As the African water sector’s primary instrument aimed at mobilising resources to bridge the huge investment gap, the AWF offers a unique value proposition to African governments and the development community: Since inception in 2006, AWF-funded projects have mobilised more than €1 billion in committed follow-on investments for the broader water sector, including water supply, sanitation, irrigation and hydropower. This represents a leverage ratio of 1:34. AWF’s track record, with 70% of projects prepared securing the financing needed for implementation, and governance interventions that have advanced integrated water resources management across the continent, offers an exceptional ability to deliver results and attract much-needed investments for water infrastructure and services. In recognition of its achievements and unique positioning, the AWF won the “Project Preparation Facility of the Year Award” at the 2015 Africa Investor CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit and Infrastructure Investment Awards.
- AWF Strategy 2017-2025 (1.97 MB)
This article written by Daniel Verdeil, Water Resources Management Specialist at the AWF, provides a general overview of AWF capacity building activities and explains how they contribute to the development of the water sector.
Un-sewered Sanitation Improvements for the Urban-Poor: an overview of the African Water Facility project portfolio15/08/2014
This report captures lessons learnt from the design and implementation of 14 innovative urban sanitation projects aiming at improving fecal sludge management in poor urban areas in Africa. It particularly focuses on identifying how the projects have incorporated strategies to promote the delivery of sanitation services that is effective and sustainable.
At the Africa Water Week in Dakar, Senegal on May 29, 2014, AWF coordinator Akissa Bahri inspired a high-level audience, with innovative ways of mitigating and adapting to the impacts of climate change on Africa's water resources.
(French only) This brochure summarizes the results of a study on the potential and vulnerability to climate change of the Iullemeden and Taoudéni / Tanezrouft aquifer systems, which are shared between West Africa and North Africa.
An infographic that highlights some of the key impacts of effective water resources management in Africa.
An infographic on the issue of energy and Water in Africa and what the AWF has been doing to improve access on the continent. For more information on the water-energy nexus see our blog post on managing water resources to transform Africa's energy reality
An AWF information brief on the challenges of climate change in relation to water resources management in Africa, and action undertaken by the AWF to address the issue.