Swisscontact is an independent foundation for international cooperation which promotes economic, social and environmental development and has been operating in Guatemala since 1972. We facilitate the implementation of projects that support a sustainable business environment. The project seeks the economic reintegration of returned migrants.What is SIDA doing in Guatemala's rural areas?
Better job and income opportunities are needed in Guatemala’s rural areas. Sida is supporting We Effect and the Proyecto de Empoderamiento Económico de Mujeres Indígenas Rurales (PODEEIR) project, which has helped more than 7,000 indigenous women in rural areas increase their incomes and improve their access to food.How does Swisscontact support ecosystem actors?
Together with Erin Ouzts and Kevin Asinde, Swisscontact has compiled methods to support ecosystem actors as they reflect on their roles and intentionally build trust within a community.What can we learn from the Guatemalan ice forestry project?
This has enabled the establishment of sustainable forests and the production of Guatemalan plants used in ice forestry. The project is also working on landscape planning, restoration of forest ecosystems and sustainable and economic use of forests. Through Rafael Landívar University, research on climate adaptation is being carried out.