In order to understand the data management framework for the environmental sector in Rwanda, the analysis in this chap- ter is presented in four sections, namely data availability, ap- plication, networking and capacity building.
This section seeks to address the question: what data is avail- able and where is it? The assessment looks at what data the institutions have and where some of the gaps are. Data issues such as methods of collection, quality, accuracy and condi- tions of access are also discussed.
Institutions involved in data collection and management
A number of institutions in Rwanda are involved in data collection and management of environmental information. These include the government, non-governmental organisa- tions and the private sector. Those that responded to the sur- vey questionnaire included:
• Ministry of Environment and Lands (MINELA) • Ministry of Health (MINISANTE) • Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) • Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI)
• Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN)
• Rwanda Development Board (RDB) • Centre for Geographic Information Systems and Re- mote Sensing of the National University of Rwanda (CGIS-NUR)
• Institute de Sciences Agronomiques du Rwanda (ISAR) • National Land Centre (NLC) • National Forest Authority (NAFA) • Geology and Mines Authority (OGMR) • National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) • Rwanda Electricity Corporation-Rwanda Water and Sanitation Corporation (RECO-RWASCO)
• Rwanda Environmental Awareness Services Organiza- tion Network (REASON)
• Rwanda Environmental NGOs Forum (RENGOF) • Rwanda Bamboo Society • Rwanda Initiative for Sustainable Development (RISD) • Nyarugenge District Environment Office • Karongi district