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 and implementation of a Niger Integrated Water Resource Management (IRWM) plan

Development and implementation of a Niger Integrated Water Resource Management (IRWM) plan

20/12/2013

December 2013 – The Government of Niger received €1.2 million to develop its IWRM plan for the entire country in order to improve the use of water resources and promote green and sustainable socio-economic development. The AWF is...

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...

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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,...

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Preparation of Lake Chad Basin Water Charter

01/05/2007

May 2007 - The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) has received a € 890,000 grant to support the creation of a Lake Chad Water Charter between the five riparian states, Cameroon, Chad, Libya, Niger, Nigeria, ( Sudan) which will...

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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