Who we are

HELVETAS is an international network of independent affiliate member organisations working in the field of development cooperation and emergency response. As a network, we promote the fundamental rights of individuals and groups and strengthen governments and other duty bearers in their service provision.

The HELVETAS network builds upon six decades of development experience. With 1400 collaborators, it is engaged in more than 30 countries. The affiliated members share a common vision and mission and subscribe to common working principles and policies. The members implement joint development programmes and adhere to a common strategy including defined working approaches and thematic areas of intervention.

Programme Coordination Eastern Europe

  • Matthias Herr

    Co-Team Leader Regional Unit Eastern Europe & South Caucasus / Advisor Financial Sector Development Bern
  • Zenebe B. Uraguchi

    Programme Coordinator Eastern Europe / Senior Advisor Value Chain and Market Development Bern
  • Jens Engeli

    Co-Team Leader Regional Unit Eastern Europe & South Caucasus Bern
  • Valeriya Di Berardino

    Assistant Regional Unit Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia Bern