The Southern Africa Trust is an independent, regional, non-profit agency that works to change the systems that keep people in poverty. Its vision is that policies and strategies across the southern African region work to end poverty. It contributes to this vision by supporting poor people to have a better say in shaping policies to overcome poverty.
The Southern Africa Trust does this direct and indirectly through:
- Capacity building: Improving the capacity of regional civil society organisations to play a more effective role in influencing policies to overcome poverty.
- Policy dialogue: Facilitating increased regional policy dialogue amongst civil society organisations, governments, and businesses.
- Evidence-based advocacy: Influencing the regional policy agenda with evidence-backed positions by poor and marginalised communities.
- Creating an enabling environment: Promoting innovative practices to build an enabling regional environment for engagement between state and non-state actors.
- Grant-making: Giving grants to civil society formations and other actors to do the above work.
The Trust wants to appoint four new trustees to fill places in its existing board of trustees as a result of the retirement of former trustees
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