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Leave no one behind - Harvesting first experiences​​

Online event, 16 October 2020

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) launched a Guidance on LNOB in 2019 to provide support to its staff and partner organisations on how to implement this central pledge of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind. Around the same time, it also launched its new Guidance for Engagement with Swiss NGOs​, including a reformed system of program contributions, with the 2030 Agenda ​and LNOB placed at its heart.​

What have we achieved so far?

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October) marks a great opportunity for the SDC and its partners to reflect and exchange on the application of this pledge to leave no one behind one year after the adoption of the SDC Guidance. ​

The SDC invites two of its partner organisations to this online event, Fastenopfer and Kooperationsgemeinschaft (KoGe), to share their experiences on LNOB. Fastenopfer will provide an insight into their Solidarity Groups approach that focuses on building strong and cohesive societies by providing community-based safety nets to the most vulnerable. The recently created umbrella organisation Kooperationsgemeinschaft (KoGe), will present its approach of developing a results framework that incorporates the concept of leaving no one behind into its programming. Both presentations will be followed by a Q&A session to allow for a learning-oriented discussion and reflection on the experiences made and the way forward.

This event is addressed to staff from the SDC head office and field offices, Swiss NGOs receiving SDC programme contributions and everyone interested to learn about LNOB. The session will be held in English.​ It will be moderated by Stephanie Guha and Antonia Does.

Tentative Programme

10 am


Thomas Gass, Ambassador, Assistant Director General, Head of South Cooperation Department, SDC ​

10.15 am

Sharing and discussing experiences by Fastenopfer 

Presentation of the project evaluation: ‘How to fix a leaky Bucket’ by Fastenopfer

11 am

Sharing and discussing experiences of the Kooperationsgemeinscha​ft (KoGe)

Presentation of the recently established umbrella organisation KoGe, including nine Swiss NGOs working along SDG 16+​

11.45 am


Stephanie Guha, focal point Poverty Reduction/LNOB, SDC
Frédéric Noirjean, deputy head, Institutional Partnerships Division, SDC



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Date and time

Friday 16 October 2020

10 to 12h CET

How to join

Please register by sending an email to dezaqualitaetssicherung@eda.admin.ch by ​October 12th, 2020

You will then receive a calendar invitation with the link to Skype for Business.​