Publications

Success story Cambodia / Follow-up assignment has a lasting impact

The organisation Villageworks Cambodia produces bags that are socially and ecologically sustainable. Unfortunately, sales via the website are [...]

Introducing our SEC coordinators and their countries

Ana Tan has been our coordinator in Peru since 2013. An industrial engineer, she worked in the private [...]

Success story Guatemala / A double effort for a better carbon footprint

The “Porta Hotels” in Guatemala are known for their high standards. The traditional company wants to offer its [...]

Introducing our SEC coordinators and their countries

Brigitte Mäntele has been our coordinator in Benin since 2012. Before that, she worked as a teacher. In [...]

Introducing our SEC coordinators and their countries

Carmen Zapata has been our coordinator in Bolivia since 2014. She lives in La Paz and works closely [...]

Introducing our SEC coordinators and their countries

“Nepali hospitality – A diverse multicultural country with 126 ethnic groups and 123 local languages. It has SMEs [...]

SEC Annual Report 2021

We are pleased to present you the results achieved by the Senior Expert Contact (SEC) in 2021.

Bolivia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem benefits from Swiss expert advice

Bolivia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem reflects that business creation remains dynamic despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Figures show that 9020 new [...]

SEC Annual Report 2020

We are pleased to present you the results achieved by the Senior Expert Contact (SEC) in 2020.

Survey results “Digital SEC annual event 2020”

The SEC has made a virtue out of necessity and conducted the annual event digitally. A summary of [...]

SEC remote assignments during corona crisis

Due to the current crisis caused by the Corona pandemic, SEC’s main project activity of sending senior experts [...]

Servicios Expertos de Consultoría, SEC Guatemala

The Servicios Expertos de Consultoría, SEC Guatemala, is a project of Swisscontact. The project’s purpose is to support [...]

Offering Dal to Nepali tourists

This week we received a very special message from one of our long-term SEC clients in Nepal, Mr. [...]

SEC Brochure

Each year, around 140 SMEs and institutions benefit from expert consultancy assignments. Read more about the SEC program [...]

SEC Annual Report 2019

We are pleased to present you our results – assignments by country, region and industry – achieved by [...]

Trilogy “The SEC in the view of our coordinators”, Part 1

On the occasion of the anniversary year, we asked our SEC coordinators to share some of their experiences. [...]

October Jubilee Post: Senior Expert Corps – the way it all began

The Senior Expert Corps turns 40. But how was it created? A look at Swisscontact’s old annual reports [...]

SEC Expert Alain Rohrbach in Hospitality and Vocational Training in Nepal

An interview with our SEC expert Alain Rohrbach at “Smart News Nepal” about hospitality and vocational training in [...]

Celebrating 60 Years of Friendship

Since 2006, our SEC expert Martin Liesch (Civil Engineer by profession) has conducted several SEC assignments for Ropeway [...]

Consumer Driven Products Make for a Successful Business Case

Adiat Hajdari, owner of Ananas Impex and SEC client, is fully aware of the role that customer demand [...]

February Jubilee Post: Interview with Margrit Tappolet, Project Manager SEC 1998 – 2004

Margrit Tappolet worked at Swisscontact from 1977 to 2009 and was managing the SEC for six years. Jane [...]

April Jubilee Post: 25 years of SEC in Nepal

Senior Expert Corps (SEC) Nepal is also celebrating an anniversary this year: For 25 years, SEC experts have [...]

SEC Annual Report 2018

We are pleased to present you our results – assignments by country, region and industry – achieved by [...]

February Jubilee Post: Interview with Margrit Tappolet, Project Manager SEC 1998 – 2004

Margrit Tappolet worked at Swisscontact from 1977 to 2009 and was managing the SEC for six years. Jane [...]

SEC Impact Study

Scribble video of an impact study conducted in August 2018 by a Swisscontact internal team. Interviews with proprietors [...]

Local SDC News / Learning from the best in the pastry business

Successful entrepreneurs know that investing in people is as important as investing in equipment. Through its Increasing Market [...]

Encouraging Active Agening / Albanian Society for all Ages, 2/2018

Growing older is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the world, as a more mature and definitely more [...]

SEC Film Nepal

The film documents four SEC assignments in Nepal and shows their direct impact. Clients express their appreciation and confirm the improvements they have experienced in their companies. It is also illustrated how SEC assignments add value to the experts themselves. They explain where their motivation to conduct voluntary SEC assignments is deriving from.

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