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  • Ambassador Peterson with the Imam during the tree planting ceremony(Photo Credit:State Dept)

    Ambassador Lisa Peterson visits the Swaziland Islamic Center

    Amb. Lisa Peterson, and her team visited the Swaziland Islamic Center in Ezulwini where they were warmly welcomed by Imam Feroz Ismail. Ambassador Peterson planted a mango tre. The tree planting ceremony signifies the start of spring which is a time of spiritual renewal and physical rejuvenation.

  • Miliswa Mamba flanked by Gerami Goover and her brother Gregory (State Dept.)

    YALI Reverse Exchange Program

    Miliswa Mamba, our 2015 Mandela Washington YALI alumna, partnered with Gerami Groover, an American composer, producer, and educator from Boston, Massachusetts, along with her brother Gregory Groover, a talented musician, to host a free educational and uplifting program that uses music as a form of communication.

  • Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Lombardo with PCVs at the swearing in ceremony

    Peace Corps Swearing In

    On August 25th, the U.S. Charge d’affaires, a.i. Michael Lombardo swore in 43 new Peace Corps Volunteers, who will be working in schools, clinics and through community organizations over the next two years.The Peace Corps Project locally focuses on two areas, namely, the Community Health and Youth Development Projects.

  • Hlelo flanked by the Public Affairs Officer Ruth Newman and Sharon Martins (Photo Credit: State Department)

    Fulbright Sends Hlelo to the U.S.

    The Fulbright Program is proud to be sending Hlelolwenkhosi Simphiwe Mamba to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst to pursue a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences.a pre-academic program at the University of Idaho before she starts her program in UMASS.

  • Girls Who Code

    Girls Who Code

    As part of the Embassy's efforts to encourage youth involvement in the STEM, the Embassy hosted Jessie Link, Director of Software Engineering at Twitter London, to conduct a “Girls Who Code” program at eight high schools throughout Swaziland. Using interactive teaching and activities, Ms. Link introduced over 100 Swazi girls to the basics of computer coding and provided hands-on-learning with circuit boards, switches, and other computer hardware.


Ambassador Lisa Peterson

Securing Water for Food

  • Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development Officially Opens the 4th Global Call for Innovations

    $7.5 million competition seeks innovations to improve water and food security, gender equality, and reduce poverty to receive up to $2 million in funding and acceleration support

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (MFA-NL) and the government of South Africa today announced a fourth call for groundbreaking innovations under Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development.

    To learn more about the Securing Water for Food Round 4 call for innovations and to apply, visit and follow us @SecuringWater on Twitter.

YALI 2016

  • Mandela Washington Fellowship

Consular Message

Ambassador’s Self Help Fund

  • Ambassador's Self Help Fund

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