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Aug 26 2010
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In 2010 the EU earmarked €40 million of the ACP-EU Water Facility to support water partnership projects. These are not-for-profit partnerships intended to: “develop capacity in the ACP water & sanitation sector, leading to better water and sanitation governance and management, and to the sustainable development and maintenance of infrastructure”.

The European Commission is awarding grants to partnerships in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries selected through a restricted call procedure. ACP-EU water partnerships must last for a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 5 years. Each grant awarded to a partnership must be between a minimum of €250,000 and a maximum of €1,000,000. The Reclaiming Public Water Network, Public Services International, EPSU and several other organisations have supported this initiative and are encouraging its use.Please note that the deadline for the submission of concept notes (4 pages maximum) is 6th October 2010.

PSIRU at the University of Greenwich has created the website to support the ACP-EU water partnerships. The website helps water utilities, local authorities and civil society organisations access and use EU aid to build not-for-profit ACP-EU water partnerships.

It is funded under a contract from the European Commission.

The briefing note on the ACP-EU water partnerships is attached above.


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