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Treffen & Workshops:

Roundtable Disaster Relief and Disaster Risk Reduction
2. April 2019 -
Zürich

Disaster Management, particularly emergency relief, is one of the most challenging areas in the humanitarian sector – and it is even more challenging for grant-making foundations that often do not have a permanent presence in the country. To name just a few of the recurring challenges: access to reliable information; security; the need to make decisions quickly; limited availability of partner organizations; risk of misuse of funds; lack of coordination and cooperation on site; and increasing competition between NGOs. How do different foundations deal with these challenges?

5. April 2018 -
8001 Zürich

WORKSHOP INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION

Goal of the meeting is to gain insight into the work of the Department of Economics and their two new research centers (Center for Child Well-Being & Development and Zurich Center for Economic Development). The Department strives to bring world-class research to the University of Zurich and to foster knowledge transfer from academia to business, politics and society. In the past, leading scientists such as Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have been invited to present their work on what they call “Poor Economics”. Through its interdisciplinary research, these two research centers, founded by world renowned Professor Ernst Fehr in 2017, are searching for answers for the most pressing questions of our times and strive to improve the wellbeing of people in developing countries.

31. Januar 2017 -
Bern

WORKSHOP INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION

Nearly 25% of all SwissFoundations members are active in the field of International Development Coooperation. In 2015 they invested more than CHF 188 Mio in various projects and initiatives around the world. In cooperation with member foundations SwissFoundations would like to invite interested foundations to a special come together and get to know event. Beside networking and common discussions we would like to evaluate your potential appetite to regularly meet your peers of other foundations engaged in the field of International Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid. The event will be kicked-off by the presentation of «TRECC – Sustainability through strengthening education in Ivory Coast», initiated and run by the Jacobs Foundation.

18. November 2014 -
Bern

WORKSHOP INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION

There is a growing concern that traditional ways of charity have often limited positive effects to the intended beneficiaries. The traditional ways of service delivery often rest on "fixed" assumptions: beneficiaries do not have access, do not want or do not understand the benefits of the development intervention/service/good. Hence, there are needs for massive investment to ensure access and improve understanding. While these traditional approaches have obviously not become obsolete, behavioral sciences offers a series of insights that can help improving development results, often with little cost.

18. November 2013 -
8001 Zürich

ARBEITSKREIS INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION

Der Workshop 2013 des SwissFoundations Arbeitskreis International Development hat drei Akteure und damit drei Perspektiven auf diese Frage eingeladen. Er soll interessierte Förderstiftungen anregen, sich mit neuen Fördermodellen auseinanderzusetzen und bei Bedarf eine Handlungsempfehlung im Umgang mit Sozialen Investitionen zu erarbeiten.

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