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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Promotion de l’accès aux services d’assainissement autonome en milieu urbain (PASAAU) _ Côte d'Ivoire

Promotion de l’accès aux services d’assainissement autonome en milieu urbain (PASAAU) _ Côte d'Ivoire


La Facilité africaine de l’eau accorde un financement de plus de 1 million d’euros à la Côte d’Ivoire, dans le cadre de la Promotion de l’Accès aux Services d’Assainissement Autonome en milieu Urbain (PASAAU). Le projet vise à améliorer les conditions de vie des populations urbaines de Côte d’Ivoire grâce à la fourniture de services d’assainissement non collectif performants et durables, à travers ses 3 composantes que sont la délégation des services d’assainissement non collectif (collecte et traitement des boues de vidange), la promotion de l’accès des populations aux services d’assainissement et la gestion du projet.


Promoting access to latrines and employment via fecal sludge and urine reuse in Bouaké and Katiola


September 2013 – The Government of Ivory Coast received a € 1.2 million grant to increase access to sanitation infrastructure and services of the population of Bouake and Katiola, and to create jobs related to sanitation...

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ECOWAS The establishment of a regional water observatory


August 2011- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) received a € 411,000 grant for a study to establish a regional water observatory to contribute the improvement of water sector performance.  The observatory would...


Nile Basin Authority support for Niger HYCOS project


October 2006 - The Niger Basin Authority (NBA) received a € 1,2 million grant to collect reliable, quality hydrological data and information on the Niger River Basin for more effective management by NBA and Member Countries of the...


Support for the creation of Volta Basin Authority


March 2006 - The Volta Basin Technical Committee (VBTC) received a €165,000 grant through an agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulics and Fisheries in Burkina Faso - for the creation of the Volta Basin Authority....

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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