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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

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
Lao PDR launches the final report of the 4th Lao Population and Housing Censu

Lao PDR launches the final report of the 4th Lao Population and Housing Censu

Vientiane, 21 October 2016 – The Lao Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Planning and Investment released the final report of the 4th Population and Housing Census (PHC) 2015 which provides important data for the country socio-economic development.  The enumeration for the 2015 PHC was conducted on 1st March 2015. Prior to this final report, the Provisional Report was released in December 2015. The Final Report that is launched today provides detailed data and presents the+ Read More
Child Right in Cambodia

Child Right in Cambodia

Supporting the emergence of good governance in developing countries is a strategic objective of Swiss development cooperation. SDC believes that good governance facilitates an environment that strengthens rule of law, human rights, gender equality, appropriate distribution of power and macro-economic stability. In Lao PDR, the Local Governance and Citizen Participation program supports more effective and efficient public services to the poor and vulnerable, while promoting citizens’ participation in the development process. The program assists+ Read More
Bophana Center Cambodia - Episode 8: No Frogs No Rice

Bophana Center Cambodia - Episode 8: No Frogs No Rice

By Socheat Cheng Touch Sokea, a 34-year-old divorced mother of two children, is from Kompong Speu province. Without any financial support from her ex-husband who was violent, left her and remarried, Sokea catches frogs and crabs in the rice field for a living. By exchanging frog meat for rice from villagers or selling them cheap, she can barely feed her children. Sokea works hard and spends the little money she earns very carefully, because+ Read More
Asian Network Promotes Decentralized Governance

Asian Network Promotes Decentralized Governance

Asia is rapidly changing. Impressive economic growth rates and labor market transitions are in stark contrast to trends of growing inequality, persistent poverty, conflicts, and state fragility. Poor management of public resources, limited access to public services, unequal sharing of economic benefits, and exclusive decision-making processes create tensions and undermine the legitimacy of governments. At the same time, pressure for reforms has increased, and many South and Southeast Asian countries have begun to+ Read More
Bophana Center Cambodia - Episode 7: Fighting for Life

Bophana Center Cambodia - Episode 7: Fighting for Life

By Chanrado Sok Da, a 25 year-old man, left his home village in Svay Rieng and moved to Phnom Penh when he was 16. His passion is boxing. He started to learn this art of fighting in a club located in the Old Stadium. One year later, he fought his first match but without fear. After numerous fights on the ring, he finally became a professional boxer, but his salary is too meagre to+ Read More
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Strengthening Active Citizenship in Lao PDR

Supporting the emergence of good governance in developing countries is a strategic objective of Swiss development cooperation. SDC believes that good governance facilitates an environment that strengthens rule of law, human rights, gender equality, appropriate distribution of power and macro-economic stability. In Lao PDR, the Local Governance and Citizen Participation program supports more effective and efficient public services to the poor and vulnerable, while promoting citizens’ participation in the development process. The program assists+ Read More
Bophana Center Cambodia - Episode 6: Day by Day

Bophana Center Cambodia - Episode 6: Day by Day

By Leakhena Roeun Vichet, 38 year-old father of four children, has been struggling to make a living since he was very young: born in Kompong Cham, He moved to Pailin 10 years ago to find a better life and a job, but life is not easy though. Seeking everyday a temporary job on cassava farms, he can hardly feed his family and send his children to school. No matter how hard he works, it+ Read More