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  1. New bridges and roads make cane transport, travel and life of sugar farmers in Swaziland easier - 30/08/2017

    New bridges and upgraded roads improve profits and lives of small sugar cane farmers in Swaziland. Replacing gravel roads and a low hanging, one-way bridge with new infrastructure has improved efficiency for the farmers. Cane haulage time and distance bet ...

    Swaziland, sugar cane, small farmers, infrastructure

  2. Illiterate widow successfully re-opens grocery store after business training - 30/08/2017

    NGO Technoserve's basic business training boosts small businesses in the Swaziland sugar belt. The project targets existing and aspiring entrepreneurs.

    Swaziland, business training, small businesses, local entrepreneurships

  3. Basic business training boosts community entrepreneurship - 25/08/2017

    Under the umbrella of a large sugar cane project in rural Swaziland, the Basic Business Training programme targets small entrepreneurs. The main objective is to increase entrepreneurship in rural communities; existing businesses as well as start-ups. On t ...

    Swaziland, business training, local entrepreneurships, small businesses

  4. Women quench their fellow villagers' thirst - 23/08/2017

    Women manage the 20 community owned water kiosks that are built in busy areas. People can now buy affordable, clean water close to home instead of walking to the river or travel far to the city.

    Swaziland, water and sanitation, infrastructure, business training

  5. Structured dialogue with clinic helps wheelchair user to get ramp - 22/08/2017

    Focus group discussions identified the need for better access to the clinics. Patients, staff and local authorities worked together to build ramps for wheelchair users, among other improvements.

    Swaziland, health, Community Score Cards, Empowerment

  6. Structured participatory dialogue between medical staff and patient improves satisfaction at local health clinics in Swaziland - 21/08/2017

    Community Score Cards (CSC) is a model for structured dialogue between service providers and users. It is a way to define needs and execute action plans at a grassroots level. The objective of the project is to improve accessibility and satisfaction at he ...

    Swaziland, health, structured dialogue, Community empowerment

  7. Bringing clean water and sanitation to rural Swaziland - 10/08/2017

    The aim of this project is to provide safe drinking water and sanitation to an additional 61,000 people in the poor and dry south-eastern areas of Swaziland. The existing network of water was expanded. Twenty water selling points (water kiosks) were built ...

    Swaziland, water, sanitation, rural communities

  8. Southern African Development Community (SADC) Project Preparation and Development Facility (PPDF) - 27/07/2017

    The SADC Project Preparation and Development Facility (PPDF) is a mechanism to fund regional development. One of the key constraints for economic development in the region is the lack of appropriate infrastructure. PPDF wants to respond to this identified ...

    regional integration, SADC, infrastructure

  9. Trade Related Facility (TRF) for Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) - 27/07/2017

    The SADC Trade Related Facility (TRF) is an innovative programme to strengthen implementation of existing regional trade agreements at the national level. Through the programme, 12 participating countries in the SADC region will receive financial support ...

    regional integration, SADC, trade, EPA

  10. Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (SADC-THEMA): Agricultural and environmental resource management - 21/07/2017

    The general objective of the SADC THEMA in Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) is to increase the information management, decision-making and planning capacity of African regional and national institutions mandated for environment, cl ...

    Southern African Development Community (SADC), DCI - Environment and sustainable management of natural resources including energy