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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Water harvesting for water supply and agriculture in rural districts of the Republic of Djibouti

02/01/2008

January 2008 - The Government of Djibouti received a €1.9 million grant to pilot innovative run-off water harvesting technologies for drinking water, irrigation and livestock uses in two rural districts of Digri and Obock. The...

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Mapping, assessment, management of transboundary water resources in the IGAD sub-region

01/01/2007

January 2007 -The Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) received a €1.8 million grant to implement and operate an Integrated Transboundary Water Resources Management process. The project aims at enhancing regional...

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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