After successful traditional development cooperation between India and Switzerland for more than 50 years of excellent partnership, the engagement of SDC in India was reoriented to be part of the Global Programme on Climate Change. Since 2011 the programme of SDC in India is fully integrated with the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi as Climate Change and Development Division. The current portfolio of programmes of the Climate Change and Development Section (CCD), Embassy of Switzerland, includes:
Global Programme on Climate Change
The Global Programme Climate Change is a thematic programme of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) that helps find solutions to global challenges linked to climate change. It engages in global political dialogue and manages specific projects likely to influence regional and international policy. It contributes to safeguard development achievements from negative climate change impacts and reducing or avoiding greenhouse gas emissions without compromising development goals.
Humanitarian Assistance covers issues of common interests between India and Switzerland in the field of disaster response and disaster risk reduction, including the USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) Programme and the pipeline programme on INSARAG certification of the National Disaster Response Force of the National Disaster Management Authority.
Local Governance Initiative (LoGIN)
Local Governance Initiative and Network (LOGIN) is a South and East Asia centric multi-stakeholder network aiming to aid reform agendas that work in favour of greater decentralization and strengthened role of local governments through the exchange of knowledge among members on good practices, relevant experiences and lessons learnt.
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) is the federal government's centre of expertise for all core issues relating to economic policy. Its aim is to ensure sustainable economic growth by putting in place the necessary regulatory and economic policy conditions.