Grants for water projects in Africa

The African Water Facility (AWF) is an initiative led by the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) to mobilise resources to finance water resources development activities in Africa. It is hosted and managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Over its first six years of operation the AWF developed a portfolio of grants covering 84 projects in 51 countries including Africa’s most vulnerable states.

On average each €1 contributed by the AWF has attracted €35 in additional follow-up investments.

Mission and strategy

Mission and strategy

The AWF helps African countries meet the goals and targets for the water and sanitation sector set by the Millennium Development Goals 2015 and the African Water Vision 2025.

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History

History

Established in 2004, the African Water Facility received its funding in 2005 and became operational in 2006, when it funded its first project: Support for the creation of the Volta River Basin Authority.

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Governance

Governance

The Governing Council decides the general policy and direction of the AWF. It is made up of 13 members appointed by AMCOW, donors to the fund, the African Development Bank, the African Union and UN-Water/Africa.

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Donors and funding

Donors and funding

Since 2006 the AWF has mobilised €151.2 million from 15 bilateral, multilateral financial institutions, foundations and African governments.

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The Team

The Team

The AWF team is based in the African Development Bank and is composed of a wide range of experts with broad international experience.

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Partners

Partners

The AWF partners and consults with a wide range of multilateral and bilateral institutions from the water sector and related areas to maximise the impact of its projects.

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Events

Take a look at the calendar of events.

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