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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Reducing food insecurity, flooding and droughts in Uganda and South Sudan.

Reducing food insecurity, flooding and droughts in Uganda and South Sudan.


November 2014 – The Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) has received a €1.97 million grant to increase water availability for multiple purposes in the Nyimur region of Uganda and South Sudan. The grant will...

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Kawempe urban poor sanitation improvement (KUPSIP)


January 2013 - The Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI) received a € 1million grant to provide sanitation facilities for households, schools and the public or urban poor areas.  This intervention will promote...

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Roof catchment rainwater harvesting and management


May 2007 - The Network for Water and Sanitation, Uganda (NETWAS-U) received a €450,000 grant to conduct education, sensitization activities to promote roof rainwater harvesting (RWH) to provide relief to the most water stressed...

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Mapping, assessment, management of transboundary water resources in the IGAD sub-region


January 2007 -The Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) received a €1.8 million grant to implement and operate an Integrated Transboundary Water Resources Management process. The project aims at enhancing regional...

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Water supply and sanitation services for the urban poor in Kagugube Parish - Kampala


December 2006 - The Uganda’s National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) received a €800,000 grant to undertake an integrated project of water and sanitation services to the mainly low-income community of Kagugube Parish,...

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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