Lighthouse Projects

Lighthouse PSE Projects

1. More Coffee with Less Water

Growing coffee consumes vast quantities of water. In Vietnam water shortages hit the villages surrounding the plantations. The SDC is working with the Vietnamese authorities and Nestlé to encourage local coffee growers to optimize water use.

Vision: Bring water management on the agenda of the Vietnamese coffee sector to ensure long-term sustainable coffee supply through rational water use planning within a clear legal policy framework.

Beneficiaries: 50'000 marginalized and most poor coffee farming households (200'000 people, 10% of Vietnamese coffee farming households)

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2. Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)

Founded in 1999, MMV works with public and private institutions to research and develop new anti-malarial drugs that even the poor can afford. The goal is to reduce the burden of morbidity and mortality in malaria globally, with the main focus to reduce the burden of the poor and vulnerable population.

MMV is currently involved in more than 40 R&D projects from discovery to late-stage development. Until now, four medicines have been registered/ pre-qualified.

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3. Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEFF)

SDC contributed to the modelling of an innovative financing model in pandemic preparedness which potentially allows for significant and fast pay out of funds for a prepared pandemic emergency response. The impact is a potentially massive reduction of loss of lives and economic loss – A model able to effectively stop pandemics from developing to a global threat.

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4. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Promotion in International Cooperation (REPIC)

REPIC platform supports projects in the area of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency which aim at technology and know-how transfer from Switzerland to developing countries. It is a rolling open call targeted at institutions in Switzerland which must have a local partner in the destination country. The projects must have a potential of replication after the REPIC support ends. REPIC supports the project with a maximum of CHF 150,000 and 50% of the cost. A large proportion of supported projects aims at supporting energy access for the poor, with all its benefits for education, health, and communication.

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