From more “traditional” campaigns to the raw material industry
SWISSAID has been active in Chad since 1965. Apart from a period of considerable political instability between 1979 and 1984, the foundation has had an ongoing presence, supporting the initiatives of local partner organisations that work in the Sahelian region and the Sudanian zone in the south of the country. When oil exploration began in Chad in 2003, a programme was set up to campaign for greater transparency and fairer redistribution of the income generated by the extractive industries, in addition to the “traditional” campaigns to relieve hunger and promote women’s rights.
Photo: construction of a dam in the Ouaddai region.