JWF Fund 2020 financially supported seven projects aimed at solving water and sanitation issues, which are also essential for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The projects also included awareness-raising activities on infectious disease control.
|Project title||Country||Number of beneficiaries|
|1. Construction of protected spring well in Kake village||Cameroon||1,000 people|
|2. Construction of protected spring well in Kisega village||Uganda||1,674 people|
|3. Installation of hand-washing facilities in Thapathali slum||Nepal||777 people|
|4. Construction of double VIP latrines in Sparly Dehri village||Pakistan||200 people|
|5. Installation of water kiosk in Kibera slum||Kenya||1,000 people|
|6. Installation of water storage tank in Batapiyasa kanda community*||Sri Lanka||600 people|
|7. Installation of Rainwater harvesting tanks to four public primary schools||Kenya||3,457 people|
What is the JWF Fund?
The JWF Fund was founded in 2005 and solely operated by Japan Water Forum (JWF), which aims to support selected grass-roots organizations in developing countries who have been addressing water-related issues in their own countries. Every year, JWF publicly seeks for projects and those adopted after due assessment will be eligible to get funding up to 1,000 USD per project.
The JWF Fund is based upon membership fees of the JWF members and donations from general contributors.
Outlines of the JWF Fund 2020
・Application Period: 22 June to 21 July 2020
・Number of Applications: 347 projects from 35 countries
・Selected projects: 7 projects from 6 countries; Cameroon (1), Uganda (1), Kenya (2), Nepal (1), Pakistan (1) and Sri Lanka (1)
・Project period: October 2021 to February 2021
(Reported by Shigenori Asai, Director and Akie Gunji, Sub Manager)