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The African Water Facility Supports Mozambique’s resilience to climate change and reducing vulnerability to floods in Inhambane and Chimoio

The African Water Facility Supports Mozambique’s resilience to climate change and reducing vulnerability to floods in Inhambane and Chimoio

The Government of the Republic of Mozambique and the African Water Facility (AWF) has entered into a grant agreement for a feasibility study on Urban Sanitation, Drainage and Solid Waste Management in Chimoio and Inhambane. The grant agreement was signed on January 27, 2017 by the Minister of Economy and Finance Adriano Afonso Maleiane and the Country Manager for the African Development Bank Joseph M. Ribeiro. The project was launched in workshops in Maputo on March 8, in Chimoio on March 9 and another one will be held in Inhambane on March 14. This AWF €1.6-million grant project will contribute to improve livelihood conditions and climate change resilience for the 310,000 citizens of the Municipalities of Chimoio and Inhambane. This will be achieved by reducing the risk of flooding and improving the public health.

Categories: Mozambique, Climate change mitigation, Project preparation, Flood or drought protection, Sanitation and hygiene

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The African Water Facility promotes sustainable growth through climate resilient water resources development in Southern Africa

The African Water Facility promotes sustainable growth through climate resilient water resources development in Southern Africa

The African Water Facility (AWF) approved a grant of about €2 million to support a multinational transboundary project to prepare a Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy and Multipurpose Project for the Orange-Senqu River Basin, serving the population of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa. The main goal of this project is to promote sustainable socio-economic growth in the basin riparian countries through climate resilient water resources development in the framework of basin wide cooperation led by the Orange Senqu River Basin Commission (ORASECOM). The project will foster enhanced sustainable water resources management of the basin, increased investments based on better planning allowing more multipurpose projects to address the livelihood needs of the communities living in rural and urban areas.

Categories: Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, Namibia, Project preparation, Integrated water resources management

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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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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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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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