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.
Welcome to the 2015 face to face event of the Democratisation, Decentralisation and Local Governance Network (DDLGN) of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). In the coming days this page will give you all the information participants need to be well prepared for this intensive learning journey.