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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Togo-Ghana Trans-boundary Water Supply

Togo-Ghana Trans-boundary Water Supply


December 2013 - Ghana Water LC received a €2.1 million grant to undertake feasibility studies of a public-private partnership for a water transfer project from the Volta in Ghana to Lome in Togo. The study includes an assessment...

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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...

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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...

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Development of an integrated water information system


January 2009 - The Government of Togo received €1.6 million grant to develop and operationalize a national water information system. This entails improving and intensifying infrastructure providing data and information on water at...


Support for the creation of Volta Basin Authority


March 2006 - The Volta Basin Technical Committee (VBTC) received a €165,000 grant through an agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulics and Fisheries in Burkina Faso - for the creation of the Volta Basin Authority....

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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