The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.

The goal of development cooperation is that of reducing poverty. It is meant to foster economic self-reliance and state autonomy, to contribute to the improvement of production conditions, to help in finding solutions to environmental problems, and to provide better access to education and basic healthcare services.  

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Adaptation in Mountains

Mountains are highly vulnerable to climate change. They also provide numerous essential services. This theme explores how mountains and mountain communities can be made more resilient.

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SDC Climate Change & Environment Network

The CC&E Network provides a knowledge exchange platform for development practitioners, organizations and SDC staff and partners working in and around climate change and environment issues

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Sustainable Management of Socio-Ecosystems in the Andes

This article describes the first course of the IPROMO Mountains Training Programme held in Spanish. The course was organised by CONDESAN with the support of two initiatives financed by the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC).

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Adaptation to Climate Change in the Andes

This regional study aims to identify the knowledge gaps and working priorities for climate change adaptation in the Andes.

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A global database of CCA solutions for mountain regions

This article describes how the Adaptation at Altitude Solutions Portal for climate change adaptation (and related) in mountain regions has been and will continue to be developed.

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Gobernanza participativa y gestión del riesgo ante incendios forestales en el Perú

Este blog presenta aprendizajes en la gestión de riesgo de los incendios forestales en la región de Apurímac, Perú.

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Virtual reality for education: an immersive trip into the Andean Tropical Mountain Forests

The Andean Forests virtual reality platform provides a tour of 14 forest landscapes in four South American countries. It aims to be used in an educational context.

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Hydrological ecosystem services compensation system in Abancay

The local organizations and peasant farmer communities of Apurimac hold activities to protect springs, plant native trees and build ccochas (artisanal reservoirs) to improve water regulation.

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