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World Water Week 2016 Stockholm

African Water Facility and African Development Bank at World Water Week: Water for all by 2030

The African Water Facility and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are participating in World Water Week, in Stockholm (Sweden) from 29 August to 2 September. This year’s edition holds under the theme Water for Sustainable Growth. The World Water Week is the leading annual global event for tackling global water issues and development related challenges.

Categories: Drinking water, Gender equity, Climate change adaptation, Environmental protection, Flood or drought protection, Water governance, Water knowledge

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Developing rainwater to reduce poverty and tackle drought

Developing rainwater to reduce poverty and tackle drought in Cameroon

The African Water Facility (AWF) grants 1.3 million Euros to Cameroon to finance a study on the mobilization and use of rainwater in the northern part of the country. The project will address the concerns of two million inhabitants of the region: food security, employment, increased revenue, effects of climate change…

Categories: Cameroon, Agricultural water management, Gender equity, Sanitation and hygiene, Project preparation

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Combating desertification and climate change in Burkina Faso

Combating desertification and climate change in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is the first country to benefit from a climate change focused grant (to the tune of EURO 838,000) by the African Water Facility (AWF), after AWF’s call for proposals launched in September 2014.

Categories: Burkina, Climate change adaptation, Project preparation

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Boosting hydropower and irrigation in Tanzania

Boosting hydropower and irrigation in Tanzania

Tanzania is expected to benefit from a boost in hydropower generation and irrigation development thanks to a new study financed by the African Water Facility (AWF). This EUR 2-million grant will help the government of Tanzania launch the pre-feasibility study of a multipurpose dam, irrigation and hydropower project in Kikonge (South West).

Categories: Tanzania, Project preparation, Hydropower, Agricultural water management

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Ensuring long-term water safety in Tunisia

Ensuring long-term water safety in Tunisia

In order to manage water fairly, sustainably and efficiently, the African Water Facility (AWF) has approved a grant of 1.4 million euros to Tunisia. This donation will be used to implement the project entitled “Development of the vision and strategy of the water sector by 2050.” This project will take an integrated management approach on resources to contribute to the country’s socioeconomic development.

Categories: Tunisia, Water governance, Integrated water resources management

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