African Water Facility

African Development Bank (AfDB)

The goal of the AWF is to mobilise and apply financial and human resources to ensure water security in Africa, thereby contributing to meeting the targets and goals established by the Africa Water Vision 2025 and the Millennium Development Goals. The AWF will continue supporting delivery of the Africa Water Vision 2025 which will result in enhanced equitable and sustainable development and management of African water resources for poverty alleviation, socio-economic development, regional cooperation, the environment and resilience to water-related disaster and climate change.

Open to Applications : 
Application Time Frame : 

There is no application deadline to request AWF funding. The AWF team of experts assesses the received funding requests throughout the year and transmits its evaluation and decision in due course. An acknowledgement message is sent to confirm the registration of the request by the AWF team.

Climate Objective : 
Administrator Type : 
Intergovernmental Organization
Financial Instruments Offered : 
Direct Access : 
Fund Size : 

€151.2 million

Financing Award : 
Less than 1 million USD
Trustee : 
Not specified
Implementing Entity : 

Not specified

Steps to Access & Application Procedure

AWF has developed clear procedures for requesting financial support. All applicants are requested to read the instructions in the AWF Funding Project proposal carefully and submit sufficient documentation of their submitted projects.

Applicants are also requested to first check their eligibility as well as the eligibility of the proposed project.

Download the AWF Funding Project proposal Form:

Please send the completed form to the general AWF email address:

Organizational and Decision Making Structure

The Governing Council meets twice a year and is made up of: 5 members appointed by AMCOW, 5 members appointed by donors, 1 member appointed by the African Development Bank, 1 member appointed by the African Union (represented by NEPAD Secretariat), 1 member appointed by UN-Water/A

Monitoring and Reporting Procedures

Not specified

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable)

Not specified

Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income

Recipients must be regional member countries of the African Development Bank (AfDB), political subdivisions or agencies working within these countries, or regional agencies or institutions concerned with water resource development in Africa.

Other Comments

Due to a high volume of submissions, the AWF is not accepting any more grant applications until further notice.

Contact Information

African Water Facility African Development Bank
Immeuble du Centre de commerce International d’Abidjan CCIA
Avenue Jean-Paul II
01 BP 1387

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