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Promoting private sanitation venture to curb water-borne diseases and turn waste into energy and fertilizer in Kisumu, Kenya

The AWF is offering a €1.2 million grant to the Kisumu Water and Sewage Company (KIWASCO) to support an innovative project that will provide sanitation services for residents in the Manyatta settlement in Kisumu, Kenya, while creating business through the sale of fertilizers, biogas and energy as by-product of the sanitation collection. Women, particularly, stand to benefit as 55 per cent of the micro-loans to be set aside to help communities purchase household toilets will be allocated to them.


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.


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.


Strengthening monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities of the water sector

January 2010 - The Government of Malawi received a € 2 million grant to will finance strengthen the water sector monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities in Malawi. The purpose of this M&E project is to ensure the availability of reliable data and information in the water sector to track the achievement of development targets policies programmes and projects, and to facilitate decision-making in planning and managing the sector. The project aims to strengthen institutional capacity for water sector data and information generation, collection, storage and analysis.


Tackling rising sanitation issues in the Seychelles through integrated approach

Victoria, Seychelles – The Government of Seychelles has received a €1.07 million grant for the development of an Integrated Comprehensive Sanitation Plan for the islands. The 10 year plan will follow an integrated approach, looking at the synergies with related sectors such as waste, energy, water supply and stormwater. It will also promote innovative water re-use technologies. A diagnostic study of the sanitation sector of the Seychelles will be conducted which will include economic, environmental and societal impact assessments.


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.


Improving sanitation services to raise school girl attendance in South Africa

The rationale for this project is the need to dramatically improve the usability of existing school sanitation facilities through franchised operation and maintenance services and safe handling of faecal sludge for non-sewered urban and peri-urban areas of East London District. This is aimed to facilitate better learning and improve environmental sanitation.


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.


Development of waste management businesses to improve sanitation services in Arba Minch, Ethiopia

Arba Minch is one of the major cities in Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regional States and located app. 500 km south of the capital Addis Ababa. Sanitation is a major issue for the municipality - inappropriate waste collection, treatment and disposal techniques are some of the main reasons of this sanitation crisis, jointly with a lack of demand from households.