Transferring Knowledge and Practical Experience
Volunteers of the Senior Expert Corps (SEC) are retired professionals who can be called in to assist small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries and Eastern Europe. Experienced and highly motivated Senior Experts provide immediate on site practical support in solving technical and operational problems. Senior Experts promote occupational and technical skills of personnel and management. Their appointments last a maximum of three months.
The foundation for the Senior Expert Corps was laid in 1980 with three projects: one in Indonesia and two in Lesotho. Since then the number of assignments has continued to grow and in 2010, 30 years after its founding, it had the largest number to date with 168 assignments in 27 countries. Since its foundation, the Senior Expert Corps has organized more than 2‘000 consulting assignments. In order to be able to match the amount of requests from developing countries and Eastern Europe, we continuously increase the pool of retired specialists.
112 experts gave their experience on a voluntary basis and with a lot of commitment
We want to thank all the 112 experts, who have accomplished a Senior Expert assignment in 2010. They all have made a practical and concrete contribution to the development process and poverty alleviation in developing countries and Eastern Europe. A very warm thank you also goes to all experts, who are ready to provide the Senior Expert Corps with their skills and experience, but did not yet have the chance for an assignment. We highly appreciate your understanding and your patience.