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Myanmar

Empowering Women in Myanmar’s Hospitality Sector

Swisscontact, financed by SDC and in partnership with hotels in four of Myanmar’s tourism hotspots, started the Hotel Training Initiative in September 2014. Part of the Vocational Skills Development Programme, the courses offer disadvantaged women and men a chance to learn needed job skills, while supplying much-needed skilled workers to the areas’ hospitality industry. Read how these courses open doors to hospitality careers.

Benin

The Evolution of Artisanal Vocational Training in Benin (in french)

Swisscontact has made it possible to launch, support and reinforce the process of institutionalizing dual-type vocational training. More than 64,000 people have been educated in vocational training since 2002 (in french).

Rwanda

Promoting Market Oriented Skills in the Great Lakes Region

The second phase of PROMOST (Promoting Market Oriented Skills Training) in the Great Lakes Region supports the Government’s efforts to improve access, quality and relevance of the TVET system. To enable access to a more diversified and equitable TVET system, a new Vocational Training Centre is being constructed in the Nyabihu District in Rwanda.

worldwide

Swisscontact Wins the First FoBBIZ Prize

The Swiss Forum for Skills Development and International Cooperation (FoBBIZ) launched its very first FOBBIZ Prize competition in 2016. It supports innovative skills development initiatives rooted in Swiss vocational education and training expertise. The Junior Passport to Success (JPS) Initiative in Southern Laos won the first prize for the innovative way it brings hospitality training to less advantaged people in rural Southern Laos.

Bangladesh

Open Air Cinemas for Sustainable Health Promotion

The Achieving Sustainability to Healthcare Access (ASTHA) Project in Bangladesh aims to facilitate healthcare in the country. The project is taking a new approach and has started organizing interactive market sessions. Within these events, a new documentary drama is being screened in an open-air cinema.

Bangladesh

Katalyst - Improving Business, Improving Lives in Bangladesh

Enterprise

Katalyst - the largest market development project in South Asia has come to an end after 17 years. By March 2017 4.69 million SMEs and farmers benefitted income increase in around USD 689 million.

 

Kosovo

The Sleeping Beauty Awakens

Tourism

Through their Opportunity Fund, the PPSE project in Kosovo is funding the enhancement of selected tourism attractions. In the region of Pejë/Peć, it has co-financed the restoration of the Cave of Radavc (also called ‘The Sleeping Beauty’) in 2016.

Laos

Swisscontact won the first FOBBIZ Price for its Junior Passport to Success Initiative in Southern Laos

Skills

The Swiss Forum for Skills Development and International Cooperation (FoBBIZ) launched its very first FOBBIZ Prize competition in 2016. It supports innovative skills development initiatives rooted in Swiss vocational education and training expertise. The Junior Passport to Success (JPS) Initiative in Southern Laos won the first price for its innovative way to bring hospitality training to less advantaged people in rural Southern Laos.

Albania

Swiss VET System Inspires Innovation in Albania

The Skills for Jobs (S4J) Project in Albania provides young people with access to market oriented education and practical training programs at private companies. With the focus on new ways of learning and school management inspired by the Swiss model, the directors and teachers play an important role in this approach. To gain first-hand experience and improve their skills, a group of Albanian teachers and school directors have closely studied the dual vocational training system in Switzerland.

Cambodia Laos Myanmar

#MekongMoments Campaign wins the 2017 Travel Industry Oscar at ITB Berlin

Tourism

The digital marketing campaign #MekongMoments was awarded the prestigious Golden City Gate Award – considered as the oscars of the travel industry – at ITB Berlin, the largest travel and tourism fair globally. Swisscontact is a founding partner of #MekongMoments.

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