"Swisscontact has for years been taking a very innovative approach to development, placing job creation, entrepreneurs and supply chains at the heart of poverty eradication strategies. Such an approach is fully aligned with the Sustainability Development Goals or SDGs. Supporting SMEs and developing skills has a powerful impact on most of the SDGs. In addition, the ability to partner across sectors is aligned with SDG 17 – focusing on collaboration. 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
"We have close institutional ties with Swisscontact and really value our close collaboration. Our common goal is to develop the beekeeping sector even further. In implementation, our focus is on sustainability and building the capacity of various public and private entities, out of which the whole ecosystem of value chain actors originates. In this way, we are strengthening competitiveness of apiculture and creating income opportunities for disadvantaged populations."
Orestes Ortez Andrade
Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, El Salvador
Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
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