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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CAPEVERDE

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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ECOWAS The establishment of a regional water observatory

01/08/2011

August 2011- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) received a € 411,000 grant for a study to establish a regional water observatory to contribute the improvement of water sector performance.  The observatory would...

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Development of Tunisia’s water vision and strategy 2050

01/01/2011

January 2011 – The Government of Tunisia received a € 1 million grant to develop a national water vision and strategy to ensure the proper management of the country’s water resources up to 2050 and increase water security. This...

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Monitoring and evaluation for water in North Africa (MEWINA)

01/04/2010

April 2010 - The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) received a of €2 million grant to increase the six North-AMCOW countries capacity in water sector monitoring and evaluation (M&E)...

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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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