Country Director: Antoine Karam
Established: 1959
Type: Private Foundation
Focus Region: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan
Sectors: Education, Regenerative agriculture, SME support, Labor market insertion


In Lebanon and the surrounding region, Swisscontact invests in assessing development needs in relevant sectors. The organization organizes assessments of the skills and capacities of existing local and national partners with the aim of capitalizing on and amplifying their strengths in specific areas.


We promote inclusive economic, social, and ecological development to make an effective contribution toward sustainable and widespread prosperity in developing and emerging economies. With this objective in mind, we offer the chance to economically and socially disadvantaged people to improve their lives on their own initiative.


We believe that people, even in dire conditions, have the ability and will to act and liberate themselves from the shackles of poverty. However, this is only possible in an enabling environment and level playing field.

We make an effective contribution to improve the framework conditions for sustainable development through the facilitation of access to skills, knowledge, markets, technologies, and financial services.

We believe that balanced private sector and market-driven approaches in the context of an environmentally and socially sustainable market economy offer the best conditions for people to fulfill their potential and make sustainable development possible.

We act responsibly and respect people in their own contexts, societies, and cultures.

We stand for professional quality and high ethical standards in our activities.



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