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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.

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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.

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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.

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Supporting the socio-economic development of the Ruzizi plain and promoting regional integration

(In French only) La Communauté économique des pays des Grands Lacs (CEPGL), regroupant la République du Burundi, la République démocratique du Congo et la République du Rwanda a été créée en 1976.

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Integrated watershed management of Kiboun and Tende River basins

January 2009 - The Government of Kenya received a €1.9 million to improve the productivity and sustainability of land use systems and water conservation by empowering local communities and government agencies institute improved management of Kibuon and Tende river basins. The project will help improve water quality and quantity through the promotion of sustainable agricultural and land use practices in the catchments, leading to the reduction in nutrient and sediment transport into the water courses.

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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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Support for the development of water information and knowledge systems

October 2006 -The Government of Ethiopia received a €500,000 grant to kick-start the establishment of a national information management system, strengthen existing processes to manage water quantity and quality data, reinforce applied research and improved water information ICT infrastructure. The project is aimed at addressing the water data and information needs of the country to facilitate the planning, implementation, monitoring, sustainable management and development of the country’s water resources.

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Boosting hydropower and irrigation in Tanzania

Tanzania is expected to benefit from a boost in hydropower generation and irrigation development thanks to a new study financed by the African Water Facility (AWF). This EUR 2-million grant will help the government of Tanzania launch the pre-feasibility study of a multipurpose dam, irrigation and hydropower project in Kikonge (South West).

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Kisumu district primary schools water and sanitation

December 2006 - HORIZON 3000, a regional NGO based in Uganda, received a € 230,000 grant to provide water, sanitation and hygiene in six schools in Kisumu by constructing innovative rainwater harvesting and ecological sanitation facilities, and teaching children about proper water use, hygiene and sanitation practices. The project is a pilot with main focus is to change hygiene behaviours and demonstrate the value of rainwater harvesting for possible replication in Kenya and regionally.

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Water supply and sanitation services for the urban poor in Kagugube Parish - Kampala

December 2006 - The Uganda’s National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) received a €800,000 grant to undertake an integrated project of water and sanitation services to the mainly low-income community of Kagugube Parish, Kampala. The project is to contribute to poverty reduction and improve health outcomes. It also seeks to capture and shard lessons learned in the delivery of services to the urban poor, a major concern in Africa’s ever increasing slums created by rapid urbanisation.

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