“We are on the right track with our new programme focus on innovation. The digital economy has future because it opens horizons, opens borders and offers economic perspectives for youth”. This is how SDC General Director Patricia Danzi, describes the new thematic focus of the Cooperation Programme (2021-2024) in the oPt, which commits to create jobs for youth and women by engaging with innovation and digital transformation.
Accompanied by Simon Geissbühler, Head of Peace and Human Rights Division, Patricia Danzi visited a broad array of humanitarian aid and development programs that receive Swiss support through the cooperation office in the West Bank and Gaza. The delegation reiterated the commitment of Switzerland to supporting local efforts for a thriving innovative business sector.