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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Etudes d’élaboration du schéma directeur et du programme d’investissement

Pour un développement intégré et de résilience climatique des populations au Mali

02/05/2017

Pour étudier la faisabilité d'un projet de développement intégré et de résilience climatique des populations dans les plaines du Delta 2, au centre du Mali dans la région de Ségou, la Facilité africaine de l'eau accorde un don de 1,9 million d'euros.

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,...

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ECOWAS The establishment of a regional water observatory

01/08/2011

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...

MALI

Support to the implementation of an integrated water resources management action plan

01/01/2010

January 2010 - The Government of Mali received a €2 million grant to put in place an appropriate framework to improve water knowledge, develop useful tools in order to ensure a better allocation of resources among users, and...

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Promoting the integrated and joint management of water resources of the Iullemeden, Taoudeni/Tanezrouft aquifer systems and the Niger River

01/12/2009

December 2009 - the Executive Secretariat of the Sahara-Sahel Observatory (OSS) received a €1.2 million grant to finance the integrated and concerted water resources management of the aquifer systems of Iullemeden,...

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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