Team-Nicole Stejskal

CO-Director since 2012. Responsible for projects in Africa.

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Works for CO-OPERAID since 2005. Responsibe for projects in Asia.

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Team-Tom Hofer

Head of Fundraising since 2017.

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Team-Sonja Lanz

Works for CO-OPERAID since 2015.

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Fausta Borsani

President since 2013. Expert in Corporate Responsibility.

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Dusan Milakovic

Vice-President since 2018. Responsible for vocational training of a Swiss Business Group.

Christa Stahel

Board-Member since 1999. Freelance Journalist.


Sonja Sutter

Board-Member since 2016. CSR & Sustainability Consulting.

Dorothea Bergler

Board-Member since 2016. Social Manager.

Cindy Jandl

Board-Member since 2018. Development aid worker.


Ignaz Rieser

Project Manager for Kenya.


Graphic Design

Christoph Dill 1

Photography (e.g. Kenya, events etc.)

Nick Bell

Translation (English / German)

Rose Galey

Translation (English / German)

Oliver Zulliger

Social Media

Beatrice Vetter

Public Relations and events


Public Relations



Petra Grossmann

Public Relations and events

Portraitfoto Patrizia Syz







Fundraising for the Tessin and Italy

Local partner organisations

Jean Christabel Asipkwe, Direktorin CEFORD

Jean Christabel Asipkwe, Director CEFORD, Uganda


Moung Moung Shing, Direktor Humanitarian Foundation, Bangladesch

Moung Moung Shing, Director Humanitarian Foundation (HF), Bangladesch

Dr. Khun Leang Hak, Direktor SOFDEC, Kambodscha

Khun Leang Hak, Director SOFDEC, Kambodscha

Phou Khounphia, Direktor CoDA, Laos

Phou Khounphia, Director CoDA, Laos


CEFORD, Uganda

Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD) was founded in 2000 as a national registered Non-Profit-Organisation. CEFORD is active in eight districts of the West Nile in Uganda. The focus areas include:

  • Primary Education
  • Community Development
  • Community health
  • Agriculture
  • Organizational development for local NGOs and CBOs

Team SOFDEC Kambodscha

COOPERAID’s partner organisation SOFDEC was founded and registered in October 2006 as an independent Cambodian NGO. SOFDEC’s aim is to improve the livelihood of the residents of the rural areas around Kampong Chhnang through income generating activities (IGAs), environmentally friendly agricultural methods, microfinance, development of personal resources, and the sustainable use of natural resources. The participation of local communities is crucial.

team coda, laos

CoDA is officially licenced since 2013, but was active as a local civil organization before (under the name Lao Development and Cooperation Association, LADCA). CoDA’s members are composed of former staff from Handicap International France. The organization is legally registered as a Non Profit Association of Laos (NPA) with the license No. 690 issued by MoHA. CoDA’s members are composed of former staff from Handicap International France.

CoDA’s vision is to empower vulnerable communities in Laos for attaining a prosperous and happy life through sustainable and gender participatory development. Therefore primary beneficiaries are farmers in rural and remote areas with lacking opportunities to access information and basic need of infrastructure.

HF, Bangladesch

Humanitarian Foundation (HF) is an indigenous development organisation established in 1999, after university graduation of the founders, among them Mr. Moung Moung Shing and Mr. Amar Shanti Chakma. HF was formed to empower the poor particularly the indigenous peoples for self-reliance, oppose discrimination and exploitation in their life from the perspective of land, culture, heritage and rights of identity. Since its inception, HF has been implementing different kind of development activities for the social and economic development of the poor people in the sub-districts Thanchi and Bandarban Sadar. The organisational vision of HF is a just and compassionate world, free from oppression, hunger and poverty, where every person irrespective of race, colour and creed lives in peace and dignity.

Team Child Rescue Kenya

Child Rescue Kenya (CRK) is a community based organisation, registered in Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya in 2011. CRK Kenya is a non-profit NGO. In 1988, the first organisation was established as a division of the International Childcare Trust (ICT), later becoming a local NGO of the same. In 2003 the NGO changed its name to Child Rescue Kenya and moved away from its traditional role of 'charity' to development facilitator. CRK supports youth since then with social services, guidance and financial support. CRK is registered with the Department of Social Services in Kenya and the projects are registered with the Ministry of Gender and Children Affairs.