Brücke · Le pont
Brücke · Le pont supports development programmes in six countries in Africa and Latin America with a focus on income generation, vocational education and training as well as labour rights. Thanks to its programme «Decent work», Brücke · Le pont provides support and assistance to about 35 development projects targeted on deprived communities in Togo, Benin, El Salvador, Honduras, Bolivia and Brazil.
Caritas Suisse soutient les personnes en détresse en Suisse et dans plus de 40 pays à travers le monde. Caritas apporte une aide d’urgence en cas de catastrophe et contribue à la reconstruction. La coopération au développement s’appuie sur le principe d’une aide qui encourage les bénéficiaires à être eux-mêmes acteurs de leur développement, dans des domaines tels que la formation, l'eau, l’écologie, la santé et la promotion de la paix.
COMUNDO is the Swiss organization in the field of personnel development cooperation (PDC). It was established in 2013 as a result of the merger between Bethlehem Mission Immensee, E-CHANGER, and Inter-Agire. COMUNDO runs a branch in Lucerne, in Fribourg, and in Bellinzona, as well as an office in Germany (Rottweil). COMUNDO currently has over 100 co-workers on assignment in 11 countries. COMUNDO promotes worldwide social justice.
DM-échange et mission
DM-échange et mission is the agency of the french speaking protestant churches in Switzerland for various projects of mission, training and community development, in partnership with churches of the South.
Enfants du Monde
Enfants du Monde is a Swiss non governmental organisation, founded in 1968 and based in Geneva. The mission is to help and protect disadvantaged children in some of the poorest countries by offering them a quality education and access to health services. More than 216‘400 children and their families benefit from 15 projects in 7 countries (Burkina Faso, Niger, Bangladesh, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Haiti).
HEKS/EPER, Swiss Church Aid, was established in 1946 and supports projects to combat hunger, poverty and injustice in 32 countries on four continents. Moreover, HEKS/EPER provides survival and emergency aid for victims of natural disasters and armed conflict worldwide and is committed to interchurch cooperation. In Switzerland, HEKS/EPER champions the rights and causes of refugees and the socially disadvantaged.
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is a development organisation and came into existence in 2011 with the merger of Helvetas (founded 1955) and Intercooperation (founded 1982). Over 1200 local and 60 international employees are engaged in 30 partner countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. A total of 130 people work at the Bern and Zurich offices as well as at the branches in Lausanne and Balerna. They coordinate development projects, offer advisory services to governmental and non-governmental organisations and raise awareness concerning the problems faced by people in developing countries.
International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.
The Non-Profit Organisation INTERTEAM is committed to children and youth in Africa and Latin America so they can unfold their potentials and shape as hopefuls a self-determined future of their society. Since 1964 the support of the ZEWO-certified aid organisation is provided by assignments of professionals of several months to several years combined with specific project financing. In Switzerland INTERTEAM is the point of contact for professionals who want to make a personal and solidary contribution in development cooperation.
Medair brings life-saving relief and rehabilitation in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Medair is a non-governmental organisation (NGO), with internationally recruited staff who are motivated by their Christian faith to care for people in need.
Médecins du Monde
Doctors of the World Switzerland acts to reestablish at home and abroad a sustainable access to healthcare for excluded people. As an independent association, it publicly denounces violations of human rights and human dignity and fights to ensure excluded populations overcome barriers to healthcare.
Médecins Sans Frontières
MSF est une association privée à vocation internationale. Elle apporte son secours aux populations en détresse, aux victimes de catastrophes d'origine naturelle ou humaine, de situation de belligérance, sans aucune discrimination de race, de religion, philosophique ou politique.
Mission 21 setzt in 21 Ländern Afrikas, Asiens und Lateinamerikas zusammen mit 70 Partnerorganisationen Zeichen der Hoffnung auf der Grundlage des Evangeliums. In rund 90 Projekten stehen Armutsbekämpfung, Bildungsarbeit, Gesundheitsförderung, Friedensarbeit und Frauenförderung im Mittelpunkt.
The Foundation Pestalozzi Children’s Village is an internationally active organisation working in favour of children. Since its foundation in 1946, children and youth are at the centre of the organisation’s activities. The Pestalozzi Children's Village was created in response to orphans from World War II. Today, intercultural exchange projects enable Swiss school classes and children and adolescents from East European countries to meet and learn the basis for a peaceful cohabitation. In addition to the intercultural exchange projects, the Foundation is engaged in 11 countries worldwide focusing on education. Its goal is the universal access to a good and qualitative education.
Save the Children Switzerland
Save the Children is the largest independent children’s rights organisation in the world. Save the Children is active in over 120 countries. Since 1919, Save the Children provides medical care, food, education and protection for children, regardless of their background, gender or religious beliefs. Save the Children Switzerland has been active in Switzerland since 2006 and is Zewo-certified.
Solidar Suisse is committed to achieving a socially, politically and economically just society. The organisation fights for decent work, democratic participation and human rights in the poorest countries of Africa and Latin America, as well as in threshold countries of Eastern Europe and in China. It also provides disaster relief and humanitarian aid. Solidar Suisse and its innovative campaigns raise public awareness of how our consumerism affects people in developing countries.
One of Switzerland’s leading aid organisations, SWISSAID was founded in 1948. SWISSAID is involved in cooperative development projects in nine countries, tries to influence policy-making on development in Switzerland, and informs people about the causes of poverty and underdevelopment. SWISSAID has 137 staff worldwide, 31 of whom work in Switzerland.
Swisscontact is the organization of the Swiss private sector for development cooperation. Its aim is to promote private economic and social development in selected countries in the South and East through advisory services, training and continuing education. By applying the principle of helping others to help themselves, Swisscontact and its local partners are fighting poverty effectively.
Swiss Red Cross SRC
The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) endeavors to improve the health and well being of vulnerable sectors of the world’s population and to overcome their social exclusion. SRC also helps people to improve their resilience to natural disasters and to cope better with their effects.
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Swiss TPH
The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a worldwide acknowledged Institution when it comes to Teaching, Research and Services in the area of international health. The contributions of Swiss TPH for the health condition improvement of population groups, the strengthening of health systems and the reduction of poverty is built on the principal of equality in partnerships as well as on mutual learning. Currently the Institute employs more than 700 collaborators in Switzerland and abroad.
Terre des hommes Foundation
Terre des hommes is the leading Swiss organisation for child relief. Active in more than 30 countries, it implements practical and sustainable field projects to allow a better daily life for over 1.4 million children and their close relatives, particularly in the domains of health care and protection.
World Vision Suisse
Depuis 1982, World Vision Suisse s’engage pour les enfants dans le monde entier : pour de meilleures conditions de vies, pour un avenir meilleur. Aujourd’hui, près de 100 projets sont menés dans plus de 30 pays. L’objectif est toujours l’aide à l’entraide sur place.
AGRIDEA – Developing Agriculture and Rural Areas
AGRIDEA fosters the sharing of knowledge and experience between stakeholders in the fields of agricultural practice, advisory systems, research, administration and politics. The 26 cantons and about 40 organizations active in agricultural and rural development are forming the association AGRIDEA. AGRIDEA is part of the Agricultural Knowledge System. Jointly with its partners AGRIDEA’s mission is to contribute actively to an attractive future in rural areas.
HAFL teaches and researches agricultural, forest and food sciences. It prepares Bachelor and Master-level students for their professional future as methodologically competent and solution-oriented specialists and managers. With its applied research, HAFL develops solutions for current problems and future challenges and it delivers customised services in Switzerland and worldwide.
Center for Development and Cooperation CDC, Bern University of Applied Sciences – Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
The Center for Development and Cooperation CDC makes use of its competencies and technical expertise for capacity development in the fields of wood and construction in emerging and developing countries. Thereby it strengthens the capacities of individuals, organisations and communities from education, research and economy and contribute to sustainable development. Together with its partners, the CDC uses applied research and development activities to search for practical solutions that are transferred to the private sector and communities through knowledge and technology transfer and professional education and training.
CERAH GENEVE – Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action
CERAH is the humanitarian platform in Geneva’s academic environment, offering a variety of training and diplomas and conducting multi-disciplinary research on topics of humanitarian action. In partnership with the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute (IHEID), CERAH has developed a wide range of course specifically adapted to the needs of humanitarian professionals.
CFCD Centre pour la formation continue et à distance, Université de Genève
To face the ever growing and complex challenges in international cooperation, the University of Geneva offers interdisciplinary continuing education programmes for professionals, in multiple formats. They give professionals the opportunity to acquire and reinforce qualifications in their field of specialization (humanitarian action, environnement and sustainable development, health and psychology, education and law). The programmes also aim at developing transferable and transversal skills, which are essential to pursue a successful career or reorientation.
Geneva Academy – Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights aims to provide instruction of a high academic standard, in French and in English, conduct and promote scientific research, organise training courses and expert meetings and provide legal expertise in the branches of international law relating to situations of armed conflicts. Founded in 2007, the Academy replaces the University Centre for International Humanitarian Law created in 2002 by the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International Studies, now the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID).
Graduate Institute Geneva – Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding ICP
The Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (ICP) is a non-governmental organization based in Switzerland. The organization focuses on promoting non-violent conflict transformation and peacebuilding through peace mediation courses and trainings. The ICP also offers mediation and dialogue services.
Institut für Kommunikation & Führung IKF
Das Institut für Kommunikation & Führung IKF ist ein Kompetenzzentrum für praxis- bzw. lösungsorientierte und wissenschaftlich fundierte Dienstleistungen mit den Schwerpunkten Kommunikation, Wissen & Leadership. Ein starker Fokus liegt auf transkulturellen Handlungskompetenzen in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit. In Bildung, Forschung und Beratung fördert das IKF mit mehr als 100 Expertinnen und Experten weltweit den Aufbau von nachhaltigen Beziehungen, begleiten interkulturelle Projekte und unterstützen die Entwicklung von Kooperations- und Organisationskulturen.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies ICFG
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (ICFG) is the centre of expertise in Gender Studies at the University of Bern for teaching and research at the interface between research and practice. Gender equality is a core element to achieve sustainable development. Apart from its practice oriented CAS course «Gender, Justice, Globalisation» for professionals in the field of development cooperation, ICFG conducts research and knowledge transfer and offers academic advisory services, capacity building and interdisciplinary courses in Gender & Development.
NADEL, ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
NADEL offers a multi-disciplinary course program to young and experienced professionals working in development cooperation. The courses offered are closely linked with NADEL’s research activities and development consultancies.
NGO Management Association Switzerland
NGO Management Association is an non profit organisation based in Geneva since 2001. NMA's goal is to enhance the performance and build the management capacity of non governmental organisations and all non profit organisations working in the following fields: development assistance, environment, human rights, humanitarian assistance, education, health and socio-cultural.
swisspeace – Swiss Peace Foundation
swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute that strives to build civilian peacebuilding capacities of Swiss and international actors by conducting research on violent conflicts and their peaceful transformation, offering training, consultancies and space for exchange of experiences. The swisspeace Academy is swisspeace's center for postgraduate education in the peacebuilding sector. It is based in Basel, Switzerland.
Università della Svizzera italiana USI
The Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano offers three executive master programs in the context of international cooperation and humanitarian operations: MAS in Intercultural Communication, MAS in Humanitarian Logistics and Management and MAS in Humanitarian Operations and Supply Chain Management. USI conducts and promotes scientific research in the fields of communication as well as economics. The Humanitarian Operations Research Center carries out applied research projects together with humanitarian organizations and provides consulting in the fields of management, logistics and supply chains.
ZHAW – Institute of Management and Social Policy
The Institute of Management and Social Policy addresses the professional activities and interactions of leaders, staff, supervisory bodies and external stakeholders in welfare organisations. The field of management and social policy is about the structuring of an organisation with regard to the mandate that the involved protagonists have to collectively fulfil. The institute focuses on three topics: Innovation and quality, leadership and organisational design, as well as supervision, coaching and mediation.