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Southern Africa Trust

Established in 2005 to respond to high levels of poverty and inequality, the Southern Africa Trust has navigated the ever-changing and challenging socio-economic and political environments globally and regionally. We have remained steadfast in our grant-making and policy dialogue brokering functions, anchoring benefits of regional integration for the poor and marginalised.

With our primary mission to widen and deepen regional integration so that policies can work for the poor, we bring together the public, private and civil society sectors through a theory of change that combines evidence-based advocacy, dialogue and capability enhancement of key stakeholders in the whole value chain of the policy process. This begins from conception, to formulation and continues right through to adoption.

It is out of this triangle of success that real hopes of eradicating poverty are made possible. Having proven the impact and effectiveness of our work over the past decade and a half, we continue with our original mandate of collaboration, but have extended it to include facilitation and enablement, through regional programme level influence