The former Chairman of the Swisscontact Foundation Board, Heinrich M. Lanz, passed the torch to his successor Thomas D. Meyer on 2 June 2021. Meyer and the new CEO, Philippe Schneuwly, who takes over from Samuel Bon, will form the new team at the head of Swisscontact from June 2021.
International development cooperation in the “COVID year 2020”: using digitalisation to foster resilience in people and businesses
In 2020, Swisscontact worked in a total of 39 countries and implemented 117 projects. Thanks to the long-term approach and strong local roots of these projects, 94,900 people were able to complete programmes in skills development, entrepreneurship and labour-market insertion despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In the area of company development, 870,200 farmers and SMEs received access to better services and products, enabling them to more effectively weather the current crisis.