Supporting water projects throughout Africa
The African Water Facility (AWF) gives grants and technical assistance to mobilise investment for water projects throughout Africa.
April 2010 - The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) received a of €2 million grant to increase the six North-AMCOW countries capacity in water sector monitoring and evaluation (M&E)...
September 2009 – The Executive Secretariat of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) received a € 1,4 million grant to improve the management of water resources and environmental protection by building capacity...
December 2006 -The Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) received a €487,000 grant to finance the GEO-AQUIFER knowledge improvement and the Northern Sahara Aquifer System (SASS) Project. The project seeks to establish an information...
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.