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A varied and sustainable diet from the field to the plate

01.12.2014 - 31.12.2017

Malnutrition affects more than two billion people around the world. In Zambia and Uganda, which have been particularly hard hit, the SDC has teamed up with SNV, an international NGO, on a programme to combat this scourge. The programme combines sustainable agriculture and adequate nutrition and focuses on the role of the family.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Africa
Agriculture & food security
Agricultural development
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING
Agricultural development

01.12.2014 - 31.12.2017


CHF 3'000'000



AfDB/AfDF: African Development Bank / African Development Fund – Core Contribution

01.05.2014 - 31.12.2023

The mandate of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Development Fund (AfDF) is to promote sustainable economic and social development in Africa by providing support for good governance and private sector development, infrastructure, higher education and vocational training. Switzerland has been supporting the AfDF since its foundation in 1972 and has been a member since 1982.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Africa
Other
Sector not specified
OTHER MULTISECTOR
Multisector aid

01.05.2014 - 31.12.2023


CHF 207'759'519



Project completed

Getting the largest possible number of people to adopt the practice of washing their hands with soap

Colored markers make it possible to verify how effectively schoolchildren have washed their hands

01.04.2012 - 30.06.2014

In developing countries, diarrhea and acute respiratory infections are responsible for two-thirds of infant mortality, i.e., five times more than malaria and thirteen times more than VIH/AIDS. And yet, simply giving your hands a good washing with soap constitutes a very effective way to counter these infectious diseases. In India, the SDC is active in promoting this practice by means of a large-scale awareness-raising campaign involving the social media, famous cricket players, and Bollywood stars.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Africa
India
Water
Health
Drinking water and basic sanitation (WASH) (til 2016)
Infectious desease
WATER SUPPLY & SANITATION
HEALTH
Basic drinking water supply and basic sanitation
Infectious disease control

01.04.2012 - 30.06.2014


CHF 1'200'000



Project completed

Microcredit: a way to ensure access to water and to generate revenues

01.02.2012 - 31.12.2015

The rural populations in West Africa rarely have the means to invest in a water system. And yet small producers know that access to water would allow them to develop revenue-generating activities. In order to finance this type of installation in West Africa, the SDC has developed a pioneering project for microcredit.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Africa
Employment & economic development
Agriculture & food security
Informal banking & insurance
Agricultural water resources
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
WATER SUPPLY & SANITATION
Informal and semi-formal financial intermediaries
Agricultural water resources

01.02.2012 - 31.12.2015


CHF 4'925'000



Project completed

Female police officers to combat impunity

: A dozen of colleagues stand on the side of the General Rasooly

01.10.2010 - 01.10.2015

The SDC supports the recruitment of female police officers by the Afghan National Police, which enhances its professionalism and integrity. When women who are victims of violence can file a report to a policewoman who is sensitive to their concerns, they gain confidence in the police.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Afghanistan
Conflict & fragility
Human rights
Security system management and reform
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
Security system management and reform
Security system management and reform
Human rights

01.10.2010 - 01.10.2015


CHF 2'482'000



Planned project

Retain Access in Afghanistan (RAA)

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2030

The security situation in Afghanistan remains a major concern for humanitarian and development actors. To continue their vital work in favour of the poor and vulnerable, they depend on reliable security reports and advisory services, on independent analyses of political events and trends, and on physical access to remote and conflict-affected areas. Through the Retain Access in Afghanistan Programme, the SDC will continue its support to three organisations that provide these essential services under a programmatic approach, strengthening the humanitarian-development nexus.


Agricultural Services and Livelihood Improvement (ASLI)

01.10.2020 - 31.07.2028

Farming households in the Central Highlands of Afghanistan suffer from high levels of poverty and food insecurity. Their agricultural productivity remains low due to insufficient access to inputs and information. The Agricultural Services and Livelihood Improvement (ASLI) project aims to improve the livelihoods of poor rural families by strengthening the public extension system at subnational level to enable targeted, demand-driven agricultural service delivery.


Planned project
Planned project

FarhangSara - Promotion of Cultural and Artistic Expressions to Strengthen Shared and Diverse Values as well as Peaceful Interactions

01.07.2019 - 30.06.2025

The project aims to strengthen shared and diverse values as well as peaceful interaction among people through cultural and artistic expressions. The project will particularly promote cultural and artistic forms that have been neglected. It will work with female and male artists as well as cultural and art organizations/institutions (public and private). It will promote the active participation of the society at large in cultural activities.


Mainstreaming Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) into Agricultural Systems in Africa

01.05.2019 - 30.04.2023

Current agricultural and food systems rely greatly on non-renewable external inputs, impact negatively on soils, water, biodiversity, nutrition and health. Switzerland supports the Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative that promotes a viable alternative in Africa to ensure sustainable agricultural development, food and nutrition security of smallholder farmers in an environmentally sustainable manner, thereby contributing towards a more sustainable global food system.


Planned project

Afghanistan Quality Learning (AQL)

01.03.2019 - 28.02.2029

The project will improve the quality of education in Afghanistan. Though it remains low, access to education has improved significantly over the past decade, but the low quality of education is increasingly recognized as a problem. Working through the competent directorates of the Ministry of Education, the project will strengthen methodology and subject-specific knowledge and promote community involvement for school improvements. Girls and boys will benefit from better learning in a conducive environment.


Afghanistan: IOM Undocumented Afghan Returnees

15.02.2019 - 31.12.2022

In 2016, over a million Afghans who previously sought refuge in Pakistan and Iran returned to Afghanistan. Since the beginning of 2018, 700,056 undocumented Afghans have returned from both countries, due to diverse push factors including deteriorating protection space. The projecting for the year 2019 of undocumented Afghan returnees will be approx. 49,000 from Pakistan and 570,000 from Iran. The vast majority of them have lived outside of Afghanistan for decades, and are in dire need for humanitarian assistance, which they will receive through this project.

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