CDE's key partner regions

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Villagers on a public transport boat in Madagascar. Photo: Julie Zähringer, CDE

CDE run activities with a regional or national focus in 31 countries worldwide. Key regions are Eastern and Southern Africa; Horn of Africa; mainland Southeast Asia, especially Lao PDR and Myanmar; in South America, the central Andes; and Central Asia. Many of these projects and programmes represent a long-term engagement. For example, CDE’s researchers have been active in Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa for over 35 years, and in Central Asia and Southeast Asia for over 20 years. Such long-term engagement would not have been possible without trusted partnerships including both regional partners who have the capacity to implement activities as well as partners and agencies in Switzerland and abroad who are willing to fund programmes that adopt a longer-term perspective.