We are a leading systems innovator providing transformational change for the implementation of international development projects.
Development cooperation requires customised inclusive solutions. Swisscontact is committed to creating and implementing projects, providing advisory services, and offering practical hands-on training. We also engage in applied research.
Through these efforts, we make a significant contribution to sustainable, locally led development and broad-based well-being in 40 developing countries and emerging economies in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe/Balkans, and the Americas.
Founded over 60 years ago by leaders from Swiss multinational corporations and businesses, Swisscontact partners closely with the Swiss private sector in the effective design and implementation of sustainable international development projects. Based in Zurich, with over $110M in annual revenues, we are one of the largest development project implementers in Switzerland and Europe.
The project in Kenya aims to raise awareness among enterprises that an integrated learning programme, which combines school-based theory with practical courses and on-the-job training anchored in companies will pay off in the long run. The development of such a model implies risks that individual companies are unlikely to take and that, therefore, need to be distributed and partially born by a third party; this is the raison d'être of this project.
For more than two decades, Swisscontact has worked with project funders and donors in the United States, including priming USAID and Millennium Challenge Corporation projects, and partnering with fortune 100 companies, philanthropies, and impact investors.
Through Swisscontact North America, Inc., an independent U.S. non-profit public charity, we are positioned to expand our partnerships with U.S. businesses, foundations and social investors.
Through these efforts, we make a significant contribution to sustainable, locally led development and broad-based well-being in developing countries and emerging economies in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe/Balkans, and the Americas.