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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Etudes d’élaboration du schéma directeur et du programme d’investissement

Pour un développement intégré et de résilience climatique des populations au Mali

02/05/2017

Pour étudier la faisabilité d'un projet de développement intégré et de résilience climatique des populations dans les plaines du Delta 2, au centre du Mali dans la région de Ségou, la Facilité africaine de l'eau accorde un don de 1,9 million d'euros.

Boosting hydropower and irrigation in Tanzania

Boosting hydropower and irrigation in Tanzania

21/07/2016

Tanzania is expected to benefit from a boost in hydropower generation and irrigation development thanks to a new study financed by the African Water Facility (AWF). This EUR 2-million grant will help the government of Tanzania launch the pre-feasibility study of a multipurpose dam, irrigation and hydropower project in Kikonge (South West).

Smallholder irrigation in Zambia

Study to upscale smallholder irrigation in Zambia

29/06/2016

A new set of studies, financed by a grant of EUR 1.4 million from the African Water Facility (AWF) will help develop smallholder irrigation in Zambia, through the Upscaling of Smallholder Irrigation Project. This will lead to improved livelihood conditions and climate change resilience of smallholder farmers in the country.

Supporting the socio-economic development of the Ruzizi plain and promoting regional integration

Supporting the socio-economic development of the Ruzizi plain and promoting regional integration

24/06/2015

AWF announced on July 23, 2015, that it has approved a grant of € 1.9 million to the Economic Community of Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL)- made up of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda -in order to support its development program of the Ruzizi plain in the region. This project aims to boost agriculture in the region and make it a viable economic activity that generates viable profits, benefiting nearly one million inhabitants.

Reducing food insecurity, flooding and droughts in Uganda and South Sudan.

Reducing food insecurity, flooding and droughts in Uganda and South Sudan.

09/01/2015

November 2014 – The Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) has received a €1.97 million grant to increase water availability for multiple purposes in the Nyimur region of Uganda and South Sudan. The grant will...

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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