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NCCR North-South - Research Partnerships for Sustainable Development

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PAMS Swiss Alps

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Partnership Actions (PAMS) Swiss Alps

Current PAMS Projects

  • “One health”: The potential of closer cooperation between human and animal health in Switzerland
    Duration: January 2011 to present
    Executing Agencies: Swiss TPH, Canton of Ticino, Public Health Schweiz
    Partners: Swiss TPH, CDE
    The concept of “one health” applies a synergistic view to treatment of human and animal health. This means that human and animal diseases are addressed together in order to take account of possible patterns of transmission. This approach been explored in southern Swiss locations (canton Ticino) and is now being adapted to northern Switzerland. The main objectives of this PAMS project are to improve human and animal health as well as the cost-effectiveness of the health sectors. The projects outcomes will be channelled into policy recommendations.

  • Completed PAMS Projects

  • Education and Sensitisation on Sustainable Regional Development in the Swiss Alps: A Teaching and Information Kit
    Duration: July 2009 to September 2010
    Executing Agency: Management Centre World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, Naters
    Partners: CDE
    This project sought to raise public awareness regarding sustainable regional development and its interplay with nature conservation in the Swiss Alps. To this end, an educational resource kit on sustainable regional development – based on scientific evidence – was created and made available to all high school students in Switzerland. Swiss high school teachers and the Swiss UNESCO general secretary described the tool as highly valuable to the region and the school system. The tool is frequently downloaded from the website, which is an indicator of its usefulness.
    Access the free teacher's kit (in German)

  • Contact

    For regional PAMS information:
    Karina Liechti, Regional Coordinator, Swiss Alps

    For general PAMS information:
    Eva Maria Heim, Coordinator of Partnership Actions

    Jungfrau-Aletsch Teacher's Kit

    in the world:

    The NCCR North-South is hosted by the University of Bern
    and funded jointly by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation