Technical Assistance Expert for the African Water Facility (AWF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Contract partner: AfDB - African Development BankCountry: Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 600.000,00Project start: 01.08.2013End: 28.02.2018

Short Description:

Overall goal

A seconded Water Resources & Climate Change Expert will assist the African Water Facility (AWF) to evaluate new projects and follow up on existing projects on water resources management and to ensure climate change proofing.

Focal areas:

1. Climate change adaptation and mitigation

2. Water disasters management

3. Climate change policy and action plans

4. Public awareness of climate change issues

Activities to be undertaken include:

a. Participate in the Climate Change Network of the Bank Experts, mapping sector expertise, cross-fertilization, and exchange of views;

b. Assist in the preparation of climate change policies, strategies, and action plans;

c. Analyze climate change content of projects;

d. Participate in policy dialogue to mainstream climate change mitigation and adaptation;

e. Provide input to operations teams on policies and strategies related to climate change;

f. Provide guidance and advice on co-financing opportunities for climate change initiatives;

g. Assist AWF Task managers in climate change mitigation and adaptation issues in their projects, particularly in the area of access to special climate change funds;

h. As Task Manager, identify, appraise and supervise a portfolio of projects related to climate change adaptation and mitigation.

The AWF is an initiative of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW). Established in 2004, it supports a wide range of African institutions to address the increasing investment need for the development and management of water resources in Africa, towards meeting the Africa Water Vision 2025 targets and the Millennium Development Goals. The African Development Bank is hosting the AWF.

The AWF has identified a need to reinforce its capacity by mobilizing additional senior level expertise to support the mainstreaming of climate change within the context of water resources management and development projects.

project number2352-04/2013
source of fundingOEZA
sector Wasserversorgung und sanitäre Einrichtungen
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.