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.
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.
Study for the development of water supply and sanitation networks in 5 city centres, and strengthening the Water Development Funds - Brazzaville01/01/2013
January 2013 –The Government of the Republic of Congo received a €1 million grant to finance feasibility studies of drinking water and sanitation systems in five semi-urban centers, and to finance the development of tools to be...
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...
July 2007 - The Government of Congo has received a €1.4 million to finance an institutional and technical analysis and prepare priority works for water supply, sanitation, storm water drainage and solid wastes management in...
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.