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Developing rainwater to reduce poverty and tackle drought in Cameroon 22 July 2016 The African Water Facility (AWF) grants 1.3 million Euros to Cameroon to finance a study on the mobilization and use of rainwater in the northern part of the country. The project will address the concerns of two million inhabitants of the region: food security, employment, increased revenue,...
Combating desertification and climate change in Burkina Faso 21 July 2016 Burkina Faso is the first country to benefit from a climate change focused grant (to the tune of EURO 838,000) by the African Water Facility (AWF), after AWF’s call for proposals launched in September 2014. A precise overview of the situation. The project will provide in depth knowledge of the...
Boosting hydropower and irrigation in Tanzania 20 July 2016 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...
Ensuring long-term water safety in Tunisia 01 July 2016 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...
Study to upscale smallholder irrigation in Zambia 29 June 2016 A new set of studies, financed by a grant of EUR 1.4 million from the African Water Facility (AWF) will help develop smallholder irrigation in Zambia, through the Upscaling of Smallholder Irrigation Project. This will lead to improved livelihood conditions and climate change resilience of...
Providing drinking water in Morocco’s rural areas 24 June 2016 The African Water Facility (AWF) supports improvements in the provision of drinking water in Morocco with the approval of a EUR 815,100 grant. Close to 390,000 persons spread over 31 municipalities will benefit from this initiative, thanks to the El Borouj, Larache and Safi North West projects in...
Journée mondiale de l’eau : Le défi de la gestion intégrée des ressources en eau en milieu urbain 23 March 2016 Abidjan, le 22 mars 2016 - La Banque africaine de développement, partenaire d’une rencontre organisée par le ministère ivoirien des Eaux et Forêts, a célébré la Journée mondiale de l’eau le 22 mars. La cérémonie d’ouverture a eu lieu à Abidjan, présidée par Louis-André Dacoury-Tabley, ministre des...
Pilot city project to guide achievement of universal water supply and sanitation access in Zimbabwe 10 March 2016 The implementation of an Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) Masterplan will help Marondera city of Zimbabwe reach universal access to drinking water and sanitation by 2025. The design of Marondera’s IUWM masterplan is supported by a EUR 2 million grant from the African Water Facility (AWF)...
Integrated urban water management, a global and sustainable approach to the water cycle 02 March 2016 Flashback on the workshop on innovative approaches for water management in urban areas, the integrated urban water management (IUWM), which recently gathered water experts from around the world in Abidjan. This global approach to the water cycle sees used water – domestic and industrial – and fecal...
Dam in Swaziland: A strategic investment for the country 15 February 2016 “This drought is worse than the one which occurred in 1992!”  says Zwelakhe who leaves in Mbabane, the Capital City of Swaziland. “Now we are faced with water restrictions: we are only supplied every other day and we are still supposed to be in the rainy season!”. The Hawane Dam which supplies...

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