During the workshop launch, the video message from Manuel Sager, Director General of SDC, was highly appreciated by participants. In his message Mr. Sager emphasizes the importance of DDLG within SDC work. Also Mr. Sager addresses SDC employees in the cooperation offices directly:
I would like to address especially our NPOs and implementing partners. You are the backbone of our work in the field. You know the contexts, you know the systems, and you know the people. You have a crucial role in analyzing the needs in our countries of operation, in devising the programs and projects, and in implementing them efficiently and effectively. We value your opinion as highly as we appreciate your technical work.