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Ongoing Projects

  • The Kuwait Sports Emporium is a landmark project of UNISWA located within the Kwaluseni Campus Sports Precinct and falling under the capital campaign for infrastructural development. The multi-faceted sports facility has been brought to fruition by a grant between the Governments of Swaziland and the State of Kuwait. To date, no less than E50 Million has been channeled towards this remarkable initiative administered by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. It special significance is that it harnesses the special bond and friendship between the two countries and aims to promote mutual understanding between the people of Kuwait and Swaziland. The facility boasts a FINA standard heated swimming pool, high-end gym facilities, aerobics room, indoor sporting facility, executive lounges, squash court, cafeteria, pool room, and T.V. room and sophisticated ablution rooms. The facility is due for final completion and official unveiling in 2012.
  • The Women's Agricultural Hostel is co-financed by the Government of Japan under the Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) to the tune of E1 Million Emalangeni. It aims to respond to the paramount role that women play in agricultural production especially in the subsistence farming sector of Swaziland. The hostel will provide accommodation for rural women farmers who will attend training courses aimed at helping increase agricultural yield in their households and also to empower them to engage in commercial agriculture to boost their source of income, alleviate unemployment and poverty and improve their standards of living.
  • The Crop Production Centre is an integral and core component of the Hub of African Modern Agriculture (HAMA) initiative and its main objective is to augment the research fortitude, teaching and community service functions of the Faculty of Agriculture. This project enjoys the express approval of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative and seeks to improve Swaziland's food security over the next five years. It is funded through a E16 Million grant by the Government of Japan under the Counterpart Fund Grant Assistance for Underprivileged Farmers (KR2) Programme and is administered by the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development. The massive octagon shaped building will host the Crop Production and Horticulture departments. It is made up of 9 teaching labs, 8 research labs, 27 staff offices, 1 small library, 1 conference room, 1 seminar room, 1 Committee Room and ablution facilities. It is due for official unveiling in 2012.
  • Through the visionary, bold and decisive leadership of Swaziland Water Services Corporation (SWSC), the UNISWA/SWSC Scholarship Programme was inaugurated in 2007. The total commitment by SWSC is worth E500 Thousand and offers some of the best and brightest UNISWA students a rare opportunity to further their academic studies at post-graduate level. Consequently, over the last three years the scholarship has benefited eight (8) students from UNISWA who are pursuing a MSc. Environmental Resource Management degree. It is envisaged that the high pedigree of students funded by the programme will contribute towards the socio-economic growth of the country.

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UNISWA Foundation
Kwaluseni, M201
Kingdom of Swaziland