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Developing rainwater to reduce poverty and tackle drought in Cameroon

The African Water Facility (AWF) grants 1.3 million Euros to Cameroon to finance a study on the mobilization and use of rainwater in the northern part of the country. The project will address the concerns of two million inhabitants of the region: food security, employment, increased revenue, effects of climate change…

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Improving Mozambique’s resilience to climate change and reducing vulnerability to floods

The African Water Facility (AWF) grants €1,8 million to Mozambique to finance a development plan and feasibility studies for urban sanitation, drainage and solid waste management in Chimoio and Inhambane. The 310,000 inhabitants of the two municipalities are facing serious sanitation and urban flood issues.

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Nile Basin Authority support for Niger HYCOS project

October 2006 - The Niger Basin Authority (NBA) received a € 1,2 million grant to collect reliable, quality hydrological data and information on the Niger River Basin for more effective management by NBA and Member Countries of the water resources. This project is particularly important to improve planning and development activities.

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Pour un développement intégré et de résilience climatique des populations au Mali

Objectifs Conformément aux objectifs et missions assignées à l’Office Riz de Ségou (ORS), et vu la nécessité de planifier de manière concertée et durable son action dans sa zone d’intervention, il a initié un projet de développement intégré et de résilience climatique des populations dans les Plaines du Delta 2 (PDIR – PD2, le projet).

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Kisumu district primary schools water and sanitation

December 2006 - HORIZON 3000, a regional NGO based in Uganda, received a € 230,000 grant to provide water, sanitation and hygiene in six schools in Kisumu by constructing innovative rainwater harvesting and ecological sanitation facilities, and teaching children about proper water use, hygiene and sanitation practices. The project is a pilot with main focus is to change hygiene behaviours and demonstrate the value of rainwater harvesting for possible replication in Kenya and regionally.

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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, Kampala. The project is to contribute to poverty reduction and improve health outcomes. It also seeks to capture and shard lessons learned in the delivery of services to the urban poor, a major concern in Africa’s ever increasing slums created by rapid urbanisation.

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Preparation of the national rural water supply and sanitation programme

December 2006 - The Government of Mozambique received a €486,000 grant for a project aimed at delivering a study that reviews the current implementation of rural water supply and sanitation services and recommends improvements through a comprehensive program to meet national and MDG targets. The study will prepare a national RWSS program for immediate implementation throughout the country. The study will also contribute towards the institutional strengthening and capacity building efforts to ensure sustainable development of the water supply and sanitation sector.

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Ziguinchor sanitation master plan study

December 2006 - The Government of Senegal received a €935,000 grant to support the preparation of a Master Plan for the improvement of sanitation services in different districts of Zinguichor, solve the environmental issues generated by wastewater management, eradicate the impacts of severe floods created by anarchic rains, and advocate in favor of new technologies for water supply and sanitation.

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Development of an integrated water resources management (IWRM) plan for Namibia

December 2006 -The Government of Namibia received a €498,000 grant to support the formulation of the national IWRM plan for the sustainable management of water resources. The project aims at enabling Namibia to achieve the sustainable management of water resource for the purpose of economic development, improved social well-being and protection of the environment.

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Piloting rainwater harvesting techniques in Bugesera

December 2006 -The Government of Rwanda received a € 450,000 grant to support a project intended to introduce rainwater harvesting techniques for agriculture and livestock use, as well as to supply drinking water for human consumption in rural districts of Rwanda. This pilot scheme will also make it possible to popularize and scale up the techniques for rainwater harvesting throughout areas in the country which frequently suffer from the effects of drought.

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