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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Supporting multi-purpose water storage to build climate resilience in Mozambique

Supporting multi-purpose water storage to build climate resilience in Mozambique

18/12/2014

December 15, 2014 – The Government of Mozambique has received a 3.4 million grant to conduct a feasibility study for the development of a climate adaptation project in the lower Limpopo region. The study will prepare the building...

Somaliland Water Resources Management and Investment Plan

Somaliland Water Resources Management and Investment Plan

12/12/2014

November 2014- The Government of Somalia has received a €3-million grant to support a project designed to build resilience to climate change and reduce water stress in Somaliland. The AWF grant will support the preparation of a...

Preparing a strategic action plan for the Komadugu-Yobe Basin

Preparing a strategic action plan for the Komadugu-Yobe Basin

12/12/2014

October 2014- the Hadejia-Jama'are-Komadugu-Yobe Basin Trust Fund  has received a €2 million grant to prepare a strategic action plan to develop water resources in the Komadugu-Yobe basin in Northern Nigeria. The plan will address...

Promoting multiple use water services to increase access to water of rural and peri-urban communities in South Africa

Promoting multiple use water services to increase access to water of rural and peri-urban communities in South Africa

21/08/2014

August 2014 - the Water Research Commission of the Republic of South Africa has received a €1.3 million grant to improve water delivery services for rural and peri-urban communities. The initiative will promote investments in...

Promoting private sanitation venture to curb water-borne diseases and turn waste into energy and fertilizer in Kisumu, Kenya

Promoting private sanitation venture to curb water-borne diseases and turn waste into energy and fertilizer in Kisumu, Kenya

31/07/2014

July, 2014 - The AWF is offering a €1.2 million grant to the Kisumu Water and Sewage Company (KIWASCO) to support an innovative project that will provide sanitation services for residents in the Manyatta settlement in Kisumu, Kenya, while creating business through the sale of fertilizers, biogas and energy as by-product of the sanitation collection. Women, particularly, stand to benefit as 55 per cent of the micro-loans to be set aside to help communities purchase household toilets will be allocated to them.

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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