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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CICOS-Preparation of the Strategic Action Plan for the integrated water resources management of the Congo River Basin


May 2007 - The International Commission for the Congo-Ubangi-Sangha Basin (CICOS) has received a €1.9 million grant to prepare a strategic action plan for the integrated water resources management of the Congo River Basin. This...


Preparation of Lake Chad Basin Water Charter


May 2007 - The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) has received a € 890,000 grant to support the creation of a Lake Chad Water Charter between the five riparian states, Cameroon, Chad, Libya, Niger, Nigeria, ( Sudan) which will...

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Preparation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) Plan


April 2007 - The Government of Niger received a €660,800 grant to formulate, endorse and implement the transition strategies for the adoption of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) through a national Action Plan 2025. The...

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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