Our Partners


Crossroads International is a prominent Canadian volunteer cooperation agency that works towards promoting equality for women and girls and eliminating poverty in some of the world's most impoverished African countries. The organisation's objective is to promote a fair and sustainable world by involving and empowering individuals, groups, and communities through shared learning, support, and joint efforts. Crossroads International operates in countries where women and girls encounter significant challenges such as unequal access to resources and economic opportunities, gender-based violence, and limited involvement in political and public affairs. Crossroads International annually mobilises numerous skilled volunteers and staff members from North and South America.


COSPE is a non-profit organisation that was established in 1983 to promote international cooperation. They work in collaboration with civil society and local communities across 24 countries, sharing our commitment to social justice and peace. Their focus is on supporting marginalised and discriminated groups in their efforts to achieve social inclusion, human rights, and democracy. The organisation's objective is to foster communication among individuals and communities to create a world that embraces peace, acceptance, democracy, social justice, and environmental sustainability. They strive for equality between genders and the eradication of all forms of discrimination.


USAID is at the forefront of international development and humanitarian efforts aimed at saving lives, reducing poverty, strengthening democratic governance, and empowering people to move beyond aid.

The organization's objective is to encourage and exhibit democratic principles in foreign countries, while also working towards a world that is free, peaceful, and prosperous. The U.S. Agency for International Development is responsible for leading the U.S. Government's efforts in international development and disaster assistance. Through partnerships and investments, their work aims to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people recover from humanitarian crises and move towards self-sufficiency. This work is in line with America's foreign policy objectives.

The aim of USAID is to assist its partners in achieving self-sufficiency and developing the ability to guide their own progress.


The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub, also known as the USAID TradeHub, collaborates with partners throughout the region to enhance sustainable economic growth, promote global export competitiveness, and boost trade in specific Southern African nations. The initiative aims to achieve its objectives through various measures such as promoting exports from Southern African countries to South Africa and the United States (under the African Growth and Opportunity Act [AGOA]), facilitating capital and technology flows from South Africa to other Southern African countries, and providing specific trade facilitation support to Zambia.

The USAID TradeHub collaborates with market participants to recognise and address obstacles faced by enterprises. They also provide trade and investment facilitation services that are market-based and sustainable to implement solutions. The USAID Trade Hub collaborates with the USAID bilateral missions via the Regional Mission to effectively achieve its goals.


The TFSA facilitates trade within and beyond Southern Africa by assisting the SACU+M business community in expanding their regional and international export trade.

TFSA focuses on assisting businesses that are either currently exporting or are close to being export-ready by partnering with various business support organisations.

  • Offer businesses free and convenient access to the most up-to-date information and resources that will help them expand their exports and markets in a competitive manner.
  • Enable businesses to adhere to standards and regulations within regional and global value chains, including the United Kingdom.
  • We provide specialised online training sessions tailored to meet the needs of businesses and customs officials. Our training covers export requirements for regional and trans-continental trade, including the specific requirements for the UK.
  • Encourage and support the involvement of women in export trade in order to enhance the overall economic growth.

    CAABWA is a non-profit association based in Canada and Africa. Its primary objective is to provide support to women entrepreneurs from both regions who are interested in participating in international trade. CAABWA achieves its mandate by collaborating with development organisations from Africa, Canada, and other countries that share its objectives. Together, they work towards implementing projects that promote women's economic empowerment in both Africa and Canada. CAABWA is a dedicated organisation that aims to improve economic sustainability and growth in Africa, empowering individuals and communities to achieve their full potential. They put in a lot of effort to promote gender equality, empower women, and foster private sector growth.


    The Eswatini Investment Promotion Act of 1998 led to the establishment of EIPA, which was officially introduced in April of that year. EIPA is classified as a 'Category A' Public Enterprise, indicating that it is entirely financed by the Government of Eswatini.

    The mandate of EIPA is to promote and facilitate local and foreign trade and investment in Eswatini by attracting and encouraging potential investors. The organisation also assists in the execution of government policies and strategies related to investment and trade within the country. Additionally, it provides guidance to the Minister on trade and investment policies, proposals, strategies, and appropriate incentives.


    Their mission is to provide an enabling environment and support for the development and growth of business and industry for the attainment of economic development. The Ministry aims to play a crucial role in creating a supportive atmosphere that promotes both economic development and fair distribution of wealth for all citizens in the Kingdom of Swaziland. The objective of the ministry is to create policies and laws that promote fair trade and competition in the economy of Swaziland.


    The Government has mandated the Department to provide support and facilitate the development of Cooperative societies. This is achieved through promotion, business training, and supervision. It is also their responsibility to support cooperatives in overcoming various business challenges by establishing a favourable and supportive atmosphere that promotes their development. The main goal is to assist members of the cooperative in enhancing their quality of life.

    The mission of the department is to facilitate the economic development of Swaziland's citizens by providing access to capital.

    Encouraging sustainable management of cooperative enterprises promotes the development of a well-organized structure


    The mission of the department is to facilitate the growth and advancement of handmade enterprises and producers by establishing a conducive environment.

    The main functions are:

  • The generation of employment, whether through formal employment or self-employment in the informal sector
  • Conducting handmade local and external market research
  • Training in handmade skills and extension services are essential components of a formal education.

    SWAGAA is a non-governmental organisation that has been dedicated to ending gender-based violence (GBV), sexual abuse, and human trafficking in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) for over 30 years.

    SWAGAA is the leading organisation that sets the agenda on gender-based violence (GBV). It collaborates with key stakeholders to offer technical expertise on the best practises in preventing and responding to GBV.

    They are responsible for various tasks such as preventing issues, providing care and support, and ensuring access to justice.


    The mission of the department is to facilitate the development and growth of small, medium, and micro enterprises (SMMEs) by providing effective services and establishing a legal and institutional framework that promotes competitiveness.

    The SMME Unit is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the SMME Policy Objectives.


    They represent the municipality of the city of Manzini, which is commonly referred to as the hub of Eswatini. Our mission is to deliver high-quality municipal services that bring value to all of our customers. We achieve this through good governance and by collaborating with relevant stakeholders. They have won numerous awards for their quality service. The vision of the Municipal Council of Manzini is to become a thriving African city that offers innovative solutions and high-quality services, as well as economic opportunities, to all its stakeholders. The Municipality is responsible for providing services, maintaining infrastructure, determining the scope of municipal activities, and making significant decisions for the city.


    Kwakha Indvodza is the sole non-profit organisation in Eswatini that focuses on male mentoring, with the aim of building better men. KI is a rapidly expanding NGO that specialises in community-led health and behaviour change interventions specifically designed for men and boys. KI provides a variety of services to young men through community-based safe spaces that are designed to be youth-friendly. These services include life skills training, counselling, and health services.

    Kwakha Indvodza holds the belief that men and boys are not solely responsible for the disempowerment of women and girls, but can also play a crucial role in finding a solution to this issue. Additionally, they can contribute towards improving the health and promoting sustainable development within their communities.