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The African Water Facility supports improved smallholder farmers resilience to climate change through irrigation upscaling in Zambia

The African Water Facility supports improved smallholder farmers resilience to climate change through irrigation upscaling in Zambia

The African Water Facility (AWF) held a one-day event on November 9, 2016 to launch the Upscaling Smallholder Irrigation (USI) project, which aims to help develop smallholder irrigation in Zambia. The AWF €1.4-million grant to finance a set of studies facilitating the upscaling of the USI project will contribute to better livelihood conditions, job creation and climate change resilience of smallholder farmers in the country.

Categories: Zambia, Project preparation, Agricultural water management

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Consultative Workshop on AWF 2017-2025 Long Term Strategy Heden Golf Hotel, Abidjan, 27-28 October 2016

Consultative Workshop on AWF 2017-2025 Long Term Strategy Heden Golf Hotel, Abidjan, 27-28 October 2016

This workshop will undertake close consultation with the AMCOW TAC, AMCOW EXCO, Donors, Investors, Beneficiaries and other key stakeholders to obtain broad consensus and commitment and to ensure that the AWF operational focus and areas of intervention in the draft strategy accurately reflects the AMCOW water agenda, Africa Water Vision and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Categories: Ivory Coast

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The African Water Facility explores innovative approaches to improve access to urban sanitation at Dakar Workshop

The African Water Facility explores innovative approaches to improve access to urban sanitation at Dakar Workshop

The African Water Facility (AWF) in collaboration with the AfDB office in Senegal (SNFO) organized a regional workshop in Dakar for three days from October 4 to 6 to highlight the importance of issues relating to urban sanitation in Africa.

Categories: Senegal, Innovation, Sanitation and hygiene

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African Water Facility turns waste management into strategic input for local production value chain in Ethiopia

African Water Facility turns waste management into strategic input for local production value chain in Ethiopia

The African Water Facility (AWF) held a three-day event from September 28 to 30, 2016 to launch the Improved Sanitation Value Chain (ISVC) project, which aims to serve the urban poor in Arba Minch Town, one of the major cities of Southern Ethiopia. The AWF €1.5-million grant to the ISVC project will contribute toimprove sanitation and faecal waste management for more than 21,000 Arba Minch citizens while boosting the local businesses and agricultural production with the provision of eco-friendly and affordable fertilisers.

Categories: Ethiopia, Sanitation and hygiene, Climate change mitigation

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Improving Mozambique’s resilience to climate change and reducing vulnerability to floods

Improving Mozambique’s resilience to climate change and reducing vulnerability to floods

The African Water Facility (AWF) grants €1,8 million to Mozambique to finance a development plan and feasibility studies for urban sanitation, drainage and solid waste management in Chimoio and Inhambane. The 310,000 inhabitants of the two municipalities are facing serious sanitation and urban flood issues.

Categories: Mozambique, Flood or drought protection, Climate change adaptation, Project preparation

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