The Secretariat was appointed by the members of the Donor Committee. The mandate for the secretariat is with Swisscontact.

The Secretariat is run by the head of the Secretariat and three collaborators. They are working closely with a pool of experts.

Field of Activities

The Secretariat coordinates and supports the activities of the Donor Committee. Its main tasks include the positioning of the topic of dual VET in development cooperation, ensuring an effective knowledge management and networking. The Secretariat is the official contact point for enquiries to the Donor Committee.

Contact Details

DC dVET Secretariat  

c/o Swisscontact

Hardturmstrasse 134
CH-8005 Zürich
Telefon: +41 44 454 17 07


Our Team

Ingrid Portenkirchner
Ingrid PortenkirchnerHead / Lead Capacity Building & Networking
Phone: +41 44 454 17 17
E-Mail: ingrid.portenkirchner@…
Katharina Jaik
Katharina JaikDeputy Head / Lead Thematic Expertise
Phone: +41 44 454 17 38
E-Mail: katharina.jaik@…
Sibylle Schmutz
Sibylle Schmutz Collaborator / Co-Lead Communication & Monitoring
Phone: +41 44 454 17 07
E-Mail: sibylle.schmutz@…
Lisa Pesendorfer
Lisa PesendorferCollaborator / Co-Lead Communication & Monitoring
Phone: +41 44 454 17 17
E-Mail: lisa.pesendorfer@…