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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Integrated Urban Water Management Master Plan for City of Windhoek in Namibia

Integrated Urban Water Management Master Plan for City of Windhoek in Namibia


The African Water Facility (AWF) grants €1 million to Namibia to provide the City of Windhoek with a strategie document for the sustainable development and operation ofwater and wastewater infrastructure for the next 20 years and an operational investment framework.


Promoting access to latrines and employment via fecal sludge and urine reuse in Bouaké and Katiola


September 2013 – The Government of Ivory Coast received a € 1.2 million grant to increase access to sanitation infrastructure and services of the population of Bouake and Katiola, and to create jobs related to sanitation...


Implementing new business approach for improved sanitation in Ghana: waste reuse as organic fertilizers and energy


May 2013 – The Training Research and Networking for Development (TREND) a local NGO, received a € 1.1 million grant to finance the construction of a waste treatment plant that can produce about 500 tons of fertilizer per year, and...

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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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Latrines for all in Sokode through fecal sludge reuse and micro-credit


April 2013 – The city of Sokodé received a € 1.1 million grant to promote access to latrines to all households of Sokodé, as well as for the sustainable management of fecal sludge. The grant will be used to increase the city’s...

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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