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A look back at our anniversary celebration

 Swisscontact celebrated its 60th birthday on May 16, 2019 with an event on the subject “Development cooperation in transition” at the Lake Side conference centre in Zurich. The primary focus was on the challenges of Swiss development cooperation in a globalised world.

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Committed to sustainable economic development for 60 years

Since its founding 60 years ago, Swisscontact has firmly believed in the principle that people can improve their livelihoods, based on their own strength. Success is seen when people are able to participate in the local economy as producers, employees or consumers.

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Voices from Former Presidents and CEOs

  • Robert Jenny

    Robert Jenny

  • Urs Egger

    Urs Egger

  • Dr. Hanspeter Ming

    Dr. Hanspeter Ming

  • Peter Grüschow

    Peter Grüschow

  • Dr. Thomas Bechtler

    Dr. Thomas Bechtler

We Create Opportunites
Voices from our Customers

Suzana Dimitrievska, Macedonia
Suzana Dimitrievska, Macedonia
Pascal Gatabazi, Ruanda
Pascal Gatabazi, Ruanda
Seydou Coulibaly, Mali
Seydou Coulibaly, Mali
Moisés Izaguirre, Honduras
Moisés Izaguirre, Honduras
Zhour Hssikou, Maroc
Zhour Hssikou, Maroc
Try Chhiv, Cambodia
Try Chhiv, Cambodia
Phoukhan Bounphailod, Laos
Phoukhan Bounphailod, Laos
Pulchérie Anago, Bénin
Pulchérie Anago, Bénin
Frank Gutierrez, Bolivia
Frank Gutierrez, Bolivia
Debraj Agarwal, Bangladesh
Debraj Agarwal, Bangladesh
Freddy Cabello, Ecuador
Freddy Cabello, Ecuador
Emmanuel Petro, Tanzania
Emmanuel Petro, Tanzania

Inspirations
Voices from our Members of the Board of Trustees and Employees

Claudia Coninx, Schweiz
Claudia Coninx, Schweiz
Hans Hess, Schweiz
Hans Hess, Schweiz
Johanna Sánchez Navarro,
Nicaragua
Johanna Sánchez Navarro,
Nicaragua
Mirna del Carmen Lozano de Domínguez, El Salvador
Mirna del Carmen Lozano de Domínguez, El Salvador
Stephanie Dreifuss, Maroc
Stephanie Dreifuss, Maroc
Garba Ali Saibou, Niger
Garba Ali Saibou, Niger
Teresa Widmer, Schweiz
Teresa Widmer, Schweiz
Aye Thinzar Aung, Myanmar
Aye Thinzar Aung, Myanmar
Syeda Ishrat Fatema, Bangladesh
Syeda Ishrat Fatema, Bangladesh
Amsatou Salambere-Guiro, Burkina Faso
Amsatou Salambere-Guiro, Burkina Faso
Sara Pauli, Bolivia
Sara Pauli, Bolivia
Philippe Schneuwly, Centroamérica
Philippe Schneuwly, Centroamérica

The archive photos on this website were kindly provided by the Archives of Contemporary History.

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