Bright Future Ahead - Skills Development in Rwanda


Joseline Mutuyimana is a 21 year old woman, who is currently enrolled in an apprenticeship program in Nyamirambo sector, Nyarugenge district, Rwanda. "Despite leather making being a traditionally male dominated field, I was very interested in pursuing it", she says.


Launching of Sarathi- Progress through Financial Inclusion


The project "Sarathi" - Progress through Financial Inclusion was officially launched on 19 April 2018 in Lakeshore Hotel Dhaka. It is a 30-month project (2018 to mid of 2020). The project is being implemented by Swisscontact and funded by MetLife Foundation.


Lessons Learnt, experiences and the methodology of the project «U-Learn» in East Africa


Swisscontact shares its expert knowledge in two new brochures about its experiences and «Lessons Learnt» in a successful skills development project in the Great Lakes region of East Africa.


Uttoron Organized Experience Sharing Event


The Chevron funded skills development project “Uttoron” organized an experience sharing seminar on 25 April 2018 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka. Chief Guest Honorable State Minister Mr. Nasrul Hamid MP appreciates initiatives by private sector to build a skilled workforce for Bangladesh.


Financial Inclusion at the bottom of the pyramid — then and now


Speech of CEO Samuel Bon at the Credit Suisse Financial Inclusion Advocates Switzerland luncheon in Zurich.

Indonesia Bolivia Tanzania

New projects to boost the economy with qualified technicians in Indonesia, Tanzania, and Bolivia

Swisscontact is implementing three new projects to strengthen training of technicians qualified for the regional labour markets in Indonesia, Tanzania, and Bolivia. These projects support economic growth, social progress, and cultural advancement. Through enhanced skills and labour market integration, people can become engaged more actively in society and support inclusive economic growth.


Visions of a clean future

At the start of the new millennium, environmental protection was still in its infancy. Building on decades of experience in Central America and Peru, Swisscontact launched the “Clean Air” project in Bolivia in 2003 and now looks back at 15 years of successful project implementation. CO2 emissions have decreased by 370,000 tonnes.


Swiss Import Promotion Programme: SIPPO takes off in 2018

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) is the trade promotion programme of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Swisscontact has been implementing the programme since April 2017. The Managing Director of the “Handel Schweiz” Swiss trade Association gives his assessment.


Modernisation of the Sahelian agricultural economy generates new jobs

With its dry climate, low development indices, and high youth unemployment, the West African country Niger faces numerous challenges. With “Site Intégré de Formation Agricole” (SIFA –Integrated Agricultural Training Site), Swisscontact has developed an innovative concept, which is now playing a key role in the development of agricultural vocational education in the Sahel. It is helping to create jobs and open career opportunities, thus helping stabilise the region.


Phase Two of the Swisscontact Project in Kosovo that Supports Employment in Private Sector Officially Launched


The Promoting Private Sector Employment project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation organized today the ceremony marking the beginning of a four-year phase II of the project until November 2021.

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