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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 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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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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Marondera, a pilot city for Integrated Urban Water Management in Zimbabwe

Pilot city project to guide achievement of universal water supply and sanitation access in Zimbabwe

The implementation of an Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) Masterplan will help Marondera city of Zimbabwe reach universal access to drinking water and sanitation by 2025. The design of Marondera’s IUWM masterplan is supported by a EUR 2 million grant from the African Water Facility (AWF) with a view to ensuring sustainable management of water and sanitation services for the region’s population.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Project preparation, Drinking water, Sanitation and hygiene, Integrated water resources management, Innovation

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