Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), in association with Rajshahi University, organised the “Switzerland-Bangladesh Development Fair” in Rajshahi during 2-3 February 2013, to highlight the long-standing development cooperation between Switzerland and Bangladesh.
Swiss Ambassador to Bangladesh H.E Dr. Urs Herren and the Vice Chancellor of the Rajshahi University, Professor Abdus Sobhan, inaugurated the fair on 2 February.
Dr. Derek Mueller, Head of Cooperation, SDC, also attended the inauguration and in his speech he mentioned that Swiss contribution to Bangladesh’s development has been significant in the past years and is most likely to increase in the future.
Katalyst, a SDC co-funded project, shared its activities through the value chain model of the vegetable sector. While visiting the Katalyst stall, Dr. Herren mentioned that it was an innovative and interesting display which will help the visitors to get an idea of Katalyst’s activities in Bangladesh.
More than 30 other development projects funded or co-funded by SDC showcased their activities at the fair. Students, faculty members, partner organisations and staff from other projects came to see the stalls and enjoyed a colourful cultural programme consisting of local music and dance.