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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Promoting private sanitation venture to curb water-borne diseases and turn waste into energy and fertilizer in Kisumu, Kenya

Promoting private sanitation venture to curb water-borne diseases and turn waste into energy and fertilizer in Kisumu, Kenya

31/07/2014

July, 2014 - The AWF is offering a €1.2 million grant to the Kisumu Water and Sewage Company (KIWASCO) to support an innovative project that will provide sanitation services for residents in the Manyatta settlement in Kisumu, Kenya, while creating business through the sale of fertilizers, biogas and energy as by-product of the sanitation collection. Women, particularly, stand to benefit as 55 per cent of the micro-loans to be set aside to help communities purchase household toilets will be allocated to them.

Kenya social business and branded toilets

Kenya social business and branded toilets

03/01/2014

January 2014 – The Athi Water Services Board of Nairobi,Kenya, received a €2.9 million grant to introduce sanitation services in Mukuru and other informal settlements through social business ventures. The project will improve...

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Scaling up integrated rainwater harvesting and management and complimentary livelihood systems in semi-arid districts of Kenya

01/07/2012

July 2012 - The Kenya Rainwater Association (KRA) received € 690,000 grant to mainstream rainwater harvesting and management (RHM) in response to rural development challenges posed by climate change in drought prone regions of...

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Integrated watershed management of Kiboun and Tende River basins

01/01/2009

January 2009 - The Government of Kenya received a €1.9 million to improve the productivity and sustainability of land use systems and water conservation by empowering local communities and government agencies institute improved...

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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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