To improve the living conditions of the non-sewered urban-poor in Africa through provision of affordable and sustainable sanitation tools and technologies
The African Water Facility (AWF) is an initiative led by the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) to mobilise resources to finance water resources development activities in Africa. It is hosted and managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB).
Over its first six years of operation the AWF developed a portfolio of grants covering 84 projects in 51 countries including Africa’s most vulnerable states.
The AWF is funded by Algeria, Australia, Austria, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Burkina Faso, Canada, Denmark, the European Commission, France, Norway, Senegal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the African Development Bank. The AWF is governed by a Governing Council representing its 15 donors, UN-Water Africa, the AU via NEPAD, AMCOW and the AfDB.
Australian government Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Cities Danish government Emptying and transport (non sewered) Enabling environment and institutional strengthening Ethiopia Faecal sludge treatment processes Faeces or faecal sludge Multilateral organisation Other funding source or unspecified Political processes and institutional aspects Practitioners Public awareness, advocacy and civil society engagement Resource recovery Specific to one or several countries Sub-Saharan Africa Swedish government Technology comparisons Treatment of wastewater or greywater UK government Urban (entire city) Urban informal settlements (slums)
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