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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Greater Freetown: Water Supply and Sanitation Master Plan and Investment Studies

Greater Freetown: Water Supply and Sanitation Master Plan and Investment Studies

01/10/2017

The African Water Facility (AWF) grants €1,9 million to Sierra Leone. Purpose of this project is the preparation of effective and efficient short and medium term investments in the water supply and institutional aspects of sanitation systems of Greater Freetown.

Developing rainwater to reduce poverty and tackle drought in Cameroon

Developing rainwater to reduce poverty and tackle drought in Cameroon

22/07/2016

The African Water Facility (AWF) grants 1.3 million Euros to Cameroon to finance a study on the mobilization and use of rainwater in the northern part of the country. The project will address the concerns of two million inhabitants of the region: food security, employment, increased revenue, effects of climate change…

Marondera, a pilot city for Integrated Urban Water Management in Zimbabwe

Pilot city project to guide achievement of universal water supply and sanitation access in Zimbabwe

10/02/2016

The implementation of an Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) Masterplan will help Marondera city of Zimbabwe reach universal access to drinking water and sanitation by 2025. The design of Marondera’s IUWM masterplan is supported by a EUR 2 million grant from the African Water Facility (AWF) with a view to ensuring sustainable management of water and sanitation services for the region’s population.

Investment plans for sanitation in eight Malagasy cities

Investment plans for sanitation in eight Malagasy cities

14/01/2016

(In French only) LA FAE approuve un don de 1 803 500 euros pour l’élaboration de schémas directeurs d’assainissement de huit villes de Madagascar. L’objectif est d’assainir les zones insalubres en améliorant la gestion intégrée des déchets.

Improving drinking water and sanitation services in Kinshasa

Improving drinking water and sanitation services in Kinshasa

20/07/2015

(In French Only) The African Water Facility has announced that it is providing a € 1.9 million grant to the Government of the Demogratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to drinking water and wastewater services in Kinshasa and the expansion of services to West of the city, benefiting over 3.5 million people.

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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