SACAU recently signed a five-year funding agreement with We Effect, its longest development partner. The agreement is for the period 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2022.
The funding will provide support towards the implementation of SACAU’s Strategic Framework and the associated Operational Plan (OP). This contribution forms part of the We Effect “Equality First: Civil Society for Sustainable Rural Development – Zimbabwe” Sida Civsam Sub-Programme. The agreement also provides for technical support during implementation.
We Effect was instrumental in the establishment of the Secretariat and has over the years continued to provide core support to the organisation, amongst others. Through this support, SACAU managed to strengthen its position as one of the key players in agricultural development in the region and beyond.
The organisation also managed to build and strengthen its service delivery capabilities to members and stakeholders, and to mobilise and successfully manage much more development support from a range of partners. In addition, the organisation started implementing initiatives that will enhance its long-term sustainability.
We wish to extend our gratitude to We Effect and look forward to a fruitful collaboration over the next five years. The support will enable us to continue delivering against our strategy and be of service to our members and stakeholders.