KEK - CDC

We are experts in development in government agencies and non-profit organisations. Our tools are analysis, advice and evaluation.

We work in Switzerland and worldwide. We are convinced that solutions work when people act together and in a participatory way.
 
team  |  Niels Rump

Partner, Agronomist and Biologist

Niels Rump

E-Mail
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Education

Master of Science in Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Master of Science in Agronomy University of Algarve, Portugal
Master of Advanced Studies in Human Systems Engineering, University of Applied Science Western Switzerland   

Working Experience

Africa (Benin, Kenia, Mozambique) Asia (China) South-America (Brazil) Europe (Albania, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary and Portugal). 

Key Qualifications

  • Adult Training:

Training and coaching of trainers, coordination and designing of training programs, e-learning.

  • Facilitation & participative methods:

Training for facilitators with focus on group performance, strategies and methods, coaching and facilitation of large group events, e-facilitation of platforms and webinars.

  • Organisational development:

Consultancy, coaching and expertise, team coaching, traning and coaching for board members and leaders.

  • Rural extension and advisory:

Methodology, designing training concept, training and coaching of advisors.

  • Business Management:

Strategic planning, HR, marketing, trade logistics, quality management (ISO).

  • Project management:

Training and coaching of project managers, outcome mapping and outcome harvesting.

Languages

French, German, English, Portuguese, Spanish

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team  |  Carsten Schulz

Managing Director, Partner, Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator

Carsten Schulz

E-Mail
044 368 58 54

Education

Master of Advanced Studies in Development Cooperation (MAS ETH D&C) at NADEL, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland.
Study of Forest Sciences (M.Sc.) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Areas of Competency

  • Thematic:

Natural Resources Management, Rural Development, Income Generation, Private Sector-Development, Decentralization and Local Governance.

  • Methodic:

Project Management; Facilitation (incl. e-Facilitation); Planning, support and evaluation of projects; Coaching, Counselling and Organizational Development.

Working Experience

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Lebanon, Mongolia, Mozambique, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Panama, Romania, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Key Qualifications

  • Project Management:

Proven management and leadership experience of managing projects in complex and intercultural situations, using a multi-stakeholder approach.

  • Facilitation:

Extensive experiences in workshop facilitation (face to face events, conferences up to 200 participants). Facilitation of e-discussions and animation of online networks.

Coaching, counseling and organizational development to organizations, project teams and individuals – including facilitation of team retreats and individual leadership coaching.

  • Knowledge Management:

Guiding knowledge sharing and learning processes; support and backstopping to thematic networks as well as to project teams and individuals. Capitalization of project experiences and results.

  • Training:

Conceptualizing, planning and conducting training courses (in an intercultural environment). Topics include all issues in the above mentioned competences as well as project cycle management, monitoring & evaluation.
Private Sector Development in rural development as well as natural resources management. Conceptualizing, planning and managing projects and programs using approaches such as value chain development or market systems development (e.g. M4P).

Languages

German, English, Portuguese, Spanish

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team  |  Dragana Matic

Administration, accounting

Dragana Matic

E-Mail
044 368 58 52

Fields of activity

Administration, accounting

Working experience

USA, Canada

Languages

German, English, Serbian

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team  |  Magali Bernard

Partner, MSc

Magali Bernard

E-Mail
044 368 58 50

Education

MSc., School of Criminal Sciences, University of Lausanne
Diploma of Advanced Studies in Evaluation, University of Berne

Working Experience

Several years of working experience in multicultural, multidisciplinary and complex environments, on bilateral and multilateral cooperation programmes, in various countries and regions:
Africa (Benin, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa), Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania), Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Switzerland

Area of Competency

  • Thematic areas:
Justice, Security, Rule of law, Human rights, Forensic sciences, Migration and Social integration.
  • Services:
Advisory services to public administration at national and local levels as well as to non-profit organisations, multilateral and bilateral agencies active in development cooperation, in particular:
institutional and capacity assessment; project / programme design and management; strategic planning and strategy development; evaluation of projects, programmes, public policies, strategies and institutions; mentoring institutions on quality assurance; facilitation of workshops and experts group meetings.

Languages

French, English, German
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team  |  Raphaela Kübler

Consultant, MA International Relations

Raphaela Kübler

E-Mail
044 368 58 51

Education

MA in International Relations, Graduate Institute Geneva
BA in Political Economy, University of Lucerne

Abroad

South Africa, Zambia, Hong Kong

Languages

German, English, French
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team  |  Daniel Wegmann

Business economist (freelancer)

Daniel Wegmann


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team  |  Dieter Zürcher

Partner, M. A. in Geography

Dieter Zürcher

E-Mail
044 368 58 55

Education

Licentiate in Geography at University of Zurich.

Areas of Competency

Knowledge Management, Organisation performance, Economic transformation, Rural development and income generation, Decentralisation and local governance, Migration, Sustainable development

Working Experience

Albania, Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, China, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Tansania, Vietnam

Key Qualifications

Participatory conceptualisation of development cooperation projects and programmes with logical framework and result based management concepts, Project and programme management in an interdisciplinary environment, Evaluation and impact assessment of various projects and programmes for public authorities as well as NGOs quality management in development cooperation, Design and implementation of applied research projects, Moderation of groups and organisational development processes, Conceptualisation and delivery of various training courses (in Switzerland, developing and transition countries)

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French

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15.03.2024

New address KEK - CDC


Since mid-March, we are in our new premises at Gerechtigkeitsgasse 20 in 8001 Zurich (near Selnau railway station)!

We are looking forward to sharing offices partnership with econcept AG. KEK - CDC will continue to offer its services in the areas of analysis, consulting and evaluation.
 

Carsten Schulz
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15.03.2024
New address KEK - CDC
Since March 2024 in new premises - still in Zurich and Pully
 

01.01.2024

New Managing Director of KEK-CDC AG


Carsten Schulz will thus assume the role of Managing Director of the company from 1 January 2024. We congratulate Carsten Schulz on his election and wish him every success in the performance of his duties.

The partnership would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Kathrin Frey and Mr Roman Troxler for their work on the Management Board over the past few years. We wish them much fulfilment and success in their future endeavours.

Carsten Schulz
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01.01.2024
New Managing Director of KEK-CDC AG
At its last meeting in 2023, the partnership unanimously elected Carsten Schulz as Chairman of the Board of Directors of KEK-CDC AG.


 

04.12.2023

Unveiling the Insights: The Results of the Evaluation of Fastenaktion’s Country Programme in Kenya Have Been Published


Fastenaktion is a church-based organization that has been advocating for global solidarity and justice for over 60 years, implementing various projects in the Global South. In Kenya, the country programme focuses on the 'Right to Food' with the core themes Agroecology, Savings Groups, and Peace. Fastenaktion also supports a carbon emission reduction project by providing fuel-saving stoves. The target groups are vulnerable small-farmer households, mainly women, in areas suitable for agro-ecological measures.

KEK – CDC was mandated with the evaluation of the country programme in Kenya as part of its broader engagement in the institutional evaluation of Fastenaktion. To fulfil its task, KEK – CDC applied a multi-method approach consisting of a document review, various workshops, semi-structured interviews, focus groups on different topics and field visits. The evaluation conducted by KEK – CDC shows, that the country programme in Kenya is highly relevant for poverty reduction in rural areas through improved agro-ecological practices and establishment of a solidarity group. Overall, the programme has overachieved its 2022 targets. Fastenaktion and its local partners not only managed to improve agro-ecological skills of female farmers in poor regions, but also enhanced social competencies including strengthening common work, gender equality and conflict mitigation. The carbon project has led to the construction of an impressive number of stoves. Hence, the programme managed to reduce the firewood demand and carbon emissions. Despite its great success, the country programme faces challenges mainly from natural catastrophes (floods and droughts) and conflicts between settlers and pastoralists. Finally, KEK - CDC highlighted 18 specific recommendations for Fastenaktion to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the country programme in Kenya.

KEK – CDC  is pleased to share  the analysis which will contribute to the future development of the country programme, as you can see here. You can find the executive summary of the evaluation here. For more information on the institutional evaluation of Fastenaktion, you can find more information here.

Dieter Zürcher
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04.12.2023
Unveiling the Insights: The Results of the Evaluation of Fastenaktion’s Country Programme in Kenya Have Been Published
Fastenaktion is a church-based organization that has been advocating for global solidarity and justice for over 60 years, implementing various projects in the Global South. In Kenya, the country programme focuses on the 'Right to Food' with the core themes Agroecology, Savings Groups, and Peace. KEK – CDC was mandated with the evaluation of the country programme in Kenya as part of its broader engagement in the institutional evaluation of Fastenaktion.
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26.09.2023

Based on KEK - CDC evaluation’s recommendations, the Intercultural Cities Programme of the Council of Europe sets up a new Advisory Group


The evaluation of the Intercultural Cities (ICC) Programme, conducted by KEK – CDC and Roderick Ackermann, has paved the way for strategic and operational improvements. The outcome of this evaluation has prompted the ICC Team to take concrete steps in line with one of the primary recommendations (Link to the ICC’s management response): the establishment of an Advisory Group. In August 2023, the newly formed Advisory Group convened its inaugural meeting to deliberate on the initial set of evaluation recommendations. The discussions held during this session are expected to continue in the next scheduled meeting in November. The Advisory Group is poised to serve as a crucial conduit for strategic and operational counsel, thereby empowering member cities with a more influential role in the program's governance.

 For more information about the ICC Programme and the evaluation, please click here.

Magali Bernard
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26.09.2023
Based on KEK - CDC evaluation’s recommendations, the Intercultural Cities Programme of the Council of Europe sets up a new Advisory Group
The evaluation of the Intercultural Cities (ICC) Programme, conducted by KEK – CDC and Roderick Ackermann, has paved the way for strategic and operational improvements. The outcome of this evaluation has promted the ICC Team to take concrete steps.

08.09.2023

Since 1983: KEK – CDC celebrates 40 years!


In June 1983, KEK–CDC was registered as an AG in the Zurich Commercial Register. This month we celebrated this birthday with former colleagues, partners and clients at the Amboss Rampe in Zurich. Many thanks to all who celebrated with us and to Joel Perrin for the poetic interjections.
We look forward to continuing to work together with our clients on effective solutions of the highest quality.
 

Dr. Kathrin Frey
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08.09.2023
Since 1983: KEK – CDC celebrates 40 years!
In June 1983, KEK–CDC was registered as an AG in the Zurich Commercial Register.

08.02.2023

The results of the evaluation of Infodrog's impact network have been published


The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) operates the Swiss coordination and expert office for addiction "Infodrog", which supports the FOPH in the area of the Narcotics Law (Betäubungsmittelgesetz BetmG) and in the implementation of the National Strategy on Addiction. KEK - CDC evaluated the impact network of Infodrog in 2022 on behalf of the FOPH. The results are now live.

The evaluation found that Infodrog makes a significant contribution to the four overarching goals of the National Strategy on Addiction. Infodrog systematically focuses on cooperation and networking and generates synergies. The offers that Infodrog creates with central actors from the field are known to the addiction and prevention professionals surveyed, and they find them relevant and useful. The evaluation identified a need for optimization in the strategic orientation of Infodrog's services, in the strategic cooperation between the major partner organizations and in innovation, especially in the area of harm reduction and risk minimization. The evaluation team formulated nine recommendations on how these optimization needs could be addressed.

The final report in German, as well as an executive summary in German, French and Italian, can be found on our website.

Dr. Kathrin Frey
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08.02.2023
The results of the evaluation of Infodrog's impact network have been published
The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) operates the Swiss coordination and expert office for addiction "Infodrog", which supports the FOPH in the area of the Narcotics Law (Betäubungsmittelgesetz BetmG) and in the implementation of the National Strategy on Addiction. KEK - CDC evaluated the impact network of Infodrog in 2022 on behalf of the FOPH. The results are now live.

29.11.2022

Presentation of the evaluation results of the Council of Europe’s Intercultural Cities programme


The Intercultural Cities (ICC) programme was launched by the Council of Europe in 2008. It is a capacity-building programme that aims to support public authorities (mainly cities, but also regional and / or state authorities) across Europe and beyond to devise integration and diversity management strategies. As of mid-2022 the programme includes 156 member cities in 35 countries. Every year, the ICC coordinators gather to take stock of achievements, discuss potential challenges and solutions, and prepare implementation for the following year.

At their 2022 meeting in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Magali Bernard and Roderick Ackermann were invited to present the results and recommendations from their independent evaluation of the programme. The evaluation’s main aim was to assess the ICC programme’s services and tools and to support the ICC Unit with reprioritisation of its work in view of the continuing increase in the number of member cities, the evolving integration challenges they face, and limitations on the resources available to the ICC Unit. An interactive session on selected recommendations led to fruitful and constructive exchanges among the participants and with the ICC Unit.  

You can find our other mandates under the tab Evaluation on our website.

Magali Bernard
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29.11.2022
Presentation of the evaluation results of the Council of Europe’s Intercultural Cities programme
KEK – CDC and Roderick Ackermann presented the results and recommendations from their independent evaluation of the Intercultural Cities (ICC) programme at the annual meeting of the ICC coordinators in Italy in November 2022.

18.10.2022

Moderation of a participatory strategic development process for GIZ in Senegal


Optimising processes to strengthen the key role of the Regional Labour and Social Security Inspectorates (IRTSS) in Senegal's socio-economic development was the mission entrusted to KEK – CDC as part of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) project Ensemble vers la Réforme du Travail (Together towards Labour Reform).

During the workshops in Saly, Senegal, from 30 September to 3 October 2022, Niels Rump and Partrick Bougueliane accompanied the heads of the IRTSS departments and the General Management in a co-development process. The sixteen regional inspectors and several members of the General Management worked out together concrete action plans for this strategic issue and a roadmap for their implementation. Based on the observations made by the KEK – CDC consultants during the visits to the IRTSS, the participants were able to validate an initial diagnosis and define priorities. A selection of proven organisational development methods and some brief theoretical inputs helped to achieve the objectives in an efficient way.

With a firm grounding in participatory methods, this process resulted in a very high level of commitment from the participants and the formal involvement of the General Management. You can find our other mandates under the tab Development of organisations, strategies and projects on our website.

Niels Rump
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18.10.2022
Moderation of a participatory strategic development process for GIZ in Senegal
As part of the GIZ project "Together towards Labour Reform" and to optimise the processes of the Regional Labour and Social Security Inspectorates in Senegal, KEK - CDC moderated a 4-day workshop with regional inspectors and members of the General Management to co-create a concrete action plan and a roadmap for its implementation.

07.09.2022

KEK – CDC at the SEVAL congress 2022


After attending the SEVAL Congress in early September 2022, our team left with one main message: knowing and understanding the strengths and limitations of qualitative and quantitative methods is essential to capitalize on their complementarity and to adequately answer the evaluation questions.

The congress also offered our team an opportunity to exchange with evaluation professionals working all over Switzerland. KEK-CDC looks forward to future activities in the SEVAL working groups and our consultants are already excited for next year’s edition.

Have a look at our evaluations under our services.

Magali Bernard
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07.09.2022
KEK – CDC at the SEVAL congress 2022
Our team took away an important message from the SEVAL Congress 2022 that will strengthen our evaluations.

19.05.2022

Study tour of the Swiss dual vocational education (VET) system


In April 2022 and May 2022, KEK-CDC organised a study tour for two Albanian delegations working for Swisscontact’s Skills4Jobs project to discover the Swiss dual vocational education (VET) system. During the study tour, the participants visited important actors in the field of VET, such as schools, companies, and professional associations, and learned how they work together to educate young people and equip them with the skills they need for the job market. They also saw the social responsibility the actors had towards Switzerland’s youth and the quality of their education, one of the many elements that make up the country’s successful VET system.

The main takeaways from the study tour were that:
> an alignment and clarity of purpose throughout the actors regarding the framework and the goals of the VET system is essential
> using a participatory approach when defining an occupation and developing training standards plays an important role in the sustainability of the system
> synergies and regular coordination between the private sector, the schools and the state are one of the pillars of the Swiss system and helps to create to a strong VET culture

We look forward to seeing how this experience shapes the implementation of the Skills4Jobs project in Albania and thank all the actors for their warm welcome.

Roman Troxler
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19.05.2022
Study tour of the Swiss dual vocational education (VET) system
In spring 2022, KEK-CDC organised a study tour for two Albanian delegations to discover the Swiss dual vocational education (VET) system. The participants visited important actors in the field of VET, such as schools, companies, and professional associations, and learned how they work together to educate young people and equip them with the skills they need for the job market.
What were the participants’ main takeaways and how will this experience shape the implementation of their project in Albania?

18.02.2022

Independent Evaluation of the New Regional Policy 2016-2023 [in German]


Wo steht die Neue Regionalpolitik des Bundes? Ist sie relevant und wirksam? Und vor allem: welche Empfehlungen lassen sich aus dem bisher Erreichten für die Zukunft ableiten?

Diese Fragen untersuchte KEK-CDC in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institut für Systemisches Management und Public Governance der Universität St. Gallen im Auftrag des Staatssekretariates für Wirtschaft (SECO).

Die Neue Regionalpolitik (NRP) hat zum Ziel, die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der strukturschwachen Regionen zu stärken. Sie wurde 2008 als Verbundaufgabe zwischen Bund und Kantonen lanciert. Zurzeit wird das zweite Mehrjahresprogramm 2016-2023 umgesetzt.

Die Evaluation kommt zum Schluss, dass die NRP ihren Zweck erfüllt und Wirkung erzielt. Durch die Mobilisierung von Akteuren und Investitionen für periphere Regionen werden die Innovationsfähigkeit und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit gestärkt.

Die Erkenntnisse aus der Evaluation unter der Leitung von Dr. Kathrin Frey und Dieter Zürcher wurden in Kooperation mit der Agentur Sags GmbH in Form einer Webseite aufbereitet.

Schauen Sie den Kommentar von Eric Jakob, Botschafter, Leiter der Direktion für Standortförderung des SECO, hören Sie den Kurzbericht in der Audiofassung oder lesen Sie die Erkenntnisse des Gesamtberichts.

Dieter Zürcher
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18.02.2022
Independent Evaluation of the New Regional Policy 2016-2023 [in German]
Wo steht die Neue Regionalpolitik des Bundes? Ist sie relevant und wirksam? Und vor allem: welche Empfehlungen lassen sich aus dem bisher Erreichten für die Zukunft ableiten?
Diese Fragen untersuchte KEK-CDC in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institut für Systemisches Management und Public Governance der Universität St. Gallen im Auftrag des Staatssekretariates für Wirtschaft (SECO).

03.02.2022

Publication : Advocacy - The socio-political work of non-profit organisations and foundations [in German]


Welche Rolle haben Förderstiftungen und Nonprofit-Organisationen (NPO) in der Politik, und wie kann Advocacy-Arbeit deren Zielerreichung unterstützen? Was könnte eine Advocacy-Strategie beinhalten und wie könnte deren Konzipierung und Umsetzung aussehen? Welche Erfahrungen hat man in der Praxis schon gesammelt und was kann man daraus lernen?

In dieser Publikation wertet Dr. Kathrin Frey die Erkenntnisse aus, die KEK – CDC im Rahmen der Evaluation der «Politik der frühen Kindheit» im Auftrag der Jacobs Foundations gewonnen hat. Anhand dieses Fallbeispiels werden die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Advocacy-Arbeit anschaulich dargestellt.

Die Publikation entstand in Zusammenarbeit mit Robert Schmuki von Con·Sense Philanthropy Consulting. Sie gliedert sich in vier Teile und stellt den Begriff «Advocacy», die Bedeutung von Advocacy-Arbeit in der Schweiz, die Advocacy-Strategie «Politik der frühen Kindheit» und Folgerungen für die Advocacy Arbeit von NPO dar.

Die praxisbezogene Forschung ist Teil der Publikationsreihe CEPS Forschung und Praxis des Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) der Universität Basel.

Sie finden die Publikation hier.​​​​​​​

Dr. Kathrin Frey
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03.02.2022
Publication : Advocacy - The socio-political work of non-profit organisations and foundations [in German]
Wie wichtig ist Advocacy-Arbeit für Förderstiftungen und Nonprofit-Organisationen, und was zeichnet erfolgreiche Advocacy-Strategien aus?  Anhand eines Fallbeispiels zur «Politik der frühen Kindheit» der Jacobs Foundation untersuchten Dr. Kathrin Frey und Robert Schmuki die gesellschaftspolitische Arbeit von Förderstiftungen und Nonprofit-Organisationen.

11.11.2021

KEK – CDC featured in RECONOMY podcast series


Roman talks about his experience supporting programmes with CBA, explains why projects should prioritize them and describes how important it is to see CBA as a continuous process embedded in the project’s existing monitoring system.

Go listen to the full episode to hear the panel explore the question of whether the invested money is worth the outcome achieved as Market Systems Development projects. Thank you RECONOMY team for this insightful exchange.

Roman Troxler
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11.11.2021
KEK – CDC featured in RECONOMY podcast series
Last month, our co-managing director Roman Troxler was invited to share his insight on Cost-Benefit Analyses (CBA) in Market Systems Development Projects on RECONOMY’s Inclusive Plug Podcast along with two economic development experts of HELVETAS.

29.01.2021

Evaluation of the New Regional Policy


SECO has commissioned KEK-CDC in cooperation with the Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance of the University of St.Gallen and the communication agency sags with the independent evaluation of the multi-year program NRP 2016-2023. The evaluation will be implemented in the 1st half of 2021 using a diverse methodological approach.
 

Dieter Zürcher
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29.01.2021
Evaluation of the New Regional Policy
The New Regional Policy (NRP) of the Swiss Confederation, which has been in place since 2008, pursues the goal of supporting mountain regions, other rural areas and border regions in their regional economic development.

26.05.2019

Evaluation of the national dementia strategy on SRF



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26.05.2019
Evaluation of the national dementia strategy on SRF
KEK - CDC, together with the B,S,S. office, has evaluated the National Dementia Strategy.  The health magazine Puls has now reported on the results.

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Swiss Embassy Kyiv on behalf of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC

Evaluation of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Ukraine 2015-2019

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From 2015 - 2018, the Swiss Embassy in Kyiv was involved in the implementation of more than 100 projects as Switzerland’s support to the transition in Ukraine with an estimated budget of 142 Mio CHF. 

KEK - CDC was entrusted by the Swiss Embassy in Kyiv to evaluate the Swiss Cooperation Strategy for Ukraine 2015-2019, jointly prepared by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Human Security Division. 

KEK - CDC together with two peers from SDC and SECO and supported by a national consultant conducted this evaluation with the aim, to assess the strategic orientation of the Swiss involvement in Ukraine in all areas of intervention.  

The evaluation included concrete recommendations for the new strategy 2020 – 2023 of the Swiss Confederation in Ukraine and has been published with a Management Response by the involved Federal Offices. 

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team  |  Carsten Schulz

Managing Director, Partner, Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator

Carsten Schulz

E-Mail
044 368 58 54

Education

Master of Advanced Studies in Development Cooperation (MAS ETH D&C) at NADEL, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland.
Study of Forest Sciences (M.Sc.) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Areas of Competency

  • Thematic:

Natural Resources Management, Rural Development, Income Generation, Private Sector-Development, Decentralization and Local Governance.

  • Methodic:

Project Management; Facilitation (incl. e-Facilitation); Planning, support and evaluation of projects; Coaching, Counselling and Organizational Development.

Working Experience

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Lebanon, Mongolia, Mozambique, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Panama, Romania, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Key Qualifications

  • Project Management:

Proven management and leadership experience of managing projects in complex and intercultural situations, using a multi-stakeholder approach.

  • Facilitation:

Extensive experiences in workshop facilitation (face to face events, conferences up to 200 participants). Facilitation of e-discussions and animation of online networks.

Coaching, counseling and organizational development to organizations, project teams and individuals – including facilitation of team retreats and individual leadership coaching.

  • Knowledge Management:

Guiding knowledge sharing and learning processes; support and backstopping to thematic networks as well as to project teams and individuals. Capitalization of project experiences and results.

  • Training:

Conceptualizing, planning and conducting training courses (in an intercultural environment). Topics include all issues in the above mentioned competences as well as project cycle management, monitoring & evaluation.
Private Sector Development in rural development as well as natural resources management. Conceptualizing, planning and managing projects and programs using approaches such as value chain development or market systems development (e.g. M4P).

Languages

German, English, Portuguese, Spanish

Carsten Schulz
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SDC
Evaluation of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Ukraine 2015-2019
From 2015 - 2018, the Swiss Embassy in Kyiv was involved in the implementation of more than 100 projects as Switzerland’s support to the transition in Ukraine with an estimated budget of 142 Mio CHF. 
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 2019
Zahlreiche europäische Staaten stehen bei der Bewältigung der Migrationsbewegungen vor grossen Herausforderungen.  

Der 2. Erweiterungsbeitrag der Schweiz für die Neuen EU-Mitgliedstaaten beinhaltet einen Rahmenkredit «Migration», welcher dazu beitragen soll, das Migrationsmanagement in ausgewählten EU-Mitgliedstaaten zu stärken. Das Staatssekretariat für Migration SEM hat KEK-CDC damit beauftragt, das interne Projektteam zu coachen, damit für die Umsetzung des Rahmenkredits geeignete Strukturen und Abläufe geschaffen sind.  

KEK - CDC hat das SEM durch den Aufbau einer internen Projektstruktur für die Verwaltung des künftigen Rahmenkredits unterstützt. Das Coaching befähigte das SEM, die Prozesse, Kriterien und Instrumente für die Umsetzung des Kredits klar zu strukturieren und mögliche Probleme im Programmzyklus zu identifizieren und im Reglement mit Gegenmassnahmen zu beheben oder mindestens abzufedern. 
team  |  Dieter Zürcher

Partner, M. A. in Geography

Dieter Zürcher

E-Mail
044 368 58 55

Education

Licentiate in Geography at University of Zurich.

Areas of Competency

Knowledge Management, Organisation performance, Economic transformation, Rural development and income generation, Decentralisation and local governance, Migration, Sustainable development

Working Experience

Albania, Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, China, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Tansania, Vietnam

Key Qualifications

Participatory conceptualisation of development cooperation projects and programmes with logical framework and result based management concepts, Project and programme management in an interdisciplinary environment, Evaluation and impact assessment of various projects and programmes for public authorities as well as NGOs quality management in development cooperation, Design and implementation of applied research projects, Moderation of groups and organisational development processes, Conceptualisation and delivery of various training courses (in Switzerland, developing and transition countries)

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French

Dieter Zürcher
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team  |  Carsten Schulz

Managing Director, Partner, Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator

Carsten Schulz

E-Mail
044 368 58 54

Education

Master of Advanced Studies in Development Cooperation (MAS ETH D&C) at NADEL, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland.
Study of Forest Sciences (M.Sc.) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Areas of Competency

  • Thematic:

Natural Resources Management, Rural Development, Income Generation, Private Sector-Development, Decentralization and Local Governance.

  • Methodic:

Project Management; Facilitation (incl. e-Facilitation); Planning, support and evaluation of projects; Coaching, Counselling and Organizational Development.

Working Experience

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Lebanon, Mongolia, Mozambique, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Panama, Romania, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Key Qualifications

  • Project Management:

Proven management and leadership experience of managing projects in complex and intercultural situations, using a multi-stakeholder approach.

  • Facilitation:

Extensive experiences in workshop facilitation (face to face events, conferences up to 200 participants). Facilitation of e-discussions and animation of online networks.

Coaching, counseling and organizational development to organizations, project teams and individuals – including facilitation of team retreats and individual leadership coaching.

  • Knowledge Management:

Guiding knowledge sharing and learning processes; support and backstopping to thematic networks as well as to project teams and individuals. Capitalization of project experiences and results.

  • Training:

Conceptualizing, planning and conducting training courses (in an intercultural environment). Topics include all issues in the above mentioned competences as well as project cycle management, monitoring & evaluation.
Private Sector Development in rural development as well as natural resources management. Conceptualizing, planning and managing projects and programs using approaches such as value chain development or market systems development (e.g. M4P).

Languages

German, English, Portuguese, Spanish

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Coaching zum Aufbau einer Struktur zum Rahmenkredit «Migration»
Zahlreiche europäische Staaten stehen bei der Bewältigung der Migrationsbewegungen vor grossen Herausforderungen.  
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