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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Updating of urban storm water drainage infrastructure development studies in Gue-Gue Lowe-IAI and Terre Nouvelle Basin in Libreville


June 2009- The Government of Gabon received a €1,6 million grant to improve the quality of life in the river basins of Gué-Gué, Lowé-IAE and Terre Nouvelle by putting in place the necessary conditions for the realization of the...

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Lower Usuthu smallholder irrigation project (LUSIP)-Phase II preliminary studies


May 2009 - The Government of Swaziland received a € 910,000 grant to carry out the preparatory work necessary for the implementation of the Lower Usuthu Smallholder Irrigation Project (LUSIP)-Phase II. This entails the preparation...

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Integrated water harvesting


April 2009 – ECOLINK, a local South African NGO, received a € 374,000 grant to implement a project designed to assist communities in the Ehlanzeni District of Mpumalanga Province of South Africa to improve output from their...


Support to the Volta Basin Authority (VBA) for the implementation of the Volta-HYCOS Project


January 2009 – The Volta Basin Authority received a €1.2 million grant to enable the VBA and the National Hydrologic Services (NHS) of member states to deliver reliable hydrological information services to users and perform...


OMVG-Integrated water resources management (IWRM) in the Kayanga Geba River Basin


January 2009 - The Organisation pour la mise en valeur du fleuve Gambie (OMVG) received €1.6 million grant to reinforce its capacities to implement sustainable management of shared water resources based on an IWRM approach. This...

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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