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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 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
Launch of the Khmer Version of the Handbook “Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector” on 9 December 2016

Launch of the Khmer Version of the Handbook “Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector” on 9 December 2016

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) have jointly developed the Handbook on “Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector”, which provides specific knowledge, good practices and practical tools for members of parliament and their staff to fulfil their constitutional duties in the context of security sector governance. The IPU-DCAF Handbook has been translated into over 40 languages and has facilitated the work of Parliamentarians+ Read More
CHAIN – Cambodian Horticulture Advancing Income and Nutrition project

CHAIN – Cambodian Horticulture Advancing Income and Nutrition project

CHAIN Project has organized its first Horticulture Trade Fair in Preah Vihear province on 30th November 2016. Its aim was to promote awareness of increasing horticulture production and linkage market opportunities between farmers, traders and consumers. The trade fair combined the potential market actors in horticulture, including input supply, vegetable traders, value chain supporter and financial institutes, and its object was not-for-profit. Mrs. Choeung Heng, provincial deputy governor, thanked the Swiss Agency for Development+ Read More
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