Research sponsored by the NCCR North-South is conducted in partnership between researchers and research institutions in Switzerland and their counterparts in Africa, Asia, Latin America. The activity of the NCCR North-South focuses on 8 regions outside of Switzerland, each with its own Regional Coordination Office.

In order to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience between North and South, the NCCR North-South also sponsors research in the Swiss Alps. The focus of this research is on the interplay between environmental, political, socio-cultural and economic factors in efforts to attain sustainable development.

West Africa

Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Mauretania, Senegal

East Africa

Kenya, Tanzania

Horn of Africa

Ethiopia, Sudan

Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

South Asia

Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan

Southeast Asia

China (Yunnan Province), Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

Central America

Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Venezuela

South America

Argentina, Bolivia, Peru

Swiss Alps