Name
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
What they do
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation. The goal of development cooperation is that of reducing poverty. It is meant to foster economic self-reliance and state autonomy, to contribute to the improvement of production conditions, to help in finding solutions to environmental problems, and to provide better access to education and basic healthcare services.
How they do it
Enterprise, policy, education
Geographical focus
Near East, Africa, Europe, North Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, North Africa, Asia Pacific
Means
Traineeship, internship, grant
Eligibility
The eligibility criteria vary according to the programme. For more information please check website.
Application
The application dates and procedures vary according to the programme. For more information please check website.
Contact
Freiburgstrasse 130 3003 Berne, Switzerland Tel:(+41) 31 322 34 75 Fax:(+41) 31 324 16 91
City
Berne
Country
Switzerland
Email
Keywords
Education, Environment, Poverty, Sustainability
Regions
Asia, Africa, America, Europe
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