News from the AWF
All the latest news from the African Water Facility (AWF).
From 25-28 January 2016, in Abidjan, a capacity building event is organized by the AWF on the Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) approach.
(In French only) La Facilité africaine de l’eau vient d’approuver un don de 1,8 million d’euros en faveur de Madagascar pour doter huit villes de plans d’assainissement. L’objectif du projet est de renforcer le développement économique et social de ces villes grâce à des programmes d’actions pour la gestion intégrée des eaux pluviales, des excreta, des eaux usées et des déchets solides. Les zones concernées (Toliara, Taolagnaro, Antsirabe, Toamasina, Nosy-Be, Fianarantsoa, Mahajanga et Antsiranana) regroupent 1,6 million d’habitants.
(In French Only) 20 july 2015 - The African Water Facility has announced that it is providing a € 1.9 million grant to the Government of the Demogratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to drinking water and wastewater services in Kinshasa and the expansion of services to West of the city, benefiting over 3.5 million people
AWF catalyses the development of waste management businesses to improve sanitation services in Arba Minch, Ethiopia
1 July, 2015 – The African Water Facility (AWF) announced on Wednesday 1 July, 2015, that it is providing a 1.2 million grant to the Government of Ethiopia to improve sanitation and fecal waste management in Arba Minch. The project will benefit over 21,000 people who will have access to improved toilet facilities. It will also boost local agriculture through the provision of new and affordable fertilizer.
What’s the future of sanitation in Africa? The sector has been sluggish at reaching the objectives set out by the Millennium Development Goals, disappointing even the most optimistic advocates. Should all hopes go “down the drain”? Not yet, according to Ousseynou Guene, sanitation specialist for the African Water Facility.