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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Elaboration de la vision et de la stratégie du Secteur de l’Eau à l’horizon 2050 pour la Tunisie Eau 2050

Ensuring long-term water safety in Tunisia


In order to manage water fairly, sustainably and efficiently, the African Water Facility (AWF) has approved a grant of 1.4 million euros to Tunisia. This donation will be used to implement the project entitled “Development of the vision and strategy of the water sector by 2050.” This project will take an integrated management approach on resources to contribute to the country’s socioeconomic development.

Preparing a strategic action plan for the Komadugu-Yobe Basin

Preparing a strategic action plan for the Komadugu-Yobe Basin


October 2014- the Hadejia-Jama'are-Komadugu-Yobe Basin Trust Fund  has received a €2 million grant to prepare a strategic action plan to develop water resources in the Komadugu-Yobe basin in Northern Nigeria. The plan will address...

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Establishment of a monitoring and reporting system for the water sector in Africa


September 2013- The African Minister’s Council on Water (AMCOW) received a € 2 million grant to establish the African water and sanitation monitoring and reporting (M&E) system, to cover all aspects of water use. This will...


Support for the decentralisation of the water, sanitation and hygiene services in Atacora-Donga region


October 2012- The ONG PROTOS has received a € 1 million grant to finance the development of an institutional framework for the decentralization of water supply, sanitation, hygiene services in the Atacora-Donga region. This...

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Development of operation guidelines for investment in multi-purpose small dams


August 2012 – The Government of Zambia received a € 950,000 grant to develop, test, and adopt updated guidelines to program, design, finance, build and monitor multi-purpose small dams. Resources mobilisation activities are also...

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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