Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 33 countries with over 1100 employees, it promotes – since 1959 – economic, social and environmental development.

Local Projects

Energy Efficient Clay Brick Project

The Energy Efficient Clay Brick (EECB) project aims to increase energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emission in the South African clay brick sector. The project represents phase II of the 4-year Vertical Shaft Brick Kilns (VSBK) project.

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Horti-sempre Project

Horti-sempre seeks to foster rapid, sustained and broad-based economic growth in the small scale horticultural sector and boost competitiveness of local producers increasing marketable supply of quality fruits and vegetables all year round in order to increase income, and help to alleviate poverty in Northern Mozambique’s Nacala Corridor.

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Swisscontact at a Glance

Swisscontact

Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation.
Represented in 33 countries with over 1100 employees, it promotes - since 1959 - economic, social and environmental development.

Mission

We promote economic, social and ecological development.
We achieve our mission by creating opportunities for people seeking to improve their living conditions and livelihoods through their own initiatives and integrating them into the local economic life.

Work

Swisscontact acts as catalyst for project implementation: promoting a conducive environment for entrepreneurship, access to information, skill and markets.
Swisscontact provides practical, market driven and locally customized solutions to socio-economic development challenges

Topics

Employment and income open pathways out of poverty into a future with opportunities. A prerequisite for this is sustainable growth, driven by an innovative private sector.
Activities in private sector development are focussed on vocational education and training, labor market inseration, strengthening of local SMEs, access to financial services and the efficient use of resources.

Inclusive Markets

The Inclusive Markets approach, developped and shaped by Swisscontact, aimes to make market systems more inclusive, thus creating jobs and affordable goods and services which the poor are able to access.
The approach adresses constraints and chances of existing market systems and what interventions are needed to create new opportunities for the disadvantaged.

Swisscontact
Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
Hardturmstrasse 123
CH-8005 Zürich

Tel. +41 44 454 17 17
Fax +41 44 454 17 97
E-Mail info@STOP-SPAM.swisscontact.ch