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Development of the African Network Of Basin Organisations (ANBO)

December 2006 -The African Network of Basin Organisations (ANBO) received a €439,000 grant to consolidate and build its institutional capacity and operations, strengthen its interaction with other river basin organisations, with a view to increasing the number of basin members, creating new basin organisations and building the capacities of the existing ones. The project also seeks to help ANBO develop lasting relations with AMCOW, external support agencies, and other partners.

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Inventory of rural water supply and sanitation infrastructures

December 2006 -The Government of Cameroon received a €470,000 grant to prepare an inventory of rural water supply and sanitation facilities and water resources in the country to support the development of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) program for Cameroon up to the year 2015. With that the Government will have better knowledge of the existing infrastructure and water resources of the country to support the development of the rural water and sanitation sector.

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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 cooperation and water resource governance capacities to address water related development problems at national and sub-regional level. It will also contribute to build regional capacity to provide hydrological data and information services and establish mechanisms of cooperation among the IGAD member countries for water resources management.

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Preparation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) Plan

April 2007 - The Government of Niger received a €660,800 grant to formulate, endorse and implement the transition strategies for the adoption of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) through a national Action Plan 2025.

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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 parts of the country through the implementation of this low cost solution. The system will provide safe water to the households for a period that will extend beyond the dry spells with aim to secure water supply all year round.

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Rural water supply and sanitation investment plan

May 2007 - The Government of Lesotho received a €400,000 grant to devise a strategic investment plan in rural water and sanitation as a way to boost the flow of investment in sub-sector. The plan is expected to be founded on a reliable database of needs, resources and systems for estimating unit and total costs of comprehensively defined components and aimed at meeting the water supply and sanitation targets set by the Millennium Development Goals and the National Vision 2020.

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Feasibility and design study of storm water drainage and solid waste management systems in Ouagadougou

April 2008 - The Government of Burkina Faso received a €642,000 grant to conduct a feasibility study for the improvement of sanitation services in the peripheral areas of Ouagadougou where live the most underprivileged citizens, as a way to improve their health and hygiene conditions, and safeguarding the environment. The project will seek to attract investments to finance the sanitation infrastructure and services proposed.

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Combating desertification and climate change in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is the first country to benefit from a climate change focused grant (to the tune of EURO 838,000) by the African Water Facility (AWF), after AWF’s call for proposals launched in September 2014.

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Programme Intégré de Développement Agricole et d’Adaptation au Changement Climatique dans Le Bassin Du Niger (Pidaacc/BN) : Etudes Préliminaires des Infrastructures à Buts Multiples

1.1. Le fleuve Niger dont le bassin est partagé par neuf (9) États d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinée, Mali, Niger, Nigeria et Tchad), revêt une importance capitale pour les populations riveraines et les économies des pays membres de l’Autorité du Bassin du Niger (ABN); il remplit de multiples fonctions vitales tant pour l’alimentation en eau que pour le développement de nombreuses activités économiques (agriculture, élevage, sylviculture, pêche, industrie, mines, énergie, navigation, tourisme, artisanat…).

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Preparation of improved water control and management systems for Pandamatenga area

June 2007 - The Government of Botswana received a €1.2 million grant to support a project aimed at improving water control systems on an area of 27,574 hectares to improve water logged conditions arising from the characteristics of the predominant black cotton soil of the area. This will lead to increased cereal production as a result of improved water control infrastructure and agricultural water management.

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