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Swisscontact, Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation

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Swisscontact is a business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation and works in 30 countries implementing over 100 projects. It focus on the areas of skills development, SME promotion, financial services, and resource efficiency to promote economic, social and environmental development by successfully integrating people into local economic life. For more than 50 years Swisscontact has been creating ideal conditions for entrepreneurship in structurally-challenged regions. Swisscontact promotes the organisation of functioning market-based systems and the creation of basic economic conditions, thereby improving the competitiveness of local businesses. Sustainability is an important factor: without being the driving force, Swisscontact places local actors in positions that allows them to achieve broad-based economic development on an independent basis. To support self-sufficiency, Swisscontact provides technical and business training to local actors in the private and public sector.

Swisscontact seeks for topical innovation, quality and effectiveness of the developed and implemented methods and approaches, as well as external networking and communication. Focal points and working groups in each area of work are the main resources to assure the expertise development and sharing. Wide practical experience and knowledge has been developed in the value chains of cocoa and tourism. Additional value chains of work are coffee, banana, honey, fruits, vegetables, ginger, dairy, pork, fish, chili peppers, cashew nuts, maize and handicrafts, among others.

Contact information
Year of establishment: 
1959
Telephone: 
+41 44 454 17 97
Full address: 
Hardturmstrasse 123 CH-8005 Zurich
Website:
Expertise
Country of activity:
Switzerland
Expertise in Sustainability *:
Training and capacity building

Documents associated to this organization.

Title Author(s) Publisher Publication Year Abstract
autoevaluación facilitada para la gestión de empresas asociativas rurales

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R Junkin, C Ilabaca Ugarte Swisscontact, Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation 2013 En esta unidad se presenta la herramienta central de autoevaluación, la cual consiste en un conjunto de criterios que deben ponderarse con la participación de los diferentes niveles de toma de decisión de las organizaciones (directivas, gerencia, personal operativo, socios y socias).

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Users associated to this organization.

  • Markus Kupper

    Swisscontact, Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation ( Victoria Biedermann - contact person for this organization in SxC)

    Position: Head of Monitoring, Result and Knowledge Management

    Working languages: English, German, French, Spanish

    Skill Specialization: Information Management, Market Development, Market Analysis, Project Design and Management, Results Based Management (RBM) and Performance Measurement, Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Development

    User Endorsement:

  • Gabriella Crescini

    Swisscontact, Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation ( Victoria Biedermann - contact person for this organization in SxC)

    Position: Head Client and Partner Relationships

    Working languages: English

    Skill Specialization: Business Matching, Market Development, Tourism, Project Design and Management

    User Endorsement:

  • Victoria Biedermann

    Swisscontact, Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation ( Victoria Biedermann - contact person for this organization in SxC)

    Position: Knowledge and Content Management Collaborator

    Working languages: English, Spanish, Italian, German

    Skill Specialization: Community Development, E-Learning / Distance Learning: Content Development / Curriculum Development, Human Resources Development, Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Development

    User Endorsement: Petra Walterova

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