Opening film

Opening speech (de,fr,it,en)

Ignazio Cassis, Federal Councillor, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)

Panel discussion – Better returns, better opportunities: Supporting the seed sector in Chad (fr)

  • Mansour N’Diaye, Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Chad
  • Dominique Guenat, Professor at the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL), Zollikofen
  • Pierre-André Page, Member of the National Council FR
  • Mariane Nguerassem, Farmer from Chad

Keynote speech (fr)

Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Panel discussion – Innovative approaches to urban challenges: South Africa, Switzerland and the World Bank team up (en)

  • Malijeng Ngqaleni, Head Intergovernmental Relations, National Treasury, South Africa
  • Sithole Mbanga, CEO of the South African Cities Network
  • Davorka Shepherd, Head of Economic Cooperation and Development SECO, Embassy of Switzerland in South Africa
  • Andrea Heinzer, Head of Investments at SIFEM, the development finance institution of the Swiss Confederation

Concluding remarks – Megatrends in development cooperation (fr,de)

  • Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, State Secretary, SECO Director
  • Thomas Gass, Ambassador, Head of the South Cooperation Department