|HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation envisions a world in which every woman, man and child lives a life in dignity and security, exercising self-determination, caring for the environment such that it meets the needs of the current generation as well as future ones. This vision is the basis for the organisation’s mission to help disadvantaged men, women and communities in developing countries.|
|HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is one of the most experienced and largest development organizations in Switzerland. It came into existence on July 1st, 2011 with the merger of two organizations: Helvetas (founded 1955) and Intercooperation (founded 1982). As a politically and denominationally neutral association, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is supported by over 100,000 members and sponsors, as well as 12 regional groups of volunteers. Over 1,200 local and 60 international employees (mainly Swiss) are engaged in 30 partner countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation works in the domains of rural economy, water and infrastructure, environment and climate change, skill development and education, governance and peace.|
|In Bangladesh, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation started working in 2000 at the request of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation to manage its Sustainable Land Use Programme. Since then, the portfolio has grown to include local governance, livelihoods, value chain and market development, in addition to the initial natural resource management mandate.
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