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HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

Mission Statement

HELVETAS Laos works to strengthen the capacity of communities to define their own development strategies, and implement own development initiatives, promoting gender and social inclusiveness, environmental sustainability and human rights.

Programme Description

 HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation wants a world in which all people can live self-determined lives in dignity and safety while respecting the environment. 

Helvetas runs programmes of cooperation in about 33 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Helvetas was founded in 1955 as the first private Swiss development organisation.

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation has been active in Laos since 2001, working on issues related to sustainable agriculture, food security and social equity. The current HELVETAS Laos Country Strategy 2014-2018 centers on three thematic areas - rural economy, governance and peace, and water and infrastructure. HELVETAS Laos is working to strengthen the capacity of service providers and policy makers to support the most vulnerable populations in Laos to access basic services and make informed decisions about the development of their communities.

 


Contact Details

Address: Thaphalanxay Village Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR P.O Box 6367
Telephone: +856 21 263189, 485016/17
Fax: N/A
Email: helvetas.laos@gmail.com
Website: www.helvetas-laos.org
Contact Person: Celestine KROESSCHELL, Country Director
Other Contact: ,

General Information

Number of Local Staff: 31->50
Number of Expatriate Staff: 1->5
Average Annual Budget: 3000000 USD
In Lao PDR Since: 2001
Country of Origin: Switzerland


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Branches

Luang Prabang Luang Prabang Province

Address: Luang Prabang Luangprabang Luang Prabang Province
Phone: 71 412 000
Fax:
Email: surafco@lao-agric-college.org
Contact:

Nonghet Xiengkhouang Province

Address: Nonghet Nonghed Xiengkhouang Province
Phone: 61 213 017
Fax:
Email: helvetas-laos@gmail.com
Contact:

Phongsaly Phongsaly Province

Address: Phongsaly Phongsaly Phongsaly Province
Phone:
Fax:
Email: helvetas.laos@gmail.com
Contact:


Networks

There are no networks specified

Partners

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MOAF)
Provincial Departments of Energy and Mines (PDEM)
Sunlabob


Projects and Sector of Activities

Title Description Provinces/Districts Sectors/Sub-sectors
Community Organisation, Participation & Empowerment (COPE)

Start Date: Feb 1st 2014
Laos Extension for Agriculture Project (LEAP)

Start Date: Nov 1st 2001
The Laos Extension for Agriculture Project (LEAP) started in November 2001, the first phase ended in December 2004. LEAP is funded by the Swiss ...
Attapeu
Bokeo
Bolikhamxay
Champasack
Houaphan
Khammouane
Luang Namtha
Luang Prabang
National Level
Oudomxay
Phongsaly
Saravan
Savannakhet
Sekong
Vientiane Municipality
Vientiane
Xayaboury
Xiengkhouang
- Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries - Education - Human Resources Development - Social Development
LURAS

Start Date: Jan 1st 2015
- Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries - Social Development
Rural Income Through Sustainable Energy (RISE)

Start Date: Jan 1st 1983
The need to enhance electricity access in rural areas of developing countries is universally recognized. However, tremendous challenges remain to ...
Support to the Reform of the Luang Prabang Agriculture and Forestry College (SURAFCO)

Start Date: Jul 1st 2009
Support to the Reform of the Luang Prabang Agriculture and Forestry College” (SURAFCO) was set up to assist implementing a reform process ...
Upland Development in Nonget (UDIN)

Start Date: Jan 1st 2010
The project aims to promote food security in a remote and ethnically diverse mountainous area, in the far Northeast of Xiengkhouang ...