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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.


Arusha Strategic sanitation plan

November 2007 - The Arusha Municipal Council received a €654,000 grant to formulate a Strategic Sanitation Plan Development intended to close the sanitation services and investment gaps by providing the Council and its partner -the Arusha Urban Water and Sewerage Authority - with guidance for the continuous improvement of sanitation in Arusha on an incremental basis, based on the principles of dynamic financial planning which matches developments to available funding.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


Investment plans for sanitation in eight Malagasy cities

(In French only) Huit villes vont être dotées de plans d'investissement pour l'assainissement à Madagascar, grâce à un don de 1,8 million d’euros. L’objectif est de renforcer le développement économique et social de ces villes grâce à des programmes d’actions pour la gestion intégrée des eaux pluviales, des excreta, des eaux usées et des déchets solides. Les zones concernées (Toliara, Taolagnaro, Antsirabe, Toamasina, Nosy-Be, Fianarantsoa, Mahajanga et Antsiranana) regroupent 1,6 million d’habitants.