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Sub-Saharan Africa
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SZ
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SWZ
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Africa
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Kingdom of Swaziland

Swaziland - The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini

The Swazi conquered the neighbouring chiefdoms and kingdoms characterised by the Sotho Nguni tribes (Emakhandzambili) such as the Magagula, Maseko, and Simelane etc. Diplomacy and the use of arranged marriages were used to create strategic alliances with neighbouring states. The use of regiments in warfare was more pronounced in the period ranging from the 1820s to the 1840s where the whole Southern African region underwent radical state building fuelled by the reign of King Shaka of the Zulu and the devastating effects of the Madlatule famine

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I have just read a paper on social protection in Africa with which I profoundly disagree. It has a good main title – “Beware of the Crocodile” – but it goes steadily downhill from there. Even the sub-title is misleading: “Quantitative Evidence on How Universal Old Age Grants Distort the Social Assistance Systems of Low-Income Countries”.

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The COVID-19 crisis is heavily affecting economic activity and financial markets. While global stock markets have recovered after a sharp fall at the onset of the crisis, changes in interest rates, currency fluctuations and generalized uncertainty regarding the development of the pandemic continue to disrupt investment policies and strategies. In addition to the need to revise investment strategies, the surge in benefit demand and drop in contribution income has had a significant impact on asset-liability management approaches adopted by social security institutions.

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The role of local and national actors in linking humanitarian cash and social protection in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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It is recognised in the current response to COVID-19 that both social protection and humanitarian actors must work together in different ways across the ‘nexus’ depending on country context, and that one actor alone cannot and should not do it all.

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University of Eswatini, UNESWA

The University of Eswatini (UNESWA), which is comprised of three Campuses at Kwaluseni, Luyengo and Mbabane, was established in 1982 by an Act of Parliament of the Kingdom of Eswatini with a mandate to teach, conduct research and carry out community service. The University offers Certificate programmes, Diplomas, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees and PhD degrees.

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The multiple deprivations affecting vulnerable populations are the greatest hurdle to achieving zero hunger. By directly addressing structural barriers, social protection can help WFP achieve its mandate on nutrition and food insecurity, and reach the most vulnerable, including people living with, at risk of and affected by HIV. Reaching zero hunger requires integrated programming aimed at all vulnerable population groups to enable them to access the support systems and services they need to be drawn out of poverty. 

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R-UNDG-RIASCO Inter-Agency Social Protection Platform for Southern Africa

Dear member, This community is currently archived due to the absence of interactions in the past year. Please, note that its content remains available for reference. The purpose of the Social Protection Platform is to serve as a high-level regional...

This report seeks to build on the 2009 analysis and begin a systematic process to better understand the strengths and challenges of school feeding programmes globally. It is a work in progress, and presents the current status of our understanding of school feeding. Information was drawn from a global survey conducted by WFP in early 2012 and a series of case studies and peer-reviewed technical working papers undertaken in collaboration with partners. The analysis led to the identification of new areas that require more focused attention.

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