Supporting water projects throughout Africa
The African Water Facility (AWF) gives grants and technical assistance to mobilise investment for water projects throughout Africa.
January 2010 - The Government of Mali received a €2 million grant to put in place an appropriate framework to improve water knowledge, develop useful tools in order to ensure a better allocation of resources among users, and...
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Promoting the integrated and joint management of water resources of the Iullemeden, Taoudeni/Tanezrouft aquifer systems and the Niger River01/12/2009
December 2009 - the Executive Secretariat of the Sahara-Sahel Observatory (OSS) received a €1.2 million grant to finance the integrated and concerted water resources management of the aquifer systems of Iullemeden,...
Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa – PIDA: Study for the development of transboundary hydraulic infrastructure01/12/2009
December 2009- The African Union Commission (AUC) received at € 1.2 million grant to finance the establishment of a strategic intervention framework for the development of regional and continental transboundary hydraulic...
December 2009 - The Government of Tunisia received a €2 million grant to finance the setting up of a national water information system in Tunisia called SINEAU (Systeme d'Information National sur l'Eau), which is an integral part...
December 2009 - The Center for Community Development (CCODE) received a €610,000 grant to improve the living conditions of a population of urban poor from the slums surrounding the City of Blantyre, Malawi, by facilitating access...
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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.