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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Development Plan and Feasibility Study for Urban Sanitation, Drainage and Solid Waste Management in Chimoio and Inhambane

Improving Mozambique’s resilience to climate change and reducing vulnerability to floods


The African Water Facility (AWF) grants €1,8 million to Mozambique to finance a development plan and feasibility studies for urban sanitation, drainage and solid waste management in Chimoio and Inhambane. The 310,000 inhabitants of the two municipalities are facing serious sanitation and urban flood issues.

Supporting multi-purpose water storage to build climate resilience in Mozambique

Supporting multi-purpose water storage to build climate resilience in Mozambique


December 15, 2014 – The Government of Mozambique has received a 3.4 million grant to conduct a feasibility study for the development of a climate adaptation project in the lower Limpopo region. The study will prepare the building...

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Shire-Zambezi waterways feasibility study


May 2011 – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) received a € 1.7 million grant to undertake a study to improve knowledge on navigable waterways of the Shire-Zambezi for their reopening. This joint action between...


Integrated study and project preparation for COFAMOSA irrigation project


November 2007 - The Government of Mozambique received a €1.2 million grant to undertake an irrigation project preparation study to enable the mobilization of funds for the development of 10,000 hectares of irrigated farmland....


Preparation of the national rural water supply and sanitation programme


December 2006 - The Government of Mozambique received a €486,000 grant for a project aimed at delivering a study that reviews the current implementation of rural water supply and sanitation services and recommends improvements...

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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