Sustainably effective for Madagascar.

2001, the ADES association is founded in Ottenbach ZH. After ADES concentrated on the production of solar cookers in the first few years, the organisation integrated new areas of responsibility into its activities over the years. ADES grew into an NGO with well over 200 employees in Madagascar, eight centres, seven branches and three ADES mobiles, producing over 70,000 cookers a year.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Zero Hunger
Affordable and Clean Energy
Life on Land

How we work

ADES follows a three-pillar approach. Based on fundamental social values and with the aim of preserving Madagascar's forests and livelihoods, the three pillars of its activities include:
- Solar and energy-saving cookers
- Education and awareness raising
- Reforestation

... and why

To protect the nature of the island of Madagascar and its people, it is not enough to reduce the consumption of wood and coal alone. That is why ADES takes a holistic approach and accompanies the cookstove production with reforestation, awareness-raising and education projects. Deforested areas are replanted and children as well as adults receive educational opportunities and are sensitised to environmental concerns.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Kein Schwerpunkt (wenige Angestellte)

Become active and make a contribution to the environment and fellow human beings. ADES offers various assignments for volunteers.

Whether at market stalls talking to interested people or assembling our mailings: volunteering for ADES makes sense and is an experience.

We are also always looking for volunteers with special skills. Perhaps you would like to support us in a special task?

Opportunities offered

Internships for students no
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals no
Staff positions for professionals no
Senior or management positions no
Consultancy opportunities no
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Type of organisation


Field(s) of activity

Humanitäre Hilfe


Mettmerstetten, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation


Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Weniger als 20

Outside Switzerland:
Zwischen 200 und 1000

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