumption that are resource and energy efficient, low-carbon and low waste, non-polluting and safe, and which produce products that are responsibly managed throughout their lifecycle. The Rwanda Green Growth Industry Award also aims to raise awareness on how such green growth approaches reduce costs of production, while at the same time increasing environmental performance and competitiveness. The award will be announced during the Africa Green Growth Forum – a week long gathering of investors, policy makers and business leaders from across the continent to share experiences in the green growth and climate resilient development and advance the continent’s green growth agenda. All companies that participated in the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production programme of LVEMP II from 2013 are eligible and encouraged to participate. The submission of applications will be close on Friday 19 October. A site visit shall be made to all applicants by the organising committee to verify information provided in the assessment tools from 22 October to 2 November 2018. The awards will be presented in five categories: Water Use Management Award, Energy and GHG Management Award, Wastewater Management Award, Material and Solid Waste Management Award, Overall Corporate Green Growth Award and Certificates. To learn more about each the awards and to apply, visit greengrowth.rw/awards/industry/. About the Africa Green Growth Forum The Africa Green Growth Forum is a series of events bringing together investors, policy makers and business leaders from across the continent to share experiences in green growth and climate resilient development. The inaugural Africa Green Growth Forum is being organised to advance efforts and draw attention to the importance of sustainable economic transformation and signal green growth as a priority for the continent. The Africa Green Growth Forum will take place from 26-30 November 2018 in Kigali and is being organised by the Government of Rwanda with support from a range of partners from across the continent and around the world. Visit greengrowth.rw to learn more. Media Enquiries Please direct any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Steven Niyonzima at email@example.com or on +250 788 306 742.