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News Archive


Successful Tourism Model for Winter Sports


The Mavrovo Ski Resort in Macedonia features significant potential as a winter sports destination. Based on the successful destination management model of the University of St. Gallen, Swisscontact is fostering collaboration between the private and public sectors to exploit the region’s full economic potential.


Cricket Star Salma Khatun Inspires Small Farmers in Bangladesh


A new multimedia campaign shows how the successful Katalyst Market Development Project in Bangladesh is facilitating access to high-value products, services and local sales markets. At the heart of this campaign is a new video featuring the cricket heroine Salma Khatun.

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Expanding our Skills Development Projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo


Our vocational education programme in Rwanda, which is introducing technical and market-oriented training courses, is now entering its second phase. Activities are being expanded into the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, where we are also addressing the lack of a qualified labour force.


Felchlin and Swisscontact are Supporting Sustainable Fine Colombian Cocoa for Export to Switzerland


In Colombia, Swisscontact is celebrating the tremendous success of the SECO-financed Coexca Project. In late February, Max Felchlin AG, a producer of fine Swiss chocolate, signed a landmark agreement for international cocoa trade in Colombia


Independent Tourism Marketing in Southern Laos


Southern Laos, now with its own brand identity as a tourism destination, is ready for international competition. With support from Swisscontact, the “Southern Laos, charming by Nature” label has been developed and officially launched. The project is opening up new possibilities for employment and economic growth.

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Expansion of Successful SME Finance Models


Effective financial services are a basic requirement for successful business development and the promotion of economic growth. In East Africa, Swisscontact is helping to develop functional and stable financial systems by replicating successful models from other projects.


Producer associations of Tumaco sign business agreement with Swiss company Felchlin


We are pleased to announce a recent achievement for our COEXCA Project in Colombia, which, among other activities, promotes the international commercialization of cocoa crops in four different regions of the country as a strategy to improve income for almost 3.500 small producers.


New Skills Open up Employment Opportunities for Young People in Albania


Through the “Skills for Jobs” Project, Swisscontact is strengthening local vocational training centres. Traditional teaching and learning methods are being enhanced through new elements of distance learning, or e-learning.


The Gulf of Fonseca Goes Online


SurCompite is a regional economic development project in the Gulf of Fonseca in Honduras. As the region offers a wide array of attractions, Swisscontact has contributed to sector growth by supporting the development of the tourism value chain. Additionally, with the launch of a new website, the region will now be advertised globally.


Southern Laos gets ready for competition with its own brand identity as tourism destination


On the 4th of December 2015, in the same week as the 40th anniversary of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the new Destination Brand ‘Southern Laos, charming by nature’ has officially been launched in an event attended by public and private sector representatives from Salavan, Sekong, Attapeu and Champasak province, as well as from the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

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