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.

Improving drinking water and sanitation services in Kinshasa

Improving drinking water and sanitation services in Kinshasa

20/07/2015

(In French Only) The African Water Facility has announced that it is providing a € 1.9 million grant to the Government of the Demogratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to drinking water and wastewater services in Kinshasa and the expansion of services to West of the city, benefiting over 3.5 million people.

Supporting the socio-economic development of the Ruzizi plain and promoting regional integration

Supporting the socio-economic development of the Ruzizi plain and promoting regional integration

24/06/2015

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.

Improved sanitation value chain in Arba Minch

Development of waste management businesses to improve sanitation services in Arba Minch, Ethiopia

29/04/2015

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.

Improving sanitation services to raise school girl attendance in South Africa

Improving sanitation services to raise school girl attendance in South Africa

19/02/2015

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.

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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