Guest bloggers

Stefanie Kaegi, November 2017 0

23rd UN Climate Change Conference: HELVETAS Side Event

15th November 2017, Bonn This blog is about the side event of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation on “collaborating to scale up sustainable food systems in a changing climate” at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. Climate change impacts most acutely the global water and food systems. Water productivity and agro-biodiversity are key adaptation measures to

Valérie Cavin & Mariko Meyer, April 2017 0

WASH and Behavior Change: Six Key Lessons from an Evidence-based “Learning Expedition” in Haiti, Mali, Benin, and Mozambique

First published on on April 12, 2017 HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is a Swiss-based international development organization. Our vision is a just world in which all men and women determine the course of their lives in dignity and security, using environmental resources in a sustainable manner. In addition to our regular work undertaken in the context of

Arjumand Nizami & Jawad Ali, January 2017 0

The Youth Want to: THINK – ADAPT 2016

A conference planned for about 250 participants attracted over five hundred participants from several universities! The jubilation on the faces of students was worth seeing. The parallel sessions were full with half of the participants standing and keenly listening to the speakers. The heads of 35 different university departments, 20 public institutions (including environment, agriculture,

Nathalie Gunasekera, March 2016 0

The Business Case for Women

The three youth employment in the Western Balkans (EYE, MarketMakers &RisiAlbania) all share a common goal: greater participation of women in the workforce. Yet the term gender often resonates little with the projects’ partners who mainly represent the private sector.  For many of them gender is a fluffy, cute-little-donor-imposed-add-on which bears little practical consequences for

Sarah Byrne, February 2016 3

Engaging religious authorities as advocates: experiences from Afghanistan

“Religious leaders have a say in almost all aspects of life” – my colleague Khalid’s assessment of the influence of religious leaders’ moral authority in rural Afghanistan is comprehensive. In many of the contexts in which we work, religious leaders have remained somewhat outside of the “comfort zone” of development organisations (particularly non-denominational ones). The