The Swaziland Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (SEPARC) is currently hosting two undergraduate students from the University of Swaziland, in fulfilment of the Centre’s mandate to build capacity for research and policy analysis within the country.

Temlandvo Maziya and Zenani Mhlanga, both third-year Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management students at UNISWA Luyengo, have joined the Centre for a six-month internship programme. SEPARC’s student internship programme is meant for university students who are still undertaking their studies or are at completion level but need an internship opportunity as a requirement for their course work.

Commenting on her expectations, Zenani says “I would love to gain knowledge in conducting research and collecting data that may be used to make predictions, and to project possible patterns and trends within the agriculture economy that may help in improving the standard of living for Swazis”.

On the other hand, Temlandvo hopes the internship with SEPARC is the first step towards realising her aspirations to become an accomplished agri-business policy analyst and economic researcher.