News & Events
22/11/2013 - The Fostering Innovative Sanitation and Hygiene (FISH) Project in Monrovia funded by the African Water Facility (AWF) was showcased and recognized on November 21 and 22 as one of 17 outstanding climate innovations during the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland.
08/11/2013 - The United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) announced Wednesday the selection of the Monrovia Fostering Innovative Sanitation and Hygiene (FISH) project as one of the 17 Lighthouse Activities to be showcased at the November 2013 UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland.
08/11/2013 - The African Water Facility (AWF) signed a €1 million grant in favour of the Ghanaian NGO Training, Research and Networking for Development (TREND) to support an innovative sanitation scheme. The project, which is a tripartite collaboration among TREND, Safi Sana Ghana Limited and the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly, is designed to turn waste into bio-fertilizer and energy, whilst providing affordable and sustainable sanitation services for the unsewered urban poor communities of Ashaiman district of Accra.
05/11/2013 - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, arrived in Bamako, Mali, on Monday, November 4 as part of an official tour of the Sahel region, with visits to Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad. In those countries, Kaberuka was scheduled to meet with authorities, and with communities, on matters of development and security, within the framework of a joint mission involving other development partners. In particular, Kaberuka was expected to reiterate the AfDB’s commitment to supporting efforts to stabilize the region.
03/11/2013 - The problem of water resources in the Sahel is one of the major concerns for the African Development Bank. This challenge threatens agriculture, animal farming and food security for this region.
Categories: Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Niger, Chad, Water Supply & Sanitation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative, African Water Facility
24/10/2013 - The African Water Facility (AWF), jointly with the Government of Malawi, organized a two-day international workshop on monitoring and information management with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB). Held in Lilongwe from 30th September to 1st October 2013, the event aimed at fostering peer learning among specialists and providing participants with tools and knowledge to better keep track of results achieved in the African water and sanitation sector.
- From: 01/09/2013
- To: 06/09/2013
- Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Thousands of the world’s government representatives, water experts and industry leaders gathered in Stockholm from September 1-6, 2013 for World Water Week. With water cooperation on the agenda, participants have been discussing ways to foster greater collaboration between stakeholders to see that water remains at the top of the development agenda.
20/05/2013 - Across Africa, investments in physical and social infrastructure have failed to keep pace with growth and demand, creating a serious infrastructure deficit that slows investment, the achievement of broad-based and inclusive growth, and poverty reduction.
Categories: Infrastructure, Structural Transformation, African Water Facility, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), Fragile States Facility, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative, Green Bond Program
11/04/2013 - The Fostering Innovative Sanitation and Hygiene (FISH) in Monrovia Project funded by the African Water Facility (AWF) was launched on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in the presence of over 40 people including representatives of beneficiaries and development partners. The Facility offers a €1.2-million grant to the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) to support a project aimed at increasing access to sustainable and affordable sanitation and hygiene services to over 800,000 urban slum-dwellers in Monrovia, Liberia.
25/03/2013 - The low rate of investments in the water sector has been a major obstacle to accelerate the development and improved management of water resources critically needed to help meet Africa’s growing water demand.