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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Tackling rising sanitation issues in the Seychelles through integrated approach

Tackling rising sanitation issues in the Seychelles through integrated approach

19/01/2015

Victoria, Seychelles – The Government of Seychelles has received a €1.07 million grant for the development of an Integrated Comprehensive Sanitation Plan for the islands.

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...

Development and implementation of a Niger Integrated Water Resource Management (IRWM) plan

Development and implementation of a Niger Integrated Water Resource Management (IRWM) plan

20/12/2013

December 2013 – The Government of Niger received €1.2 million to develop its IWRM plan for the entire country in order to improve the use of water resources and promote green and sustainable socio-economic development. The AWF is...

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Mobilisation of surface water and strengthening of capacities in integrated water resources management

01/04/2012

April 2012 - The Government of Cape Verde has received a € 1.4 million grant to finance a study that will look at ways to better mobilise and store surface water resources through the construction of dams. The grant will also be...

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National water sector reform

01/04/2010

April 2010 - The Government of Gambia received a €2 million grant to finance the implementation of national water sector reforms. The project aims at supporting the introduction of a supportive legal and institutional environment...

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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