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30th Anniversary of Skat !

30 years ago, 1978, SKAT, the Swiss Centre for Appropriate Technology, was founded as a documentation centre at the Institute for Latin America Research and Development Cooperation, University of St.Gallen.

Initially, SKAT was an association with its members being the Swiss NGOs working in development cooperation. In 1998, the members requested the management to transform the organisation into a shareholding company. With its new legal form, the environment in which Skat operates has changed and also activities have evolved to meet the new requirements. However, Skat’s overall objectives are still the same: Serve those who are in need of assistance and provide technical support to improve their living conditions.

We take this opportunity to convey our sincere thanks to friends and partners who have been and will continue to be supportive in our endeavour to achieve this goal.