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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Integrated Urban Water Management Master Plan for City of Windhoek in Namibia

Integrated Urban Water Management Master Plan for City of Windhoek in Namibia

01/12/2017

The African Water Facility (AWF) grants €1 million to Namibia to provide the City of Windhoek with a strategie document for the sustainable development and operation ofwater and wastewater infrastructure for the next 20 years and an operational investment framework.

Niger Basin – multipurpose infrastructure to adapt to climate change

Niger Basin – multipurpose infrastructure to adapt to climate change

19/12/2013

December 2013 – The Niger Basin Authority received a €1.5 million grant to conduct feasibility studies for infrastructure aimed at adapting to climate change. The AWF will also catalyse investments through supporting technical,...

Togo-Ghana Trans-boundary Water Supply

Togo-Ghana Trans-boundary Water Supply

18/12/2013

December 2013 - Ghana Water LC received a €2.1 million grant to undertake feasibility studies of a public-private partnership for a water transfer project from the Volta in Ghana to Lome in Togo. The study includes an assessment...

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National water sector reform

01/04/2010

April 2010 - The Government of Gambia received a €2 million grant to finance the implementation of national water sector reforms. The project aims at supporting the introduction of a supportive legal and institutional environment...

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Development of a national water information system (SINEAU)

01/12/2009

December 2009 - The Government of Tunisia received a €2 million grant to finance the setting up of a national water information system in Tunisia called SINEAU (Systeme d'Information National sur l'Eau), which is an integral part...

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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