Supporting water projects throughout Africa
The African Water Facility (AWF) gives grants and technical assistance to mobilise investment for water projects throughout Africa.
La Facilité africaine de l’eau finance à hauteur de 1,1 million d’euros un projet d’appui à la création d’un organisme de bassins transfrontaliers (Ogoué, Ntem, Nyanga, et Komo) et la préparation de projets d’investissements (PACOBT-PPI). Pour les pays de la CEEAC, il s’agit d’une priorité au niveau national et régional, porteuse de beaucoup d’espoirs pour les populations rurales, et qui s’insère dans les efforts d’adaptation des quatre pays concernés de la Communauté aux changements climatiques.
The African Water Facility (AWF) grants 1.3 million Euros to Cameroon to finance a study on the mobilization and use of rainwater in the northern part of the country. The project will address the concerns of two million inhabitants of the region: food security, employment, increased revenue, effects of climate change…
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...
CICOS-Preparation of the Strategic Action Plan for the integrated water resources management of the Congo River Basin01/05/2007
May 2007 - The International Commission for the Congo-Ubangi-Sangha Basin (CICOS) has received a €1.9 million grant to prepare a strategic action plan for the integrated water resources management of the Congo River Basin. This...
May 2007 - The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) has received a € 890,000 grant to support the creation of a Lake Chad Water Charter between the five riparian states, Cameroon, Chad, Libya, Niger, Nigeria, ( Sudan) which will...
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.