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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LIBERIA STUDY

Water sector reform and capacity building study

01/01/2009

January 2009 - The Government of Liberia received a €1.7 million grant for a study to improve the enabling environment in the water sector through the development and implementation of policy, strategy, institutional reform, and...

MULTIN 2IE

Strengthening water and environmental engineering capacity in fragile states – 2IE

01/09/2008

September 2008 - L’Institut international d’ingénierie de l’eau et de l’environnement (2iE) received a  €1.9 million grant to finance the education of 230 water engineering students hailing from fragile states, namely from...

BURKINA FASO GIRE

Capacity building for decentralized integrated water resources management (IWRM)

01/04/2008

April 2008 - The Government of Burkina Faso received a € 450,000 grant to strengthen the Government’s institutional capacity and performance for monitoring water resources and water use in the country and developing adequate...

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Institutional support for rural water supply and sanitation inventory

01/12/2007

December 2007 -The Government of Chad received a €490,000 grant to undertake a comprehensive inventory of rural water supply and sanitation (RWSS) facilities in the country to support the updating and implementation of the RWSS...

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Arusha Strategic sanitation plan

01/11/2007

November 2007 - The Arusha Municipal Council received a €654,000 grant to formulate a Strategic Sanitation Plan Development intended to close the sanitation services and investment gaps by providing the Council and its partner...

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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