Supporting water projects throughout Africa
The African Water Facility (AWF) gives grants and technical assistance to mobilise investment for water projects throughout Africa.
AWF announced on July 23, 2015, that it has approved a grant of € 1.9 million to the Economic Community of Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL)- made up of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda -in order to support its development program of the Ruzizi plain in the region. This project aims to boost agriculture in the region and make it a viable economic activity that generates viable profits, benefiting nearly one million inhabitants.
The African Water Facility (AWF) announced on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 that it is providing a €1.2-million grant to the Government of Ethiopia to improve sanitation and faecal waste management in Arba Minch. The project will benefit over 21,000 people who will have access to improved toilet facilities. It will also boost local agriculture through the provision of new and affordable fertiliser.
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.
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.
November 2014 – The Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) has received a €1.97 million grant to increase water availability for multiple purposes in the Nyimur region of Uganda and South Sudan. The grant will...
- AWF_Project_Appraisal_Report_Nyimur.pdf (2.37 MB)
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.