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Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion

This call for proposals addressed the first objective of the Water Facility. The purpose was to provide funding for water and sanitation basic infrastructure and hygiene promotion projects, focusing on the most vulnerable and needy in rural and peri-urban areas, promoting the use of small-scale appropriate technologies, and leading to improvements in health, education and socio-economic development.

Each water, sanitation and hygiene project must have had the active involvement of local partners (non State actors and/or local government) in project identification, selection of activities and implementation.

The call had one step: a short concept note and full application form were submitted together. The evaluation process was finalized in November 2010 with 67 projects passing the selection procedure. The initial allocation for this Call of € 110 million allowed financing of 55 projects. A further 6 projects could be financed following a € 12 million contribution made by the Spanish government in December 2010. In March 2011, and through an internal re-allocation of Water Facility funds, it was possible to fund the remaining 6 projects. The 67 projects pdf - 31 KB [31 KB] français (fr) benefit from a total grant amount of € 129 million. The total eligible cost of the projects is € 177million.

The expected results of the 67 selected projects are that about 3,7 million people will benefit from access to safe water of which 3 million will also benefit from improved sanitation. Some 8 million people will benefit from hygiene promotion programmes. About 40% of the abovementioned end-beneficiaries are children under 15 years of age.

On average, the drinking water coverage will increase in the project locations from 30 % to 70 % and access to basic sanitation in the project locations from 15 % to 50 %.

Eligible applicants and partners

- ACP and EU non-State actors, local authorities and international organisations.

Language

- Applications were admitted in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese.

 

Partnerships for capacity development

This call for proposals addressed the second objective of the Water Facility. The purpose was to provide funding for partnership projects (North-South and South-South) to develop capacity in the ACP water and sanitation sector by transferring expertise and knowledge from water and sanitation utilities, local authorities and other water sector public actors to ACP counterparts.

The transfer takes place from an implementing partner(s) to a beneficiary partner(s). Non-State Actors and ACP governments were allowed to participate in the action as supporting partners. Examples of partnerships include:

- The applicant as the sole implementing partner and only one beneficiary partner (twinning);

- The applicant plus other implementing partners and several beneficiary partners.

The call has two steps: submission of a short concept note first (deadline for submission October 2010), followed by an evaluation and then invitation for submission of a detailed proposal for those projects selected.The evaluation process was finalized in August 2011, with 32 projects pdf - 19 KB [19 KB] français (fr)  passing the selection procedure. The total allocation for the 32 successful projects of the Call is € 23 million. Concerning the geographical distribution 29 projects will be implemented in Africa and 3 projects in the Caribbean

Eligible applicants and partners

- ACP and EU water and sanitation utilities, local authorities and other water sector actors (e.g. river basin organisations).

Language

- Applications were admitted in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese.

Find a partner

A supporting website was created to help potential applicants and partners to build a partnership in the water sector.

 

Sanitation in poor peri-urban and urban areas in ACP countries

This call for proposals addressed the first objective of the Water Facility. The specific objective is to increase sanitation coverage through basic sanitation infrastructure and hygiene promotion projects, focussing on the most vulnerable and needy in poor peri-urban and urban areas, promoting behaviour change by participatory methods, and leading to improvements in health, human dignity, environment sustainability, education & socio-economic development. The scope also includes public facilities (as in schools, markets, bus stations, health centers, etc.)

Each sanitation project must have the active involvement of local partners (non State actors and/or local government) in project identification, selection of activities and implementation.

The call has two steps: submission of a short concept note first (deadline for submissionJanuary 2012), followed by an evaluation and then invitation for submission of a detailed proposal for those projects selected

Eligible applicants and partners

- ACP and EU non-State actors, local authorities and international organisations.

Language

- Applications may be in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese.

Last update: 20/06/2012 | Top