The UNFCCC secretariat has issued over 13,000 Certified Emission Reduction (CERs) credits for the Gigawatt Global Programme of Activities (PoA) in Rwanda. Carbon Africa is currently acting as carbon asset developer, transaction advisor and CDM loan scheme manager in order to secure CDM and Gold Standard issuances. In addition to its contribution to climate change mitigation, the project has also brought numerous socio-economic benefits to local communities in Rwanda, for instance, increase in employment opportunities and solar education for the local residents and Rwandese population in general.