Let's sow change - Discover our new campaign!
How you can help
Poverty & hunger
Water & hygiene
Women & young people
Where we operate
Board of Foundation
How we act
Vision & Goals
Who we rely on
"Working at SWISSAID is an opportunity to combine personal interests with concrete and global implementation in strengthening the support of people in resilient agriculture. CROPS4HD allows me to be directly involved in this process of sharing knowledge and learning."
Intern for CROPS4HD
«Many people around the world are suffering from the effects of the climate crisis. Social inequality is becoming ever greater. My main motivation for working at SWISSAID is to point out grievances and thus do my part to help people in need.»
Programme Assistant for Chad, Niger and Ecuador (ad interim)
"In order for the next generation to inhabit a world that is sustainable and secure, we urgently need to make changes towards more justice, climate and environmental protection. It motivates me that my work at SWISSAID means I can contribute to this, both here in Switzerland and in the partner countries."
Head of Development Cooperation Department
"I love the modesty of the people in Myanmar, the hustle and bustle on the Indian roads and the diversity of Tanzania. The issue that particularly interests me is the violence against women in India. It is unimaginable how some women are treated."
Programme Assistant for Tanzania, India and Myanmar
"People want to live self-determined lives in sustainable communities and in security. What some take for granted remains a dream for many. With my work at SWISSAID, I can contribute to making this dream a reality."
Programme Manager for Niger and Tanzania
"Equal opportunities are an essential prerequisite for the sustainable fight against poverty. SWISSAID supports women directly, but also raises awareness among men and boys. I campaign with conviction against inequalities that restrict rights – whether of women or men."
Programme Manager for Myanmar & Thematic Advisor Gender and WASH
"What always impresses me when I visit the site: women, farmers and young people in our projects look the SWISSAID team in the eyes, because they feel understood and taken seriously. They know that it is their own project and that they are responsible for its implementation."
Daniel Ott Fröhlicher
Programme Manager for Chad and Colombia
"Successful and dignified development puts the people at grassroots level at the heart of every initiative. It strengthens their self-confidence, promotes their strengths, abilities and opportunities – and supports them in claiming their rights."
Programme Manager for Ecuador and India
"Whether it's a climate crisis or social inequality, the world is facing incredibly serious challenges that need to be tackled globally. I see SWISSAID's work as an important part of the solution – and I am committed to it together with over 180 employees worldwide."
Office 365 Support
"In cooperation with local organisations and our partners in Switzerland, SWISSAID is laying the foundations for many disadvantaged smallholder families to be able to live a dignified and self-determined life in an intact environment. It gives me pleasure to contribute to the solution."
Programme manager Nicaragua and strategic partnerships for Development cooperation
"I am convinced that agro-ecology is the right approach to improving the living conditions of farming families. There are some goals which it takes patience, perseverance and continuous learning to achieve, as well as the belief that even difficult undertakings have a chance of success."
Programme manager for Guinea-Bissau & thematic Advisor Agroecology
"SWISSAID is a small organisation that is close to the people on the ground. During my first visit to Ecuador, I was impressed by the diversity of the fields cultivated by the beneficiaries of our projects, while on neighbouring plots of land, monocultures grow as far as the eye can see."
Christine Lombardo Oberson
Programme Assistant for Nicaragua, Colombia and Guinea-Bissau
"Whether it be small farmers in Colombia who join forces to assert their rights with the local authorities or women in Chad who organise themselves to improve their living conditions together: Seeing people take their future into their own hands is my greatest motivation."
Expert for Monitoring and Evaluation