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Improving the management of fecal sludge and reuse in Ziguinchor city

April 2013 – The Government of Senegal received a € 1.3 million grant to increase access to latrines for the poor, establish an affordable waste collection and transportation throughout the city, establish a private and / or community -driven waste treatment and reuse service, and to supply Casamance and the four main urban centers of the area with documents to seek funding for bankable projects. The project will help reduce CO2 emissions and improve the management of water resources to reduce water stress.

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Utilization of solar and wind energy for rural water supply in Ethiopia

January 2009 - The Government of Ethiopia received a €2 million grant to promote and pilot the use of solar and wind energy for water pumping in rural areas of Ethiopia, and initiate development of a long-term investment in these technologies under the Universal Access Programme (UAP) where they are appropriate and most suitable. The project is expected to result in an increased and sustained supply of water at lower financial, economic, environmental and social costs than with fossil fuel powered pumping systems for rural water supply in Ethiopia.

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Integrated water harvesting

April 2009 – ECOLINK, a local South African NGO, received a € 374,000 grant to implement a project designed to assist communities in the Ehlanzeni District of Mpumalanga Province of South Africa to improve output from their communal food gardens through improved collection and management of surface run-off from precipitation and better management of soil moisture.

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Lower Usuthu smallholder irrigation project (LUSIP)-Phase II preliminary studies

May 2009 - The Government of Swaziland received a € 910,000 grant to carry out the preparatory work necessary for the implementation of the Lower Usuthu Smallholder Irrigation Project (LUSIP)-Phase II. This entails the preparation of the feasibility studies, detailed designs and tender documents required for the implementation of the LUSIP II infrastructure investments, as well as the mobilisation of funds required for the implementation of LUSIP II infrastructure investments.

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Updating of urban storm water drainage infrastructure development studies in Gue-Gue Lowe-IAI and Terre Nouvelle Basin in Libreville

June 2009- The Government of Gabon received a €1,6 million grant to improve the quality of life in the river basins of Gué-Gué, Lowé-IAE and Terre Nouvelle by putting in place the necessary conditions for the realization of the storm water drainage facilities which in turn will help reduce incidences of waterborne diseases, flooding and poverty in general. Through this project, the Government will have the necessary documents for mobilizing the funds required to implement the infrastructure investments: feasibility study reports, detailed designs and tender documents.

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Development and implementation of a Niger Integrated Water Resource Management (IRWM) plan

December 2013 – The Government of Niger received €1.2 million to develop its IWRM plan for the entire country in order to improve the use of water resources and promote green and sustainable socio-economic development. The AWF is supporting the preparation of the IWRM plan, including an environmental and social impact and management assessments, as well as helping to ensure the mobilisation of resources for the implementation of the plan.

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Institutional support for rural water supply and sanitation inventory

December 2007 -The Government of Chad received a €490,000 grant to undertake a comprehensive inventory of rural water supply and sanitation (RWSS) facilities in the country to support the updating and implementation of the RWSS programme for Chad. This will inform on access gaps and guide planning and development decision to improve access to water supply and sanitation of rural populations where most needed.

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Study for the expansion of Monrovia water supply and sanitation system and rehabilitation of water supplies of 3 country capitals

January 2008 - The Government of Liberia received a €1.5 million grant to develop plans for the rehabilitation and expansion of water supply and sanitation systems to meet 2025 demands in Monrovia and 3 county capitals (Kakata, Zwedru, and Buchaman). This project also includes the preparation of economically and technically sound priority projects to facilitate the process of mobilising the necessary investments downstream.

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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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Kenya social business and branded toilets

January 2014 – The Athi Water Services Board of Nairobi,Kenya, received a €2.9 million grant to introduce sanitation services in Mukuru and other informal settlements through social business ventures. The project will improve livelihoods of the urban poor by providing affordable sanitation services and jobs. The scheme will promote mainly female entrepreneurs to embark on branded toilet provision ventures as well as provide business training. 

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