Heinrich M. Lanz, President of the Board of Trustees, and Samuel Bon, CEO and Executive Director, look back on 2016 – a year when Swisscontact reviewed its strategy and political debates on international development cooperation took place in Switzerland.
"The economisation of international development is a trend: donor organisations also intend to work more with the private sector. As an organisation with close ties to the business world, Swisscontact is well positioned to uncover ways such a collaboration could be structured to achieve the necessary results", says Heinrich M. Lanz, President of Swisscontact.
Swisscontact’s country portfolio includes both very poor and fragile countries, as well as middle-income countries. Swisscontact was able to offer specific solutions and broaden its project portfolio in 2016, thanks to many years of experience. Swisscontact also has broad knowledge of collaboration with private sector companies – an objective of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
„Swisscontact has the experience and the ability to be a convener and a partnership facilitator in the implementation of the SDGs, unleashing the positive energy of private sector solutions for development.“
Dr. Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat
Vice-President of Sustainability Partnerships, Firmenich S.A., Meyrin, Switzerland;
Member of the Swisscontact Board of Trustees
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