Current and ground-breaking events

Intimate and magnificent views of our project activities with mini-tours through our pictorial history in a new world of experiences.

Continents, countries, and cultures: immerse yourself in the world of our projects. From the successful farmer in Mali with her mango dream, or the heroic women's cricket player in Bangladesh, a high-level state visit to Indonesia's cocoa plantations, all the way to the committed organic vegetable farmer in Macedonia. And new stories are constantly joining this list.


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.


Breaking patterns and striking new paths in Myanmar


Three success stories on Local Vocational Training in Myanmar.

The Local Vocational Training (LVT) improves competencies of disadvantaged women and men in the South-East of Myanmar according to labour market demand. This training is part of the Vocational Skills Development Program (VSDP), financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).



Gold dust and coffee beans - a story from Honduras

What do coffee and gold have in common? In the El Paraíso region of Honduras, both commodities are closely tied to the history of the locality Las Selvas.


“With each day of training I felt increasingly confident in my ability to master this profession”

The impact of brief Swisscontact trainings in the town of Bukavu, South Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Coaching for Employment and Entrepreneurship project Albania

Coaching for Employment and Entrepreneurship in Albania

Swisscontact runs the Coaching for Employment and Entrepreneurship project (C4EE) in Albania, in partnership with the National Employment Service Directorate. The project aims to improve school-to-work transition and labour market accessibility for vulnerable groups who face significant difficulty finding employment. The 12-month coaching cycle is based on ‘core competencies’, combining training components with individual guidance.


Empowering Women in Myanmar’s Hospitality Sector

Swisscontact, financed by SDC and in partnership with hotels in four of Myanmar’s tourism hotspots, started the Hotel Training Initiative in September 2014. Part of the Vocational Skills Development Programme, the courses offer disadvantaged women and men a chance to learn needed job skills, while supplying much-needed skilled workers to the areas’ hospitality industry. Read how these courses open doors to hospitality careers.


Skills for better life


Targeting of appropriate beneficiaries has been always a challenge for development projects and it is considered as most crucial part for the success of any project. Achievement of project objectives largely depends on the right selection of project beneficiaries. For the case of skills development project, targeting is even more important. Inappropriate targeting will have both short and long term impacts. Dropouts during training or even after completion of training is the biggest challenge for skills development projects.


Le design du massif du Siroua


Dès le VIIIe siècle, de splendides tapis furent tissés au Maroc. C’est à cette époque que les Berbères s’établirent dans la région qui devint par la suite le Maroc actuel. De nos jours, la laine provient toujours des moutons élevés dans les montagnes de l’Atlas.


The Sleeping Beauty Awakens


Through their Opportunity Fund, the PPSE project in Kosovo is funding the enhancement of selected tourism attractions. In the region of Pejë/Peć, it has co-financed the restoration of the Cave of Radavc (also called ‘The Sleeping Beauty’) in 2016.


Seydou Coulibaly - A story from the field


Seydou Coulibaly a choisi de s’engager dans la lutte contre la déforestation qui dégrade l'environnement de sa région en général et de son village natal, Togo, en particulier. Après une formation de 3 ans à la conception et la fabrication de matériels de cuisson solaire aux Pays-Bas et en Ouganda, M. Coulibaly est revenu au pays pour créer son entreprise Togo Tilé (le soleil de Togo).

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