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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Formulation of Integrated water resources management (IWRM) and Land Use Plan, Phase 1


November 2007 - The Government of Mauritania received a €500,000 grant to support the process for the ongoing development of an IWRM and land use plan, and improve capacity for implementation. As a result, all stakeholders should...

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Implementation of the integrated water resources management (IWRM)action plan for Senegal


August 2007 - The Government of Senegal received a €1.6 million grant to strengthen the Direction générale des ressources en eau (DGPRE) at national and local levels to pursue the implementation of the IWRM plan to achieve...

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Development of an integrated water resources management (IWRM) plan for Namibia


December 2006 -The Government of Namibia received a €498,000 grant to support the formulation of the national IWRM plan for the sustainable management of water resources. The project aims at enabling Namibia to achieve the...


Formulation of Burundi’s integrated water resources management (IWRM) plan


September 2006 - The Government of Burundi received a €480,000 grant to formulate Burundi’s Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) plan meant to help the country achieve a sustainable water resource management regime...

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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