The following 32 important actors in the Swiss labour market in international cooperation – non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as well as educational institutions – are already members of Network cinfo. Just like them, benefit from the many advantages a membership can offer you.

IC organisations

Caritas Switzerland
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 active in development cooperation projects with around one hundred co-workers on three continents. This makes it the leading Swiss organisation in Personnel Development Cooperation (PDC). In the countries of operations, COMUNDO focuses on the protection of livelihoods in the areas of livelihood security, democracy and peace as well as environment. For this, the co-workers exchange their knowledge and experience with local partner organizations.

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 Swiss Church Aid
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
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.

Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation
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.

For Health in Africa.
SolidarMed is the Swiss organisation for health in Africa and improves health care for 1.5 million people in Lesotho, Moçambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SolidarMed strengthens and expands existing medical services sustainably and meaningfully. The health of mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children is a central concern and receives particular attention in the projects. In cooperation with local partner organisations, hospitals and villages, SolidarMed promotes help for self-help.

Solidar Suisse
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 business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 34 countries with over 1,200 employees, Swisscontact promotes since 1959 economic, social and environmental development. Swisscontact increases the potential of disadvantaged populations by involving them in their own development as active market participants: producers, employees, or consumers. Employment and income open up pathways out of poverty into a future of opportunities. Sustainable growth, driven by an innovative private sector, is the foundation of Swisscontact’s project work.

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
World Vision Switzerland is an independently registered Swiss Foundation operating within the worldwide network of the Christian aid organisation World Vision. For over 65 years, we have been committed to the most vulnerable, regardless of ethnicity, religion, nationality and gender. We work in long-term development, emergency and disaster relief and actively promote children's rights worldwide.

Educational institutions

BFH Cooperation and Development
In addition to its activities in education and applied research, the Berne University of Applied Sciences itself implements various types of development cooperation projects in various fields. The BFH experts are active in more than 40 emerging and developing countries and concentrate their activities on the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The BFH has a broad spectrum of expertise that enables an interdisciplinary and practice-oriented approach to the challenges of international cooperation.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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