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All the latest news from the African Water Facility (AWF).

Capacity building workshop on Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM)

Capacity building workshop on Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM)

From 25-28 January 2016, in Abidjan, a capacity building event is organized by the AWF on the Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) approach.

Categories: Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Integrated water resources management, Water governance, Sanitation and hygiene, Climate change adaptation

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Investment plans for sanitation in eight Malagasy cities

Investment plans for sanitation in eight Malagasy cities

(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.

Categories: Climate change adaptation, Sanitation and hygiene, Water governance, Integrated water resources management

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Improving drinking water and sanitation services in Kinshasa

Improving drinking water and sanitation services in Kinshasa

(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

Categories: Congo, Democratic Republic of, Project preparation, Integrated water resources management, Sanitation and hygiene

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AWF catalyses the development of waste management businesses to improve sanitation services in Arba Minch, Ethiopia

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.

Categories: Ethiopia, Climate change mitigation, Sanitation and hygiene

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AWF suggests potential sanitation revolution around the corner at AfricaSan 4 Conference

AWF suggests potential sanitation revolution around the corner at AfricaSan 4 Conference

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.

Categories: Senegal, Innovation, Sanitation and hygiene, Public-Private Partnership

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