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Water harvesting for water supply and agriculture in rural districts of the Republic of Djibouti

January 2008 - The Government of Djibouti received a €1.9 million grant to pilot innovative run-off water harvesting technologies for drinking water, irrigation and livestock uses in two rural districts of Digri and Obock. The project is expected to improved access to water for multi-purpose uses by the rural nomad populations in the project zone. It will also result in improved knowledge of the hydro-geologic conditions in the project area and increased investments through scaling-up of the new technologies in water harvesting at the country level.

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Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC)-Water and Sanitation Initiative: Preparation of investment plan for 15 centers

March 2008 - The East African Community (EAC) received a € 1 million grant to identify an integrated package of interventions for the long-term development of water supply and sanitation and environmental management services in 15 high priority secondary towns/centers, including water supply and sanitation improvement, solid waste management, and drainage improvement in key areas.

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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 fundamental water resources management issues that are preventing increasing water needs in the region from being met. Over 15 million people depend on the basin and stand to benefit from this project, particularly farmers, pastoralists and fishermen.

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Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa – PIDA: Study for the development of transboundary hydraulic infrastructure

December 2009- The African Union Commission (AUC) received at € 1.2 million grant to finance the establishment of a strategic intervention framework for the development of regional and continental transboundary hydraulic infrastructure, based on a common development vision and sector policies; and for the establishment of an investment programme for transboundary hydraulic infrastructure around priorities defined by the basin organisations and regional economic organisations.

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Somaliland Water Resources Management and Investment Plan

November 2014- The Government of Somalia has received a €3-million grant to support a project designed to build resilience to climate change and reduce water stress in Somaliland. The AWF grant will support the preparation of a water resources management and investment plan.

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Support to the implementation of an integrated water resources management action plan

January 2010 - The Government of Mali received a €2 million grant to put in place an appropriate framework to improve water knowledge, develop useful tools in order to ensure a better allocation of resources among users, and increase national capacities related to management and exploitation of resources.

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Supporting multi-purpose water storage to build climate resilience in Mozambique

December 15, 2014 – The Government of Mozambique has received a 3.4 million grant to conduct a feasibility study for the development of a climate adaptation project in the lower Limpopo region. The study will prepare the building of infrastructure to protect the Limpopo basin from floods and droughts and to increase food security by boosting agricultural production. The infrastructure to be built could also lead to hydro-electric power production for the region.

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National water sector reform

April 2010 - The Government of Gambia received a €2 million grant to finance the implementation of national water sector reforms. The project aims at supporting the introduction of a supportive legal and institutional environment for integrated water resources management (IWRM), developing IWRM strategies, and strengthening and improving data and information systems. This will also facilitate provision of water supply and sanitation at country level in order to achieve the MDGs as well as the African Water Vision.

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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 management by boosting business along the entire sanitation value chain. In the long term, the living and economic  conditions of poor people in the urban communities of the northern regions of Ivory Coast will have improved through the promotion of new, sustainable sanitation services and economic activities.

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Monitoring and evaluation for water in North Africa (MEWINA)

April 2010 - The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) received a of €2 million grant to increase the six North-AMCOW countries capacity in water sector monitoring and evaluation (M&E) through the setting up of a mechanism that allows North-AMCOW to annually report on the status of the water sector, using harmonized and comparable information.

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