Embassy of Switzerland to Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Embassy of Switzerland to Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe As the official representation of Switzerland, the embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations with Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.

As the official representation of Switzerland, the embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the three countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture. CODE OF CONDUCT

Welcome. This is the Swiss Embassy in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi page. Thank you for your int

As the official representation of Switzerland, the embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the three countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture. CODE OF CONDUCT

Welcome. This is the Swiss Embassy in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi page. Thank you for your int

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Today we celebrate International Day of Peace, a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. Do you know why Genev...
21/09/2021

Today we celebrate International Day of Peace, a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace.

Do you know why Geneva is sometimes referred to as the Capital of Peace? Switzerland’s second-largest city, is home to many international organizations.

The city is also the birthplace of the Geneva Conventions and the Red Cross.

FAREWELL TO A SPECIAL COLLEAGUE AT THE EMBASSYYesterday we bade farewell to a much respected and loved colleague at the ...
17/09/2021

FAREWELL TO A SPECIAL COLLEAGUE AT THE EMBASSY

Yesterday we bade farewell to a much respected and loved colleague at the Embassy for the past two years – Mr. Pascal Holliger– our First Secretary and Senior Adviser, Political Affairs. We really enjoyed working with you and thank you for all your efforts and contribution to #Zimbabwe’s development. We will not forget your love for tennis in Zimbabwe. Travel well back to Switzerland!

CONGRATULATIONS TO PROFESSOR RUEDI LÜTHY FOR RECEIVING THE PRIX COURAGE LIFETIME AWARD 2021 We would like to congratulat...
13/09/2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO PROFESSOR RUEDI LÜTHY FOR RECEIVING THE PRIX COURAGE LIFETIME AWARD 2021

We would like to congratulate🎉🎉 Professor Ruedi Lüthy from the Newlands Clinic in Harare for being awarded the Prix Courage Lifetime Award 2021.

Awarded by the Swiss Magazine “Beobachter”, the tribute honoured Professor Lüthy for his long-time engagement against HIV/Aids. The Ruedi Lüthy Foundation, has been working very closely with patients living with HIV offering treatment, women’s health and training.

Switzerland 🇨🇭 is proud to be associated with the exceptional work of Professor Lüthy.

CONGRATULATIONS TO PROFESSOR RUEDI LÜTHY FOR RECEIVING THE PRIX COURAGE LIFETIME AWARD 2021

We would like to congratulate🎉🎉 Professor Ruedi Lüthy from the Newlands Clinic in Harare for being awarded the Prix Courage Lifetime Award 2021.

Awarded by the Swiss Magazine “Beobachter”, the tribute honoured Professor Lüthy for his long-time engagement against HIV/Aids. The Ruedi Lüthy Foundation, has been working very closely with patients living with HIV offering treatment, women’s health and training.

Switzerland 🇨🇭 is proud to be associated with the exceptional work of Professor Lüthy.

RESUSCITATING THE ARTS AND CULTURE SECTOR THROUGH THE SWISS SUPPORTED ANT ADAPTATION FUND 🐜 🇿🇼🇿🇲The arts and culture sec...
09/09/2021

RESUSCITATING THE ARTS AND CULTURE SECTOR THROUGH THE SWISS SUPPORTED ANT ADAPTATION FUND 🐜 🇿🇼🇿🇲

The arts and culture sector has faced a lot of challenges since the start of COVID-19.

To help artists transition out of the pandemic, the Swiss Government is implementing the Ant Adaption Fund in Zimbabwe and Zambia, implemented by the Swiss Arts Council.

The fund is enabling artists to deal with loss of income, digitalisation of their work etc. Two of Zimbabwe's theatre veterans based in Hwange have benefited from the fund and have teamed up for a production called "Secret of the Siren".

This new production has been adapted for the stage as a solo and is performed by Mildred Nkomo and directed by Nelson Mapako. The production experiments with the fusion of narrative monologues and physical theatre, multi-characterisation, shadow puppetry, and other multimedia formats.

For more on the project read: https://johannesburg.prohelvetia.org/en/dossier/regional-arts-programme/#tab-ant-adaptation-fund

RESUSCITATING THE ARTS AND CULTURE SECTOR THROUGH THE SWISS SUPPORTED ANT ADAPTATION FUND 🐜 🇿🇼🇿🇲

The arts and culture sector has faced a lot of challenges since the start of COVID-19.

To help artists transition out of the pandemic, the Swiss Government is implementing the Ant Adaption Fund in Zimbabwe and Zambia, implemented by the Swiss Arts Council.

The fund is enabling artists to deal with loss of income, digitalisation of their work etc. Two of Zimbabwe's theatre veterans based in Hwange have benefited from the fund and have teamed up for a production called "Secret of the Siren".

This new production has been adapted for the stage as a solo and is performed by Mildred Nkomo and directed by Nelson Mapako. The production experiments with the fusion of narrative monologues and physical theatre, multi-characterisation, shadow puppetry, and other multimedia formats.

For more on the project read: https://johannesburg.prohelvetia.org/en/dossier/regional-arts-programme/#tab-ant-adaptation-fund

8 SEPTEMBER:  INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAYAs we celebrate International Literacy Day, let’s have a look at how the Swiss A...
08/09/2021
Multilingualism in Swiss schools inspires international cooperation

8 SEPTEMBER: INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY

As we celebrate International Literacy Day, let’s have a look at how the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) draws on the strengths of Switzerland’s educational system, particularly plurilingualism, to develop its programmes to support quality education.

Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/35sn36nc

For students in Switzerland, being taught in their regional language – French, German, Italian or Romansh – is the norm. Many children around the world, however, attend school in a language they don't understand. Plurilingualism and teaching languages in schools have long been important values i...

SWISS AND GERMAN INVESTORS JOIN TO LAUNCH THE BIGGEST HERBAL TEA FACTORY IN SOUTHERN AFRICAThe biggest multi-million org...
07/09/2021
Biggest herbal tea factory commissioned

SWISS AND GERMAN INVESTORS JOIN TO LAUNCH THE BIGGEST HERBAL TEA FACTORY IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

The biggest multi-million organic herbal tea factory in Southern Africa has been commissioned in Penhalonga, Mutare in a move that will earn the country more foreign currency through exports.

The Southern Africa’s Herbal and Tea Factory is being bankrolled by a private enterprise, Organic Africa in partnership with German and Swiss investors.

Besides setting up the herbal tea factory, Organic Africa is working with 5000 smallscale farmers and 3 000 wild fruit collectors all over Zimbabwe.

With earnings of more than US$50 billion, 50 times higher than the earnings of farmers from to***co worldwide, production of organic herbal tea offers a unique opportunity for the local farming sector to achieve the envisaged US$8,2 billion agriculture economy by 2025.

Read more on: https://www.manicapost.co.zw/biggest-herbal-tea-factory-commissioned/

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Cutting reliance on fossil fuel with a next generation heat harvesting tech!Solaxer, a Swiss startup, developed a new co...
03/09/2021

Cutting reliance on fossil fuel with a next generation heat harvesting tech!

Solaxer, a Swiss startup, developed a new coating for solar receivers which delivers the high performance needed but with significantly reduced environmental impact & at lower cost.

Cutting reliance on fossil fuel with a next generation heat harvesting tech!

Solaxer, a Swiss startup, developed a new coating for solar receivers which delivers the high performance needed but with significantly reduced environmental impact & at lower cost.

In the Swiss city of Biel, 100% of the electricity used to power the city's trolleybuses comes from local hydropower. Th...
01/09/2021

In the Swiss city of Biel, 100% of the electricity used to power the city's trolleybuses comes from local hydropower.

The trolleybuses are connected to aerial cables, in the short time they leave these lines, the trolleybuses are powered by a battery.

In the Swiss city of Biel, 100% of the electricity used to power the city's trolleybuses comes from local hydropower.

The trolleybuses are connected to aerial cables, in the short time they leave these lines, the trolleybuses are powered by a battery.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR MID-TERM REVIEW OF SWISS SUPPORTED PROJECTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICAThe Swiss Regional Programme for So...
31/08/2021

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR MID-TERM REVIEW OF SWISS SUPPORTED PROJECTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

The Swiss Regional Programme for Southern Africa seeks the services of potential consultants to conduct a mid-term review of the Strengthening Agrobiodiversity in Southern Africa (SASA) and Seed and Knowledge Initiative (SKI) projects.

The review will assess the extent to which the SASA and SKI projects are on track to achieve their set objectives and outcomes, identify major strengths of their work, the challenges they are experiencing in delivery of the set outputs, and draw lessons on improvement for project participants, SASA, SKI teams and the funders.

Interested consultants with the following qualifications and experiences should express their intention to submit and submit their proposals by the given deadline to [email protected]:

For more details on this opportunity go to: https://tinyurl.com/bt9wsbhk

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR MID-TERM REVIEW OF SWISS SUPPORTED PROJECTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

The Swiss Regional Programme for Southern Africa seeks the services of potential consultants to conduct a mid-term review of the Strengthening Agrobiodiversity in Southern Africa (SASA) and Seed and Knowledge Initiative (SKI) projects.

The review will assess the extent to which the SASA and SKI projects are on track to achieve their set objectives and outcomes, identify major strengths of their work, the challenges they are experiencing in delivery of the set outputs, and draw lessons on improvement for project participants, SASA, SKI teams and the funders.

Interested consultants with the following qualifications and experiences should express their intention to submit and submit their proposals by the given deadline to [email protected]:

For more details on this opportunity go to: https://tinyurl.com/bt9wsbhk

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADOLESCENTS IN THE SADC REGIONThe impact of COVID-19 will have an irreversibl...
27/08/2021

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADOLESCENTS IN THE SADC REGION

The impact of COVID-19 will have an irreversible effect on progress that has been made if governments do not redouble their efforts and move forward with ever greater commitment to adolescent wellbeing.

What is needed – now more than ever – is greater economic investment and infrastructure development in health, education, technology and protection while ensuring the involvement of young people in the policy discourse.

This is the outcome of a study undertaken by MIET AFRICA and the Human Science Research Council (HSRC). The report was supported by Switzerland through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Read more on: https://tinyurl.com/dnwm8zp7

Photo: MIET AFRICA

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADOLESCENTS IN THE SADC REGION

The impact of COVID-19 will have an irreversible effect on progress that has been made if governments do not redouble their efforts and move forward with ever greater commitment to adolescent wellbeing.

What is needed – now more than ever – is greater economic investment and infrastructure development in health, education, technology and protection while ensuring the involvement of young people in the policy discourse.

This is the outcome of a study undertaken by MIET AFRICA and the Human Science Research Council (HSRC). The report was supported by Switzerland through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Read more on: https://tinyurl.com/dnwm8zp7

Photo: MIET AFRICA

The Paralympic Games in Tokyo have started. To all Zimbabwean 🇿🇼  and Swiss 🇨🇭 athletes: We wish you a memorable time co...
25/08/2021

The Paralympic Games in Tokyo have started. To all Zimbabwean 🇿🇼 and Swiss 🇨🇭 athletes: We wish you a memorable time competing and all the best. Make your countries and its people proud!
#switzerland #paralympics #tokyo2020

The Paralympic Games in Tokyo have started. To all Zimbabwean 🇿🇼 and Swiss 🇨🇭 athletes: We wish you a memorable time competing and all the best. Make your countries and its people proud!
#switzerland #paralympics #tokyo2020

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAYToday is World Humanitarian Day! As depository state of the Geneva Conventions & host country of I...
19/08/2021

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

Today is World Humanitarian Day! As depository state of the Geneva Conventions & host country of International Committee of the Red Cross, Switzerland has a long humanitarian tradition. Alongside development aid, it promotes international law, human rights, the protection of civilians and sustainable development. This year we continue to salute health personnel who have been heroes in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

#WorldHumanitarianDay #WHD2021

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

Today is World Humanitarian Day! As depository state of the Geneva Conventions & host country of International Committee of the Red Cross, Switzerland has a long humanitarian tradition. Alongside development aid, it promotes international law, human rights, the protection of civilians and sustainable development. This year we continue to salute health personnel who have been heroes in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

#WorldHumanitarianDay #WHD2021

KEEN TO GO GREEN! ZIMBABWE’S LEARNERS PUT THEIR BACKS INTO GREENING THE ENVIRONMENT Youth participation in community dev...
18/08/2021

KEEN TO GO GREEN! ZIMBABWE’S LEARNERS PUT THEIR BACKS INTO GREENING THE ENVIRONMENT

Youth participation in community development is one of the most effective ways to promote young people’s active engagement in sustainable development. Murape Secondary School, in Zimbabwe is showing that this is so, especially when it comes to climate change.

Although young people should be responsible for shaping their future as leaders of tomorrow, in many communities their participation is often limited to their labour contribution, and ignores the importance of their participation in decision-making, choices, and management.

Read more on this on: https://mietafrica.org/we-are-keen-to-go-green/

KEEN TO GO GREEN! ZIMBABWE’S LEARNERS PUT THEIR BACKS INTO GREENING THE ENVIRONMENT

Youth participation in community development is one of the most effective ways to promote young people’s active engagement in sustainable development. Murape Secondary School, in Zimbabwe is showing that this is so, especially when it comes to climate change.

Although young people should be responsible for shaping their future as leaders of tomorrow, in many communities their participation is often limited to their labour contribution, and ignores the importance of their participation in decision-making, choices, and management.

Read more on this on: https://mietafrica.org/we-are-keen-to-go-green/

Swissinfo provides Swiss 🇨🇭 citizens living abroad and other interested parties with information and daily news about Sw...
17/08/2021

Swissinfo provides Swiss 🇨🇭 citizens living abroad and other interested parties with information and daily news about Switzerland 🇨🇭 via their “SWI plus” app.

This app is now also available in English, free of charge for downloading from the Google Playstore and iOS Appstore.
For more information please visit https://www.swissinfo.ch/.../the-swiss-community-around...
#switzerland #swisslivingabroad

Swissinfo provides Swiss 🇨🇭 citizens living abroad and other interested parties with information and daily news about Switzerland 🇨🇭 via their “SWI plus” app.

This app is now also available in English, free of charge for downloading from the Google Playstore and iOS Appstore.
For more information please visit https://www.swissinfo.ch/.../the-swiss-community-around...
#switzerland #swisslivingabroad

The impressive suspension bridge in Randa! At 494 m (1620 ft) long, it is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in th...
16/08/2021

The impressive suspension bridge in Randa!

At 494 m (1620 ft) long, it is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the Alps. It takes almost 10 minutes to cross it!

Would you cross it?

The impressive suspension bridge in Randa!

At 494 m (1620 ft) long, it is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the Alps. It takes almost 10 minutes to cross it!

Would you cross it?

Switzerland just celebrated its 730th birthday!“Swiss made" and "Made in Switzerland" are a popular sales argument and i...
14/08/2021
Swissness

Switzerland just celebrated its 730th birthday!

“Swiss made" and "Made in Switzerland" are a popular sales argument and important quality feature abroad. But who is allowed to use these labels and the Swiss cross?

See more on: https://www.s-ge.com/en/swissness

The designation «Switzerland/Swissness» indicates the origin, i.e. it is a direct reference to the geographical origin of the goods or services for which it is used. The use of such origin information is essentially discretionary.

13/08/2021
Switzerland from above.

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Improving agricultural productivity with the help of AI?Swiss start-up ecoRobotix is improving agricultural productivity...
12/08/2021
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Improving agricultural productivity with the help of AI?

Swiss start-up ecoRobotix is improving agricultural productivity with new AI technologies for plant protection spraying. This allows farmers to cut their use of pesticides by up to 95%.

Read more on: https://www.swiss.tech/whats-new/ai-technology-future-farming

Swiss start-up ecoRobotix is improving agricultural productivity with new AI technologies for plant protection spraying. This allows farmers to cut their use of pesticides by up to 95%.

JOINT STATEMENT BY THE EMBASSIES AND HIGH COMMISSIONS OF AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND, THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND ...
11/08/2021

JOINT STATEMENT BY THE EMBASSIES AND HIGH COMMISSIONS OF AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND, THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND THE UNITED STATES ACCREDITED TO THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

As longtime friends of Zambia and fellow democracies, we support transparent, peaceful, and credible general elections in Zambia, in accordance with global standards. Free participation in democratic elections is a civic duty we value, and we support the right of all Zambians to shape their own future.

On the eve of the 12 August poll, we call on all Zambians to ensure a voting process free of violence. We mourn all lives that have been lost and look to all Zambians to remain committed to the principles of rule of law and respect for human rights, as enshrined in the Zambian constitution.

We welcome the Zambian Government’s decision to invite international observers to the upcoming elections. National and international observers play a vital role in democratic elections in developed and developing countries around the world. We look forward to observers being able to carry out their responsibilities accordingly including through normal channels of communication.

It is the nature of democratic elections that there are winners and losers. Whatever the outcome of the poll, we request all parties and their supporters to respect the will of the Zambian people and follow established constitutional procedures, in the spirit of peace and unity and the longstanding ethos of ‘One Zambia, One Nation’.

JOINT STATEMENT BY THE EMBASSIES AND HIGH COMMISSIONS OF AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND, THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND THE UNITED STATES ACCREDITED TO THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

As longtime friends of Zambia and fellow democracies, we support transparent, peaceful, and credible general elections in Zambia, in accordance with global standards. Free participation in democratic elections is a civic duty we value, and we support the right of all Zambians to shape their own future.

On the eve of the 12 August poll, we call on all Zambians to ensure a voting process free of violence. We mourn all lives that have been lost and look to all Zambians to remain committed to the principles of rule of law and respect for human rights, as enshrined in the Zambian constitution.

We welcome the Zambian Government’s decision to invite international observers to the upcoming elections. National and international observers play a vital role in democratic elections in developed and developing countries around the world. We look forward to observers being able to carry out their responsibilities accordingly including through normal channels of communication.

It is the nature of democratic elections that there are winners and losers. Whatever the outcome of the poll, we request all parties and their supporters to respect the will of the Zambian people and follow established constitutional procedures, in the spirit of peace and unity and the longstanding ethos of ‘One Zambia, One Nation’.

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The Ubuntu Organisation On a chair at the veranda Tunda sat, rather impatient, five litres of palm wine in front of him while his wife busied in the kitchen. His impatience relaxed when Kasunda finally appeared. “Here are the kola nuts, grandpa,” Kasunda said, handing him some kola nuts wrapped in a cocoyam leaf. Tunda had sent him to take them from his brother, Kasunda’s granduncle. On holidays in the outskirts of Kasane, Botswana, Kasunda had come from Livingstone, Zambia where he lived with his parents. “Thank you, my boy,” Tunda said, unwrapping the leaf. “Pour me some of the palm wine.” Kasunda did and Tunda asked him to get his own cup from the house. “Bring the radio when you are coming,” he added. “Ok, grandpa.” Tunda immediately turned on the fifteen years old radio when Kasunda brought it. It had been bought the day Kasunda was born. “… My name is Mathew Mthabane and with me in the studio are Jarara Wabane from ‘Peace Forum’ and Bartholomew Kisuru from ‘Give World Peace a Chance’. Today we will be looking at the ways forward for several crises around the world. Particularly, we’ll focus on Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Myanmar, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. Of course, we will also talk about…” The radio batteries suddenly ran too low. “Oh no!” Tunda cried. “Do not worry, grandpa,” young Kasunda said. “I will buy many batteries for your radio when I will start working. I will even get you a new radio.” “Thank you, thoughtful boy.” Kasunda smiled at grandpa’s kindly remark and sipped some wine. “Grandpa,” “Yes, my boy.” “What is to be done about these crises?” Tunda gulped the wine in his cup. “Good question, child,” he said and then refilled the cup. “We need to start living as a family. We need a new organisation. Let’s call it ‘Ubuntu Organisation’, to bring us more together, to be truly there for each another, which is a great need. “Heunghh, grandpa?” “That you and I are not from Cameroon, for example, should not make us unconcerned about their crisis to propose how to resolve it. For starts, we need an organisation that will pool in intelligence and proposals from individuals around the world. I have a feeling that so many people around the globe would really want to help resolve these many world crises, just that they do not know how. Where there is a crisis, in whatever country, let us focus on it and stretch out ourselves to help out. We shouldn’t wait for so many people to die or for so many things to go wrong before we do something. Let us then act in advance to stem the tide of these crises.” Something struck Kasunda that taking up the solutions to world crises were as easy as that for starts. “Yes, grandpa, this generation can still do something.” He meant every word he uttered. “Yes, my boy.” “Kasunda!” grandma called for him to come and collect their own food. Only then did Tunda feel that he needed to eat. Kasunda dashed out after emptying his cup. “Global Ubuntu,” Tunda murmured to himself. His mind was electrified with possibilities in the fight for normalcy for a crisis-ridden world. He had no solutions, just a plan to call a meeting… Aye Brandon Kiven [email protected]
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