EECB Project Partners

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In cooperating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.

The goal of development and cooperation is that of reducing poverty. It is meant to foster economic self-reliance and state autonomy, to contribute to the improvement of production conditions, to help in finding solutions to environmental problems, and to provide better access to education and basic healthcare services.

About Swisscontact

Swisscontact promotes economic, social and ecological development by supporting people to successfully integrate into local commercial life. Swisscontact creates opportunities for people to improve their living conditions as a result of their own efforts. The focus of its systemic interventions in the private sector is the strengthening of local and global value chains. Through its projects, Swisscontact enables access to professional training, promotes local entrepreneurship, creates access to local financial service providers and supports the efficient use of resources with the goal of successfully promoting employment and income generation.

About the Clay Brick Association of SA

For over five decades, the Clay Brick Association of Southern Africa (CBA) has contributed significantly to the growth, development and quality of the building industry, setting the standards for high quality products produced by its members.

Our role is to provide strategic direction for its members around issues that are central to the industry, including environmental protection, air quality, energy efficiency throughout the life cycle of the product, sustainability and advanced manufacturing technologies.

As the industry watchdog, monitors all legislative and standards issues, and acts as the liaison between the industry, government and other organisations and professional bodies representing the housing, building and construction industries.