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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Developing rainwater to reduce poverty and tackle drought in Cameroon

Developing rainwater to reduce poverty and tackle drought in Cameroon

22/07/2016

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…

Providing drinking water in Morocco’s rural areas

Providing drinking water in Morocco’s rural areas

24/06/2016

The African Water Facility supports improvements in the provision of drinking water in Morocco with the approval of a EUR 815,100 grant. Close to 390,000 persons spread over 31 municipalities will benefit from this initiative, thanks to the El Borouj, Larache and Safi North West projects in the country’s northern region.

Marondera, a pilot city for Integrated Urban Water Management in Zimbabwe

Pilot city project to guide achievement of universal water supply and sanitation access in Zimbabwe

10/02/2016

The implementation of an Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) Masterplan will help Marondera city of Zimbabwe reach universal access to drinking water and sanitation by 2025. The design of Marondera’s IUWM masterplan is supported by a EUR 2 million grant from the African Water Facility (AWF) with a view to ensuring sustainable management of water and sanitation services for the region’s population.

A dam in Swaziland to cover water shortages

A dam in Swaziland to cover water shortages

08/02/2016

The African Water Facility (AWF) has approved a grant of EUR 1.28 million to finance feasibility studies for a multi-purpose dam on a tributary of River Lusushwana in Swaziland.

Improving drinking water and sanitation services in Kinshasa

Improving drinking water and sanitation services in Kinshasa

20/07/2015

(In French Only) The African Water Facility has announced that it is providing a € 1.9 million grant to the Government of the Demogratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to drinking water and wastewater services in Kinshasa and the expansion of services to West of the city, benefiting over 3.5 million people.

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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