Evénements courants et saillants

Vues intimes et magnifiques de nos activités de projet avec des mini-tournées à travers notre histoire picturale dans un nouveau monde d'expériences.

Continents, pays et cultures: plongez dans le monde de nos projets. De l'agricultrice prospère du Mali avec son rêve de mangue, ou la joueuse héroïque de cricket au Bangladesh, une visite d'Etat de haut niveau aux plantations de cacao en Indonésie, jusqu’à l'agriculture de légumes biologiques en Macédoine. Et de nouvelles histoires viennent constamment alimenter cette liste.


Omar Faruk Mondol


The availability of relevant, up-to-date agriculture information and services is one of the key elements needed to empower small farmers, allowing them to reduce potential losses and increase productivity. Katalyst identified that information and communication technologies (ICT) such as mobile phones offer an effective and easy way to help get farmers the support they need. In 2008, Katalyst and telecom operator Banglalink established a call centre-based helpline which provides farmers with solutions to their agriculture queries.



Entering the professional world - Integrating Nepalese youth into the labour market


In Nepal, Swisscontact has been supporting integration of young adults into the labour market. In three-month courses, 3,500 young people are learning the basics for professions such as tailoring, mechanics, and beauticians. Three youths who have entered the professional world thanks to Swisscontact talk about how effective these course have been.


Skills development as an export good? Interview with skills development expert Matthias Jäger


Globally increasing youth unemployment is providing an impetus to skills development in international development cooperation. In their new book “Skills development as an export good?”, Matthias Jäger, Markus Maurer, and Martin Fässler discuss the practice and potential of skills development in international development. Co-Author Matthias Jäger, a long-time Swisscontact associate, explains in an interview what can and cannot be expected of skills development as an international development tool.


«People need to be taught to create their own opportunities»

Swiss citizen Jon Bickel has lived in Peru for the last 12 years because of his work with Swisscontact. He says that what distinguishes the foundation is that it has a different approach to that of traditional aid: «It seeks to improve people‘s skills». In doing so Swisscontact has just celebrated 50 years in Peru and Jon Bickel says there is still a lot to do.


Skills 4 Life, Kakuma - Skills development goes beyond conventional understanding of vocational training

Strengthening the income-generating capabilities of the youth in Kakuma’s refugee and host communities through enhancing technical, financial, life and literacy skills for improved livelihoods.


«It wasn’t all roses back then»

What were the challenges for international development cooperation in the 1970s and what are they today? What has changed over the years? And what does cheese have to do with Swisscontact? A discussion with two decision-makers who understand who they are as well as their field: Samuel Bon, Managing Director of Swisscontact since 2011 and Robert Jenny, Managing Director from 1971 to 1995.


The Swiss State Secretary

In April 2015 Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch visited in Mamuju the the Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP).


The President of the Council of States

In November 2015, the President of the Council of States from Switzerland, Claude Hêche visited the Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP).


A Hobby that Turned into a Profession

The Increasing Employability (IME) Programme in Macedonia is working on creating 2,000 jobs, with special consideration to employment opportunities for youth and women.


Flores is a Must-Visit Destination in Indonesia

Flores Island is a hidden gem for cyclists because of its amazing cycling experiences - pedaling through idyllic villages, passing rice fields, lakes and forests to more extreme and adventurous down-hill trips.

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