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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

Capacity Development and Knowledge Management

Capacity Development and Knowledge Management

The Core of knowledge work in the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is to provide access to knowledge and information and the ability to use it to the benefit of our partner countries and its peoples. Knowledge is an indispensable weapon in the fight against poverty and partner countries require this knowledge for their self-reliant development. SDC fosters learning and knowledge management both among its collaborators and with its partners to create an+ Read More
Laos and Vietnam Land Administration share experience in land legislation

Laos and Vietnam Land Administration share experience in land legislation

Original post on MRLG website by Myno The MRLG 3rd stakeholder consultation workshop held in Vientiane Capital during 16-17 November 2016 was a special opportunity for the representatives of the Department of Land Administration (DOLA) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) of Lao PDR and the General Department of Land Administration (GDLA), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) of Viet Nam to exchange experiences on development of land policy and+ Read More
MRC council members meeting - Lao PDR

MRC council members meeting - Lao PDR

Pakse, Lao PDR, 24 November 2016 – The secretariat office of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) will be merged into one in Vientiane, Lao PDR within the next two months, according to a detailed roadmap approved by the MRC council members at the 23rd annual meeting on 23rd November 2016 in Pakse, Champask province. The consolidation of two secretariat offices in Phnom Penh and Vientiane was decided by the Prime Ministers of the two+ Read More
European Development Partners’ Statement  at the Lao PDR’s 2016 Round Table Implementation Meeting

European Development Partners’ Statement at the Lao PDR’s 2016 Round Table Implementation Meeting

  Vientiane, 25 November 2016 Laos’ European Development Partners – the European Union and the Member States of the European Union together with Switzerland – would like to congratulate the government on successful first year of the implementation of the 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP) 2016-2020.   Lao PDR remains one of the fastest growing economies in the region with poverty having steadily decreased over the past 15 years and is projected to fall further. However,+ Read More
Support to Disadvantaged Youth Through Short Vocational Training Courses – Lao PDR

Support to Disadvantaged Youth Through Short Vocational Training Courses – Lao PDR

What happens to young dropouts in Laos? What are the options they have to earn an income that would lift them up from a poverty stricken existence? Based on the analysis and calculations from several national databases and reports: 20% of the population does not complete primary education, and about 25% do not complete lower secondary education. 21% of children at the age of 11-14 years were out of school, totaling to about 118,000 children (66,000+ Read More
LaoFab information portal celebrates 10year anniversary - Lao PDR

LaoFab information portal celebrates 10year anniversary - Lao PDR

Dear Laofabers, One does not need to be an agricultural expert to find plenty of useful information on LaoFab. Ever since I arrived in Laos, I am a regular follower of the platform. It is not only the variety LaoFab covers daily, it is in particular the quality of the contributions and discussions in the group and its repository which impresses me.  These rich discussions, the availability of documentation and their timeliness allow me to+ Read More
Capacity Development of Technical Skills - Myanmar

Capacity Development of Technical Skills - Myanmar

The National Skills Standards Authority (NSSA), under the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security in Myanmar is supported by Switzerland to promote the development of skills standards and a system of skills testing and certification. NSSA has developed nationally adopted competency test for electric and air conditioner installation, arc welding, carpentry, and food and beverage service.   “I immediately enrolled myself to take the test. I learned that this certificate is widely recognized by+ Read More
Luxembourg and Switzerland provide 15 million EUR for skills development in the tourism and hospitality - Lao PDR

Luxembourg and Switzerland provide 15 million EUR for skills development in the tourism and hospitality - Lao PDR

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1st November 2016 At a ceremony in Vientiane today, Skills for Tourism (Project LAO/029), was launched by Dr Kongsy Sengmany, Vice Minister of Education and Sports, together with Mr Claude Jentgen, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Luxembourg in Lao PDR, and Mr Tim Enderlin, Mekong Regional Director, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).  The objective of this five-year project is the promotion of sustainable and inclusive growth of the Lao PDR tourism+ Read More
Paris Peace Agreement – 23.10.2016

Paris Peace Agreement – 23.10.2016

Twenty five years ago, on 23rd October 1991, 19 governments gathered to sign the Paris Peace Agreement which offered a comprehensive political settlement aimed at ending the “tragic conflict and continuing bloodshed” traumatizing Cambodia at that time. On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreement, and in line with its policy to promote platforms for dialogue, exchange and cultural expression to deal with trauma from the past, the Swiss Cooperation+ Read More
Promoting and Supporting Inclusiveness Through Skills Development for Tourism - Lao PDR

Promoting and Supporting Inclusiveness Through Skills Development for Tourism - Lao PDR

Switzerland and Luxembourg are joining hands for a new vocational education and skills development project in Lao PDR. ‘Skills for Tourism’ will promote sustainable and inclusive growth of the tourism and hospitality sector in Lao PDR thereby contributing to poverty reduction. It is expected that graduates of improved and expanded tourism and hospitality skills development, in particular disadvantaged young people, will find gainful employment in tourism and  hospitality. The project builds on previous+ Read More