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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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AWF Named Project Preparation Facility of the Year by Africa Investor

AWF Named Project Preparation Facility of the Year by Africa Investor

June 9, 2015, The African Water Facility (AWF) was recognized as “Project Preparation Facility of the Year” at the Africa investor (Ai) CEO Infrastructure Developers and Investment Summit 2015, during a ceremony held in Cape Town, Tuesday June 2.

Categories: South Africa, Project preparation, Innovation

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Improving sanitation services to raise school girl attendance in South Africa

Improving sanitation services to raise school girl attendance in South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa, February 19, 2014 - The African Water Facility announced on Monday, February 16, 2015, that it is providing a €1.2-million grant to help improve school sanitation facilities in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Over 100,000 students will directly benefit from this project, which will also create business opportunities for entrepreneurs as well as employment for local youth.

Categories: South Africa, Gender equity, Sanitation and hygiene

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African Water Facility promotes multiple use water services to increase access to water of rural and peri-urban communities in South Africa

African Water Facility promotes multiple use water services to increase access to water of rural and peri-urban communities in South Africa

Tunis, Tunisia – The African Water Facility (AWF) offered on August 20, 2014 a €1.3 million grant to the Water Research Commission of the Republic of South Africa to improve water delivery services, an initiative that will be...

Categories: South Africa, Agricultural water management, Innovation

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