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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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Capacity building for decentralized integrated water resources management (IWRM)

April 2008 - The Government of Burkina Faso received a € 450,000 grant to strengthen the Government’s institutional capacity and performance for monitoring water resources and water use in the country and developing adequate regulation for the effective implementation of Burkina Faso's IWRM Plan. The IWRM is part of the Government’s plan to boost water security issues through improved management and development of its water resources.

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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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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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Support for the decentralisation of the water, sanitation and hygiene services in Atacora-Donga region

October 2012- The ONG PROTOS has received a € 1 million grant to finance the development of an institutional framework for the decentralization of water supply, sanitation, hygiene services in the Atacora-Donga region. This project includes capacity building of communes and the private sector and technical assistance offered to municipalities. The project is expected to help improves water supply, sanitation, hygiene services in the targeted region, and improve people’s health and living conditions.

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CICOS-Preparation of the Strategic Action Plan for the integrated water resources management of the Congo River Basin

May 2007 - The International Commission for the Congo-Ubangi-Sangha Basin (CICOS) has received a €1.9 million grant to prepare a strategic action plan for the integrated water resources management of the Congo River Basin.

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Niger Basin – multipurpose infrastructure to adapt to climate change

December 2013 – The Niger Basin Authority received a €1.5 million grant to conduct feasibility studies for infrastructure aimed at adapting to climate change. The AWF will also catalyse investments through supporting technical, economic, financial, environmental and social feasibility studies. 137 million people are expected to benefit from this project.

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Strengthening the information and knowledge capacity of CICOS for the water resources management of the Congo Basin

May 2007 - The International Commission for the Congo-Ubangi-Sangha Basin (CICOS) received a € 455,000 grant to reinforce its capacity to collect and manage hydrologic data and information as well as well to enhance Congo Basin water resources knowledge.

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Regional water policy of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS/CEEAC)

September 2009 – The Executive Secretariat of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) received a € 1,4 million grant to improve the management of water resources and environmental protection by building capacity to plan and implement regional water policy within Central Africa. The project entails building the capacities of the Regional Centre for Water Resources Coordination and Management (CRCGRE) of ECCAS, improve the water information system, and prepare a regional IWRM action plan to support the IWRM process in the member countries.

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