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Strengthening water and environmental engineering capacity in fragile states – 2IE

September 2008 - L’Institut international d’ingénierie de l’eau et de l’environnement (2iE) received a  €1.9 million grant to finance the education of 230 water engineering students hailing from fragile states, namely from Burundi, CAR, Chand Ivory Coast, Guinea, Liberia, The Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Sierra Leone,   as a way to provide these states with highly qualified engineers able to address their nation’s water and sanitation challenges and support national water resources management and development plans, and project implementation.

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Development of Tunisia’s water vision and strategy 2050

January 2011 – The Government of Tunisia received a € 1 million grant to develop a national water vision and strategy to ensure the proper management of the country’s water resources up to 2050 and increase water security. This project will help the government make informed and guided decision about water investments and projects across the country.

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Formulation of Burundi’s integrated water resources management (IWRM) plan

September 2006 - The Government of Burundi received a €480,000 grant to formulate Burundi’s Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) plan meant to help the country achieve a sustainable water resource management regime contributing to social equity, economic efficiency and environmental sustainability. The Global Water Partnership (GWP) was a facilitator of the project at the request of Burundi's Government. GWP is an international partnership with the mission to support the development of national IWRM plans.

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Ensuring long-term water safety in Tunisia

In order to manage water fairly, sustainably and efficiently, the African Water Facility (AWF) has approved a grant of 1.4 million euros to Tunisia. This donation will be used to implement the project entitled “Development of the vision and strategy of the water sector by 2050.” This project will take an integrated management approach on resources to contribute to the country’s socioeconomic development.

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Preparation of the national rural water supply and sanitation programme

December 2006 - The Government of Mozambique received a €486,000 grant for a project aimed at delivering a study that reviews the current implementation of rural water supply and sanitation services and recommends improvements through a comprehensive program to meet national and MDG targets. The study will prepare a national RWSS program for immediate implementation throughout the country. The study will also contribute towards the institutional strengthening and capacity building efforts to ensure sustainable development of the water supply and sanitation sector.

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Ziguinchor sanitation master plan study

December 2006 - The Government of Senegal received a €935,000 grant to support the preparation of a Master Plan for the improvement of sanitation services in different districts of Zinguichor, solve the environmental issues generated by wastewater management, eradicate the impacts of severe floods created by anarchic rains, and advocate in favor of new technologies for water supply and sanitation.

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Development of an integrated water resources management (IWRM) plan for Namibia

December 2006 -The Government of Namibia received a €498,000 grant to support the formulation of the national IWRM plan for the sustainable management of water resources. The project aims at enabling Namibia to achieve the sustainable management of water resource for the purpose of economic development, improved social well-being and protection of the environment.

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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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