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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...
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...
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...
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...
African Water Facility welcomes approval of 2021 Work Plan and Budget 25 May 2021 The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved the 2021 African Water Facility Work Plan and Budget, following its review and endorsement by the Oversight Committee and Governing Council of the AWF. Guided by the AWF 2017–2025 Strategy, that is currently undergoing review...
Prepared With the Help of AWF, Songwe River Basin Program Set to Start 20 May 2017 Malawi and Tanzania have agreed to work together for the development of the Songwe River Basin Program (SRBDP). This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between both parties at a ceremony held in Lilongwe, on May 18, 2017. Prepared with the support of the African Water Facility and...
The African Water Facility Supports Somaliland to Build Resilience to Water Stress and Climate Change 15 March 2017 The AWF held on February 21, 2017 a launching ceremony and workshop to officially kick-start the Water Resources Management and Investment Plan project for Somaliland. The AWF has provided a €3-million grant to support this project in the aim of building resilience to climate change and reducing...
The African Water Facility Supports Mozambique’s resilience to climate change and reducing vulnerability to floods in Inhambane and Chimoio 09 March 2017 The Government of the Republic of Mozambique and the African Water Facility (AWF) has entered into a grant agreement for a feasibility study on Urban Sanitation, Drainage and Solid Waste Management in Chimoio and Inhambane. The grant agreement was signed on 27th January 2017 by the Minister of...

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