Supporting water projects throughout Africa
The African Water Facility (AWF) gives grants and technical assistance to mobilise investment for water projects throughout Africa.
December 2006 - The Government of Mozambique received a €486,000 grant for a project aimed at delivering a study that reviews the current implementation of rural water supply and sanitation services and recommends improvements...
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...
March 2006 - The Volta Basin Technical Committee (VBTC) received a €165,000 grant through an agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulics and Fisheries in Burkina Faso - for the creation of the Volta Basin Authority....
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.