African Water Facility

Founding Year: 2004

Staff: 10

Budget: ~€4.42m

Mohamed El Azizi (Director)

It provides provides grants and expert technical assistance to implement innovative water projects and raise investment for water projects throughout Africa. Among its range of objectives, the AWF supports projects that aim at building resilience to climate change and promoting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Many of its projects use cutting-edge and innovative solutions that can help countries overcome the new water-related challenges presented by climate change, and reduce pollution that causes global warming. As part of its climate change strategy, the AWF prioritizes projects that feature water harvesting, conservation, storage, recycling and re-use, and the use of renewable energy to power water stations and infrastructure.  It is managed by the African Development Bank and has incepted 104 projects in 52 countries, including Africa’s most vulnerable states.

Activities:

  • Project Preparation – Works with stakeholders to create bankable projects, from initial feasibility studies right through to donor round tables.
  • Water Governance – Supports capacity building to create an environment conducive to investment and ongoing viability.
  • Water Knowledge – Funds the development of water information systems to inform decision-making process and track progress and achievements.
  • Climate Change – Provides grants to water projects that adapt to the effects of climate change and reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases contributing to global warming.
  • Environmental and Social Protection – Ensures that environmental and social protection is properly considered in each project.
  • Gender and Social Equity – Works with project planners to ensure that gender and social equity are being addressed.

Publications:

  • News, blogs, photos, and videos
  • Reports on their activities like the AWF Strategy 2017-2025

 

 


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African Water Facility contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals


  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
    Calls for an end to poverty globally by 2030 and promotes increased access to basic services and social protection.
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  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    Aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well Being
    Aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, by reducing mortality rates and increasing access to equitable health care for men and women.
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  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
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  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    Aims to end gender discrimination in all forms and promote equal opportunity for all women and girls in terms of education, career, and sexual/reproductive rights.
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  • SDG 6 -Clean Water and Sanitisation
    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by promoting global access to adequate sanitation and hygiene.
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  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by promoting affordable and reliable energy sources.
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  • SDG 8 -Decent Work and Economic Growth
    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
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  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.  
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  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    Aims to achieve economic growth by reducing inequalities regarding social, economic and political opportunities and freedoms.
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  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    Aims to promote the globalization of sustainable cities and communities in turn providing universal safe and affordable housing.
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  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    Aims to create responsible and sustainable practices involving consumption and production through efficiently using natural resources.
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  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    Calls to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts through global awareness, education, and integration into government policies.
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  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
    Calls to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development and prevent and reduce marine pollution in order to protect ecosystems and achieve healthy oceans.
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  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
    Aims to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
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  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    Aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Calls to reduce all forms of violence and deaths related to violence and to end abuse and exploitation
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  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals
    Aims to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development by mobilizing domestic resources in order to provide support for developing countries.
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