Dear Stakeholder,

You are cordially invited to a Breakfast Meeting on the 8th of December, 2022 to validate the Draft National Handicraft Policy in order to address any outstanding issues that may have been overlooked. Your participation will strengthen the Policy to make it a robust and practical document to address development issues of the handicraft sector in Eswatini.

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade (MoCIT) together with the Eswatini Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (ESEPARC) have produced a Draft National Handicraft Policy and would like to get your feedback and confirm whether the proposed new Policy represents, in principle, the submissions/contributions of the stakeholders.

Please download the following below:

  •  The Draft Handicraft Policy
  • A summary of Stakeholder Contributions
  • A Formal Invitation Letter from ESEPARC

We kindly request that you go through the Draft Handicraft Policy to help us get it to a point where it can be taken to the next steps of its adoption and launch. Of course, we still welcome inputs/comments to change the Policy. If you still have additional inputs, please send them to

Looking forward to seeing you, to discuss the outcomes of the Policy Development Process.

Thank you for your unwavering support in this exercise