The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation ( SDC ) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). Through its SDC office in Kabul, Switzerland has been engaged in development cooperation with Afghanistan for the last 12 years. SDC is funding a program consisting of Humanitarian Aid and Development with a focus on Governance and Livelihood improvement. Gender mainstreaming and Conflict Sensitive Program Management (CSPM) are the two cross-cutting issues (see