Supporting water projects throughout Africa
The African Water Facility (AWF) gives grants and technical assistance to mobilise investment for water projects throughout Africa.
AWF announced on July 23, 2015, that it has approved a grant of € 1.9 million to the Economic Community of Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL)- made up of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda -in order to support its development program of the Ruzizi plain in the region. This project aims to boost agriculture in the region and make it a viable economic activity that generates viable profits, benefiting nearly one million inhabitants.
December 2009 - the Nile Basin Initiative/NELSAP received a € 770,000 grant to reduce poverty and reverse environmental degradation in the Bugesera region, principally in the area surrounding the lakes Cyohoha and Rweru and the...
September 2009 – The Executive Secretariat of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) received a € 1,4 million grant to improve the management of water resources and environmental protection by building capacity...
CICOS-Preparation of the Strategic Action Plan for the integrated water resources management of the Congo River Basin01/05/2007
May 2007 - The International Commission for the Congo-Ubangi-Sangha Basin (CICOS) has received a €1.9 million grant to prepare a strategic action plan for the integrated water resources management of the Congo River Basin. This...
Strengthening the information and knowledge capacity of CICOS for the water resources management of the Congo Basin01/05/2007
May 2007 - The International Commission for the Congo-Ubangi-Sangha Basin (CICOS) received a € 455,000 grant to reinforce its capacity to collect and manage hydrologic data and information as well as well to enhance Congo Basin...
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.