SDC in Zimbabwe
Switzerland started humanitarian operations in Zimbabwe in 2008 responding to a large cholera epidemic by providing emergency aid and logistical support. Zimbabwe is part of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Regional Programme for Southern Africa. Programme focus under the 2018-2022 Cooperation Strategy is on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and employment among young people and the promotion of food security among poor and vulnerable households.
Switzerland has also been working with Zimbabwe’s Government, Parliament, civil society, churches and private sector to promote peace and democracy. Supports has also been provided to the country’s efforts in aligning its laws to the Constitution; dealing with the past; developing capacity in negotiation and mediation and conducting inclusive dialogue among different stakeholders.