Supporting water projects throughout Africa

The African Water Facility (AWF) gives grants and technical assistance to mobilise investment for water projects throughout Africa.

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Investment plans for sanitation in eight Malagasy cities

Investment plans for sanitation in eight Malagasy cities

14/01/2016

(In French only) LA FAE approuve un don de 1 803 500 euros pour l’élaboration de schémas directeurs d’assainissement de huit villes de Madagascar. L’objectif est d’assainir les zones insalubres en améliorant la gestion intégrée des déchets.

Supporting multi-purpose water storage to build climate resilience in Mozambique

Supporting multi-purpose water storage to build climate resilience in Mozambique

18/12/2014

December 15, 2014 – The Government of Mozambique has received a 3.4 million grant to conduct a feasibility study for the development of a climate adaptation project in the lower Limpopo region. The study will prepare the building...

Somaliland Water Resources Management and Investment Plan

Somaliland Water Resources Management and Investment Plan

12/12/2014

November 2014- The Government of Somalia has received a €3-million grant to support a project designed to build resilience to climate change and reduce water stress in Somaliland. The AWF grant will support the preparation of a...

Preparing a strategic action plan for the Komadugu-Yobe Basin

Preparing a strategic action plan for the Komadugu-Yobe Basin

12/12/2014

October 2014- the Hadejia-Jama'are-Komadugu-Yobe Basin Trust Fund  has received a €2 million grant to prepare a strategic action plan to develop water resources in the Komadugu-Yobe basin in Northern Nigeria. The plan will address...

Niger Basin – multipurpose infrastructure to adapt to climate change

Niger Basin – multipurpose infrastructure to adapt to climate change

19/12/2013

December 2013 – The Niger Basin Authority received a €1.5 million grant to conduct feasibility studies for infrastructure aimed at adapting to climate change. The AWF will also catalyse investments through supporting technical,...

Project cycle

A typical project cycle takes six months to first disbursement of grant funding. Grants are generally divided in tranches, released as the project meets defined milestones:

  • 0 – 3 months: Approval
  • 3 – 6 months: Effectiveness
  • 6 months: 1st disbursement
  • 15 months: 2nd disbursement

Projects can last anything from two to five years depending on the complexity and scope. Grants range from €50,000 to €5,000,000.

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