JWF Fund 2021 financially supported 5 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. Rehabilitation of wells in Kanjuki village
2. Rehabilitation of wells in Kaida village
3. Installation of water kiosk in Kaptolla village
|4. Training and installation of rainwater harvesting containers for girls||Uganda||5,000 people|
|5. Rehabilitation of existing groundwater recharge system in Thallykothanoor village||India||460 people|
＊Due to the spread of COVID-19, activities have been temporarily suspended due to lockdown etc. The project is now being implemented giving consideration to pursuing safety.
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 1,500 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 2021
・Application Period: 22 June to 21 July 2021
・Number of Applications: 406 projects from 37 countries
・Selected projects: 5 projects from 4 countries; Nigeria (1), Uganda (2), Kenya (1), and India (1)
・Project period: October 2021 to March 2022
(Reported by Toshinobu Shimizu, Project Manager)