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The African Water Facility: On the Road to UNFCCC COP 26 06 September 2021 The African Water Facility (AWF) is preparing to participate in the 26th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC to be held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12, 2021. This participation is part of AWF's efforts to become more involved in climate governance, given the increasing and pressing...
AWF’s response to Climate Change: A case of Building Resilience to Water Stress and Climate Change in Somaliland 01 September 2021 The African Water Facility (AWF) extended a €3million grant to support efforts towards building resilience to climate change and reducing water stress in Somaliland. The grant financed the development of the National Water Resources Management and Investment Plan (WRMIP) covering the period 2020-...
African Water Facility’s COVID-19 Response Initiatives 24 August 2021 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the African Water Facility (AWF) has continued to thrive and has undertaken the following activities and initiatives geared towards mobilising resources for African countries to build resilience against future pandemics; curtail the spread of the COVID-19; and...
Improving the sanitation service in Bouaké and Katiola in Côte d'Ivoire 17 August 2021 The African Water Facility (AWF) organized a supervision mission to Bouaké and Katiola, from June 2 to 4, 2021, to assess the progress that the Promoting access to toilets and employment in Bouaké and Katiola Project (PATER) realized in these two municipalities. Thanks to funding of €1.3 million...
Tunisia develops its “Eau 2050” strategy 12 August 2021 Known as a drought-prone country and highly exposed to water stress, Tunisia is developing its “Eau 2050” strategy, thanks to co-financing from the African Water Facility (AWF), the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The “Eau...
African Development Bank’s Water and Sanitation Development Department launches the Bank’s new Policy on Water 23 June 2021 The African Development Bank has virtually launched its new policy on water in a virtual ceremony. The event, held 22 June was attended by Acting Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development Atsuko Toda, and Osward Chanda, Acting Director, Water Development and Sanitation Department...
Water project improves quality of life, halts school abstention rate in Rwanda 08 June 2021 Béatrice lives in the village of Tumba, in the district of Rulindo, in Rwanda. She has six children. Beatrice is overjoyed to narrate how a project funded by the African Development Bank has enabled her community to access clean water. Beatrice considers it a miracle that she no longer has to walk...
Improving the sanitation service in Bouaké and Katiola in Côte d'Ivoire 08 June 2021 The African Water Facility (AWF) organized a supervision mission to Bouaké and Katiola, from June 2 to 4, 2021, to assess the progress that the Promoting access to toilets and employment in Bouaké and Katiola Project (PATER) realized in these two municipalities. Thanks to funding of €1.3 million...
Africa’s potential in the blue economy highlighted in the World Water Congress 03 June 2021 Thirty-eight countries in the African continent are bordered by the ocean or the sea, but for 70% of them, their maritime exclusive economic zones are largely under-exploited. The maritime zones under African jurisdiction cover some 13 Million km2 and some 6.5 km2 of continental shelf. In a video (...
African Development Bank Board approves new Water Policy 27 May 2021 The new policy will promote increased sustainable development and management of Africa’s limited water resources through the water-energy-food nexus to support inclusive and green growth. Cote d’Ivoire, Abidjan, 18 May 2021 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank unanimously...

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