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Switzerland strengthens community skills in Zimbabwe’s urban centres through WFP

24.02.2021 — Press release Zimbabwe
Switzerland through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has provided US$7 million in new funding to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), which will go directly towards assisting families living in Zimbabwe’s urban areas to strengthen their skills and ability to cope in the face of economic and climate shocks. 

Innovative Rural Water Information System in Zimbabwe gets global applause

17.12.2020 — Local news Zimbabwe
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) congratulates the Government of Zimbabwe and the United Nations Children’s Fund in Zimbabwe for being selected for the Million Lives Club award for the development of Rural WASH Information Management System (RWIMS).

Clearing landmines from a crucial African wildlife corridor

17.12.2020 — Press release Zimbabwe
In Zimbabwe, landmines affect not only local populations but also their precious livestock and wildlife. Thanks to an initial start-up grant from the US government, followed by another grant and strong support from the Swiss Embassy in Harare, APOPO is set to begin clearing landmines along the Cordon Sanitaire minefield that affects the Sengwe Wildlife Corridor this month. APOPO’s goal is to clear the assigned area by Zimbabwe’s 2025 landmine-free deadline, releasing local populations and endangered wildlife from the threat of landmines and opening up eco-tourism opportunities. 

World AIDS Day: Young People and the Drive for Change

01.12.2020 — Article Zimbabwe
This World AIDS Day, we visit Geneva and Harare to hear the stories of young champions of change. Leave no one behind: that is the message at the heart of the 2030 Agenda, also in the fight against transmissible diseases, as well as the driving force behind the work carried out by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in collaboration with its bilateral and multilateral partners. A strong network of young people is crucial in order to reach beyond prevention.

Saving lives from Covid-19 through a community based organisation in Malawi

01.10.2020 — Article Zimbabwe
Tiwale Community Based Organisation, based in Lilongwe, Malawi had been supporting disadvantaged schoolgirls and women by training them in vocational skills such as sewing and manufacturing various cloth material including reusable sanitary pads before the outbreak of Covid-19 at the beginning of 2020.

Switzerland donates masks for relief work on the ground

10.09.2020 — Article Zimbabwe
A global pandemic does not only pose a threat to people. It is also a major obstacle for humanitarian aid. If protective equipment is not available, it is not possible to provide assistance on the ground.

Industrial farming deepening food crisis across Southern Africa

10.09.2020 — Article Zimbabwe
According to a new policy brief from the Partnership for Social Accountability (PSA) Alliance, there is evidence that Southern Africa’s overreliance on high-cost imported seeds and fertilisers, and a lack of state investment in climate resilient farming are deepening food insecurity across the region.

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