Rwanda - Inland Lakes Integrated Development and Management Support Project (PAIGELAC)

Project Summary

Approval Date 06 Oct 2004
Signature Date 17 Nov 2004
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2012
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2012
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31320
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 14,688,768.57
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present intervention concerns the Inland Lakes Integrated Development and Management Support Project. It falls within the priority areas of the national poverty reduction strategy. The project should help build national capacities in the sustainable management of fish resources, ensure a lasting build up of fish stocks over 25,000 hectares of water bodies, protect 35,000 hectares of catchment areas and induce an additional annual production of 10,000 tonnes of fish and 1,000 of pigs and poultry. At the economic level, the project should also generate savings in foreign exchange with the gradual substitution of fish imports estimated at RWF 1.8 billion annually. The project comprises three main components, namely: (i) institutional capacity building; (ii) improvement of production and marketing; and (iii) project management. The main expected outputs are: (i) building of the institutional capacities of fishery sub-sector operators, NGOs, fishery administration and local communities involved; (ii) integrated management of 25,000 hectares of water bodies and protection of 35,000 hectares of watersheds; (iii) increase in the national fish production by 10,000 tonnes per year, associated animals by 1,000 tonnes per year and the diversification of the activities of fishermen; and (iv) improvement of basic infrastructure, equipment and services.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the project is to contribute to strengthening food security. The specific objective is to improve the incomes of actors in the fishery sub-sector in a sustainable manner.


The project beneficiaries are the populations of the 17 riparian districts estimated at 1.3 million inhabitants, of whom 0.7 million are women, that is, 54%. The latter are generally poor and highly disadvantaged in terms of access to basic social services. In general, households are vulnerable but more particularly 57% of them are headed by women and minors.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Rwanda
Ministère de l'Agriculture et des Ressources Animales


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-AAF-001
Last Update 22 Nov 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Rwanda
Coordinates Location Name
-2.2296 30.36 Lac Sake
-2.0397 30.7645 Lac Cyambwe
-2.0446 30.8085 Lac Rwampanga
-2.185 30.2361 Lac Rumira
-1.48627 29.749 Lac Ruhondo
-2.0439 30.7402 Lac Nasho
-2.16842 30.2267 Lac Kidogo
-1.8722 30.3574 Lac Muhazi
-2.10833 30.3083 Lac Mugesera
-2.2225 30.2493 Lac Mirayi