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The African Water Facility: On the Road to 9th World Water Forum 28 December 2021 The African Water Facility (AWF) is preparing to participate in the 9th World Water Forum to be held in Dakar, Senegal from March 21 to 26 2022, under the theme “Water Security for Peace and Development”. This participation is part of AWF's efforts to advocate for the water security, which is a key...
Denmark extends $30 million grant to African Water Facility for climate-smart water and sanitation services in four drought-prone countries 22 December 2021 The Danish government has provided a $30.1 million grant to the African Development Bank-managed African Water Facility to enhance access to quality water and sanitation for Africans living in four arid and drought prone countries. The grant will benefit rural dwellers in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger...
A technical workshop to prepare the implementation of WASH programme in the Sahel and Horn Africa 07 December 2021 The Africa Water Facility (AWF), the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Denmark concluded the first technical workshop on the Climate Resilient WASH Programme for the Sahel and Horn of Africa. The workshop took place on 30th November and 1st...
Handwashing Day: an essential measure at the heart of the African Development Bank's intervention 17 October 2021 Washing your hands with soap and water may seem like a simple gesture, and yet it is one of the most important measures in the fight against epidemics and infectious diseases in Africa. However, millions of people in Africa do not have the opportunity to easily wash their hands. On Global Hand...
A training on new sanitation techniques in Madagascar 05 October 2021 Malagasy decision-makers and experts in the sanitation sector participated, since Monday, October 4, 2021, in a capacity-building workshop on new urban sanitation techniques in Tulear.  During five days, participants will review solid waste management techniques, the legal and regulatory framework...
Five questions to Osward Chanda, Director for Water Development and Sanitation Department 30 September 2021 Osward Chanda explains the new programme between the African Development Bank, Nordic Development Fund (NDF), the Government of Denmark and beneficiary governments (Mali, Niger, Burkia Faso and Somalia). The new programme aims to secure climate-resilient water and sanitation services in Sahel and...
Sierra Leone : Citywide Inclusive Sanitation to solve urban sanitation challenges 23 September 2021 The African Water Facility (AWF), in collaboration with the Gates Foundation - Technical Assistance Africa Hub and the Government of Sierra Leone, organized a virtual capacity building workshop on the Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) approach. The virtual workshop which took place from the 10-...
The AWF takes stock of its support towards the WASSMO Project 19 September 2021 In order to enhance implementation of the project “Pan-African Water Sector Project Monitoring and Reporting System (WASSMO), Phase II - STRENGTHENING CAPACITY AND LEARNING”, the African Water Facility (AWF) in collaboration with the AFDB Nigeria office undertook a virtual supervision mission with...
Integrating gender and social equity : A case of Ghana’s Sustainable Faecal Sludge Management in Urban Centres Project 14 September 2021 In relation to gender and social equity considerations, the « Ghana’s Sustainable Faecal Sludge Management in Urban Centres Project » goals are to create the conditions to increase the participation of women, youth and other vulnerable groups in the preparatory studies and consultative processes...
African Development Bank, partners unveil initiative to secure climate-resilient water and sanitation services in five drought-prone countries 10 September 2021 The African Development Bank, in partnership with the Nordic Development Fund and the Government of Denmark will roll-out a program to strengthen access to climate-resilient water and sanitation resources in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger and Somalia. The initiative is expected to strengthen...

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