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Swiss Cooperation Office for Cambodia
House 50, Street 334,
Sangkat Boeng Keng Kang I / Khan Chamkarmon,
P.O.Box 605,Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: +855 23 21 83 05 / 21 82 09
Fax: +855 23 21 80 63
E-mail: phnompenh@eda.admin.ch

Swiss Cooperation Office for the Mekong Region and Lao PDR
192/1 Sibounheuang Road,
Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
Tel: +856 21 251 794
Fax: +856 21 251 797
Email: vientiane@eda.admin.ch

Swiss Cooperation Office for Myanmar
No. 11, Kabaung Lane, 5 1/2 mile Pyay Road,
Hlaing Township Yangon, Myanmar
Tel : +95 (0) 1 512873 ,+95 (0) 1 507089 , ext. 19
Fax:+95 (0) 1 534754
E-mail: ygn.vertretung@eda.admin.ch

Swiss Cooperation Office for Vietnam (SDC/SECO)
16th Floor, Hanoi Central Office Building,
44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street,
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 4 3934 6627
Fax: +84 4 3934 6633
Email: hanoi@eda.admin.ch

Mekong Regional Blog

Switzerland supports Agriculture and Forestry college reform - Lao PDR

Switzerland supports Agriculture and Forestry college reform - Lao PDR

Switzerland supports Agriculture and Forestry college reform Switzerland provides USD 5.1 million to third phase of the project for the Support to the Reform of the Agriculture and Forestry Colleges in Lao PDR (SURAFCO). A respective agreement was signed by H.E. Dr. Phouang Parisak Pravongviengkham, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry and Mr. Tim Enderlin, Director of Cooperation for the Mekong Region of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The renewed funding+ Read More
Switzerland opens funds for cultural expressions in Lao PDR

Switzerland opens funds for cultural expressions in Lao PDR

Press Release - Vientiane, 24 February, 2017 Vientiane, 24th February, 2017 – The Government of Switzerland in partnership with Sisanchai Sole Co., Ltd., has launched a call for the Lao Culture Challenge Fund(LCCF) cycle 3, open to the public. The LCCF will provide funding opportunities and training for organizations, business or civil society to promote cultural expressions in the Lao PDR under the theme, from Lao, for Lao. Application deadline is by 17th April,+ Read More
Pka Sla event on forced marriage under the Khmer Rouge regime in Phnom Penh

Pka Sla event on forced marriage under the Khmer Rouge regime in Phnom Penh

On 20 January 2017, the Pka Sla project premiered to the public a deeply moving performance at Chaktomuk Hall in Phnom Penh. Pka Sla’s dance performance and exhibition on forced marriage under the Khmer Rouge regime are part of a unique judicial and human experience for survivors: symbolic reparation, healing and reconciliation, through art. The Pka Sla project is the only proposed judicial reparation initiative that addresses the harm suffered by Cambodian women and+ Read More
Short Vocational Training Courses in Northern Lao PDR

Short Vocational Training Courses in Northern Lao PDR

One of the more enriching parts of working with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is when we get to leave the office and visit the project activities to talk to the project implementer and beneficiaries that our hard work is supposed to help and lift out of poverty. In Laos, we have several projects under the category, Technical Vocational Education and Training. One of the first projects in this portfolio was+ Read More
Let’s AGREE! in Lao PDR

Let’s AGREE! in Lao PDR

If farming communities are to remain a viable and vibrant part of Lao society, rural youth need local opportunities to earn money, be creative and enjoy themselves. With this goal in mind, the Northern Agriculture and Forestry College (NAFC) recently hosted a scheme to promote entrepreneurship among students who will become future farmers, business people and development workers. Called AGREE – ‘Agripreneurs for Green Rural Enterprises and Economy’ – the scheme involved a series+ Read More
Laos Receives Switzerland Delegation During Visits to Development Programs

Laos Receives Switzerland Delegation During Visits to Development Programs

Ambassador Thomas Greminger, Deputy Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and responsible for the South Cooperation Department visited Laos from 22nd to 27th January 2017. He was accompanied by the Ambassador of Switzerland to Lao PDR, Mr. Ivo Sieber, Mrs. Franziska Freiburghaus, Head of the East Asia Division at SDC, and Mr. Tim Enderlin, Director of the Mekong Region Program. Ambassador Greminger visited different Swiss projects on Agriculture and+ Read More
Switzerland supports Cambodia’s mine action sector with US$3.5 million through the Clearing for Results project, implemented by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) and UNDP from 2017 to 2019

Switzerland supports Cambodia’s mine action sector with US$3.5 million through the Clearing for Results project, implemented by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) and UNDP from 2017 to 2019

Media Release Phnom Penh, 13 January 2017 Building on its financial support from 2013 to 2015, the Government of Switzerland has committed an additional US$3.5 million to Cambodia’s demining sector, from 2017 to 2019. The fund will support the Government to maximize mine action results on human development in poor communities in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Pailin, through Phase III of the Clearing for Results project. The project is also supported by the Australia Government. The+ Read More
Switzerland reaffirms its commitment to Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals through a new grant of US$ 12 million

Switzerland reaffirms its commitment to Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals through a new grant of US$ 12 million

Media release Phnom Penh, 21 December 2016 Phnom Penh, 21 December 2016. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) confirmed its continued support to the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals last November by granting the Foundation US$ 12 million for the coming three years.   Since 2013, Switzerland maintains an operational presence in Cambodia and is implementing a development country program in close alignment and coordination with the government of Cambodia and key development partners. The+ Read More
Student Dreams and Aspirations in Agriculture and Forestry Education – Lao PDR

Student Dreams and Aspirations in Agriculture and Forestry Education – Lao PDR

The main vision of the Support to the Reform of the Agricultural and Forestry Colleges in Laos (SURAFCO) project was to revamp the National Agriculture and Forestry Colleges (NAFC) into a well-managed center of excellence for skills-based education in upland farming. The NAFC serves as a model college for all other Agriculture and Forestry colleges in Laos. The colleges offer skills-based and market oriented education, training, and services, that provides opportunities to its+ Read More
Switzerland provides 18 million USD to the Poverty Reduction Fund in Lao PDR

Switzerland provides 18 million USD to the Poverty Reduction Fund in Lao PDR

Switzerland agrees to contribute USD 18 million to the Poverty Reduction Fund (PRF) to Lao PDR. Mr. Tim Enderlin, Director of Cooperation for the Mekong Region of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Mrs. Thipphakone Chanthavongsa, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Finance formalized the agreement during the Round Table Implementation Meeting in Vientiane Province on the 25th of November, 2016. The renewed funding contributes to the efforts of Lao+ Read More