HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is a non-profit organization that promotes self-reliant and sustainable development in 18 countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It works towards the promotion of solidarity and fair trade within Switzerland. HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is a denominationally and politically independent association, supported by approximately 38’000 members, more than 40’000 sponsors and 15 regional volunteer groups.
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in Nepal
Helvetas came to Nepal in 1956 and now cooperates with many technical and social organizations in all the 75 districts across the country. HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal works within four main sectors, vis: Water and Infrastructure, Governance and Peace, Education and Skills Development, Environment and Climate and Rural Economy.
Through its work with various partners at both local and national levels, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal supports actions leading to self-propelling development and eradication of poverty. It aims at creating environments where people have new choices and become equipped with new skills and abilities to improve their livelihoods.
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal partners with local and national NGOs, private sector entities, and local and national bodies of government. It promotes the principles of decentralization and subsidiarity in decision taking, implementation and accountability for development.