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How Sokode Became a benchmark City for sanitation in Togo 11 April 2022 « It was two in the morning one night when I needed to go and relieve myself. But the public latrines were a long way from my home," recalls Zalia Zoukoufoulou, who lives in Sokodé, the second-largest city in Togo, located 350 kilometres north. Zalia's anecdote revealed how hard it is for large...
Stimulating donor interests at the 9th World Water Forum 03 April 2022 The African Water Facility (AWF) participated in the World Water Forum from 22 to 27 March 2022 in Dakar. Under the aegis of the Bank's Water and Sanitation Department, the delegation consisting of AWF’s Coordinator, Mtchera Chirwa, the Principal Public-Private Partnership Finance Expert, and the...
The World Water Day: The Africa Water Facility promotes approaches to sustainably manage groundwater resources 22 March 2022 As we celebrate the World Water Day on 22nd March 2022, we need to recognize that groundwater plays a key role in sustaining water supplies and livelihoods in Africa. Availability of Groundwater is widespread, generally of good quality and has fundamental ability to cushion incidents of prolonged...
Program: African Development Bank, a top-tier partner at 9th World Water Forum 21 March 2022 What: 9th World Water Forum Who: African Development Bank and African Ministers’ Council On Water When: 21 - 26 March 2022 Where: Diamniadio, Dakar, Senegal                           The African Development Bank will be a lead partner of the 9th World Water Forum, to be held from 21-26 March 2022...
The African Water Facility’s new coordinator to announce key findings from State of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Report at World Water Forum 19 March 2022 The African Development Bank’s new coordinator for its African Water Facility, Mtchera Johannes Chirwa, will deliver key findings of a rural water supply and sanitation report at the World Water Forum to be held in Dakar from 21-26 March 2022. At the Forum, Chirwa will co-lead a discussion of the...
The African Water Facility launches investment case to raise €62.15 million ($70.64 million) by end of 2023 to fund revised strategy targeting improved rural and urban community quality of life 09 March 2022 Abidjan, 9 March 2022 –The African Water Facility announced a new investment case to mobilize resources to finance its revised strategy for 2017-2025. Based on an updated vision, the African Water Facility is set to improve the quality of life for rural and urban communities in Africa by 2025. The...
The African Development Bank names Mtchera Johannes Chirwa as new Coordinator to lead African Water Facility 01 March 2022 The African Development Bank has announced the appointment of Mtchera Johannes Chirwa as the new Coordinator of the African Water Facility, a project preparation and technical assistance facility hosted at the African Development Bank’s Water Development and Sanitation Department. A Malawian...
An AWF project to ensure the sustainable management of water and sanitation in Zimbabwe 21 February 2022 Hope has been brought to communities living in Marondera Municipality in Zimbabwe, on account of the possibility of lasting access to safe water and improved sewerage services at home.  As a result of the recently completed Africa Water Facility (AWF) financed Masterplan and the immediate works...
A community response to access to drinking water in South Africa 13 February 2022 Rural water services provision continues to dwindle in South Africa. As a result, millions of rural South Africans are without various water related goods and services that in turn, continue to negatively affect their livelihoods, health and wellbeing. The Water Research Commission launched an...
WASH and Climate Change 07 February 2022 Africa Water Facility (FAE) prioritizes climate change resilience, adaptation and mitigation as an important cross-cutting issue in its project preparation and implementation activities, as guided by the AWF Revised Strategy (2017-2025) and within the broader framework of the AfDB’s new Water...

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