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GIUZ alumna is the new SDC director general

The Federal Council appointed GIUZ alumna Patricia Danzi as the new director general of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). She took up her post on 1 May 2020.

Patrizia Danzi

Patricia Danzi holds - among others - a degree in geography from the University of Zurich, and carried out postgraduate research in development studies at the University of Geneva. Since 1996 she has worked for the ICRC, initially as a delegate in Africa, South America and the Balkans.


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