The Southern Africa Trust, together with the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland acting through the Department for International Development (DFID), have entered an accountable grant arrangement to the value of £4,800,000.
The grant, which falls under the UK-South Africa Development Partnerships (USDPA) in Africa programme came to effect on September 1,2017 and will end on August 31, 2019.
“The grant is part of an ongoing partnership between the Trust and DFID and reflects the agency’s commitment to addressing issues crucial to the development of southern Africa,” said Bhekinkosi Moyo, Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Africa Trust.
“It is through such programmes that we are able to continue our work on collecting efforts to eradicate poverty,” he said.
About the Trust
The Southern Africa Trust is an independent, regional, non-profit agency registered in South Africa and established in 2005. It is governed by a Board of Trustees drawn from the Southern Africa region and staffed by a team from across the SADC region and beyond. Its mandate, as stipulated in the Trust Deed is to undertake activities that contribute to the reduction of poverty and inequality including activities related to public policy, official poverty reduction processes, human rights, stakeholder engagement, human and economic development, research, training, and capacity building. In delivering its mandate, the Trust endeavours to strengthen the voice of poor people in public policy processes, to reduce poverty and inequality in Southern Africa in ways that promote regional linkages and a regional agenda.