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 plays in the success of his business as a producer of ground red pepper, vegetable condiments and recently, soups. The idea for soups as a new product was a result of the collaboration with Swisscontact’s Senior Expert […]

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 been conducting consultancy assignments in Nepal. During this time, 717 assignments provided professional support to SMEs and institutions. An impact study from 2018 shows how SEC clients in Nepal were able to benefit from the consultancy assignments […]

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 Achermann (J.A.), SEC project manager since June 2015, conducted an interview with Margrit Tappolet (M.T.) and learned some interesting facts. J.A.: Margrit, you immersed yourself in the history of the SEC on the occasion of our 40th […]

Tourism Entrepreneurship in Cambodia

On the afternoon of November 13, 2018, the Ministry of Tourism and Swisscontact held a dissemination ceremony of “The Provision of Senior Expert Corps to Small and Medium Enterprises in Tourism Sector in Cambodia” at Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center (CKCC). The event was presided over by H.E. Pak Sokhom, Secretary of State and the high representative […]

Success Story of SEC Client White Garlic by Mara Loeung, SEC Coordinator Cambodia

In Cambodian communities, a number of challenges are currently getting in the way of safe and nutritious food consumption. The founders of White Garlic saw themselves confronted with harmful chemical substances in produce, packaging of substandard quality, and a lack of education and awareness related to hygiene in food production and storage. With a vision […]