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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Improving the management of fecal sludge and reuse in Ziguinchor city


April 2013 – The Government of Senegal received a € 1.3 million grant to increase access to latrines for the poor, establish an affordable waste collection and transportation throughout the city, establish a private and / or...

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ECOWAS The establishment of a regional water observatory


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...


OMVG-Integrated water resources management (IWRM) in the Kayanga Geba River Basin


January 2009 - The Organisation pour la mise en valeur du fleuve Gambie (OMVG) received €1.6 million grant to reinforce its capacities to implement sustainable management of shared water resources based on an IWRM approach. This...

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Implementation of the integrated water resources management (IWRM)action plan for Senegal


August 2007 - The Government of Senegal received a €1.6 million grant to strengthen the Direction générale des ressources en eau (DGPRE) at national and local levels to pursue the implementation of the IWRM plan to achieve...

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Ziguinchor sanitation master plan study


December 2006 - The Government of Senegal received a €935,000 grant to support the preparation of a Master Plan for the improvement of sanitation services in different districts of Zinguichor, solve the environmental issues...

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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