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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Smallholder farmers Peru©Enrique Castro-Mendívil / PromPerú

Climandes project

MeteoSwiss and SENAMHI Peru join forces in the Climandes project for climate-smart agriculture to promote food security and poverty reduction.

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Climate Change & Environment Nexus Brief: Fragility and Conflict

This brief looks at the nexus of environment, climate change, fragility and conflict and their complex interlinkages, and focuses on conflicts related to declining natural resources.

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silk road

Webinar: Greening infrastructures on the New Silk Road

This webinar focuses on the importance of adopting sustainable infrastructure along the New Silk Road and highlights the linkage between infrastructure, the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.

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Cover photo: Goods had to be transported by boat after the Atta Abad landslide flooded 25 km of the Karakoram Highway, Pakistan, in 2010 (D. Butz)

Safer lives and livelihoods in mountains

This publication highlights 15 cases of good practice in development and applied research from mountain regions, and illustrates how the Sendai Framework’s four priorities can be put into practice. 

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Webinar: Meeting the global challenge of adaptation by addressing transboundary climate risk

This webinar focuses on the importance to adopt a transboundary view of climate risk, which explicitly recognizes the interconnections between people, ecosystems and economies in a globalized world.

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2DU Kenya34  Pic by Neil Palmer (CIAT). Pictures from the Mount Kenya region, for the Two Degrees Up project, to look at the impact of climate change on agriculture. For more information please contact n.palmer@cgiar.org.

Key reports for the CC&E Network 2017-2018

These publications provide insights and learning on key topics in climate change mitigation, adaptation and sustainable development, and highlight areas for future research and policy development.

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