Biovision Stiftung für ökologische Entwicklung

Organization's name: Biovision Stiftung für ökologische Entwicklung
Organization's acronym: BV
Former Name(s): BioVision- Stiftung für Umwelt und Entwicklung
Headquarters address  
Address: Heinrichstr. 147
8005 Zurich
Phone: +41 44 512 58 58
Fax: +41 44 512 58 59
Web site:

Organization type: Foundation
  • English
  • French

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Martin Herren Others , Committee on NGOs Representative , Quadrennial Report , Sustainable Development (primary) , Designation
Bahar Ozay Others , Designation
Courtney Garrity Others , Designation
Michael Bergöö Sustainable Development (primary)
Paula J. Daeppen Others , Conference Focal Point , Advancement of Women
Nicolas Porchet Others
Frank Eyhorn Head of Organization , Sustainable Development (primary)
Benjamin Graeub Others
James Siermann Others
Matteo Pedercini Others , Designation
Melika Edquist Others , Designation
Juerg Staudenmann Others , Designation
Fabio Leippert Others
David Smith Others , Designation
Gonzalo Fanjul Others , Designation
Hans Rudolf Herren Others , Designation
Ira Matuschke Others , Designation
Tanja Carrillo Sanchez Sustainable Development (primary)
Hinjat Shamil Others , Designation
Alessandra Roversi Sustainable Development (primary) , Designation
Michael Rütimann Sustainable Development (secondary) , Others , Financing for Development , Sustainable Development (primary) , Designation
Andreas Schriber Head of Organization
Barbara Gemmill Herren Others , Designation
David Paul Fritz Others
Léna Alexandra Quéant Public Administration , Others , Social Development , Sustainable Development (primary)
Stefanie Keller Others
Michael Brander Wittwer Others
David Lieberson Others , Designation
Sébastien Dutruel Others , Committee on NGOs Representative
Michael Bergöö Sustainable Development (primary)
Matija Nuic Others
Azadeh Jassemi Others , Designation
Marlen Schuepbach Others , Designation
Jessica Espey Others , Designation
Daniel Wermus Others , Committee on NGOs Representative , Designation
Dominique Maingot Others , Designation
Andreas Obrecht Sustainable Development (primary)
Konrad Meyer
Mizuki Yamamoto Others , Designation
Lauren Barredo Others , Designation
Alexandra Pellanda Others , Designation
Michael Brander Wittwer Forests
Andreas Schriber Designation
Bahar Ozay Others , Designation
Frank Eyhorn Committee on NGOs Representative , Financing for Development , Head of Organization , Sustainable Development (primary) , Designation
Martin Herren Committee on NGOs Representative , Sustainable Development (primary)
John Alejandro Garcia Ulloa Social Development , Forests , Sustainable Development (primary)
Mihir Prakash Others , Designation
Caroline Serre Others
Ariane Götz Others , Designation
Charlotte Pavageau Committee on NGOs Representative , Conference Focal Point , Application , Quadrennial Report , Forests , Sustainable Development (primary) , Designation
Sonja Tschirren
Paula J. Daeppen Others
Marie Helene Schwoob Others , Designation
Natalina Töndury Others , Designation
Leire Pajín Others , Designation


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Extreme poverty
  • Food
  • Information
  • Least Developed Countries
  • Media
  • Science and Technology
  • Sustainable Development
  • Trade and Development
  • Women/gender Equality

Sustainable Development:
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Biotechnology
  • Climate change
  • Desertification and Drought
  • Education
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Gender equality
  • Health
  • Land management
  • Partnerships
  • Poverty
  • Protecting and managing the natural resources
  • Rural Development
  • Science
  • Sustainable development for Africa
  • Sustainable development in a globalizing world
  • Technology
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Trade and environment
Geographic scope: International
Country of activity:
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Switzerland
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Burundi
  • Malawi
  • Uganda
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1998
Year of registration (YYYY): 1998
Organizational structure: Biovision`s highest authority is the Foundation Board with its current members Dr. Hans Rudolf Herren (Foundation President), Dr. Barbara Frei Haller, Mathis Zimmermann, Maya Graf, Prof. em. Dr. Ruedi Baumgartner and Paula Daeppen-Dion. The Foundation Board carries the responsibility for Biovision`s operations. It is responsible for strategic direction, election of the CEO and supervision of the office headquarters. The Foundation Board approves the annual budget and plan, as well as applications for funding. Operative management rests with CEO Frank Eyehorn, who took over for Andreas Schriber. Divisional management is made up of: Loredana Sorg - Programme Coordination, Peter Luethi - Communications and Campaigns, Alexandra Arnold - Finance and Administration, Ueli Würmli – Marketing, Sabine Lerch - Programme Switzerland and Martin Herren - Policy & Advocacy. Biovision employs over 40 people in Switzerland who work predominantly on a part-time basis. Furthermore, Biovision is certified establishment for civilian service. The Foundation also regularly takes on interns who can gather initial work experience in the field of development cooperation, communication and ecology.
Number and type of members: 6 board members and approximately 35 000 supporters which are called "members" but are not members in a legal sense, since it is not legal for a Swiss Foundation to have members. However, for purposes of financial reporting Biovision has a category of donors we call "members". They are in fact just donors with no voting or other membership rights.
Affiliation with NGO networks: • Biovision African Trust • CEAS – Centre Ecologique Albert Schweitzer • SDSN – UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network • CAN – Climate Action Network • CSM (Civil Society Mechanism) at the CFS (Comitee on World Food Security)
Funding structure:
  • Other sources
  • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Grants from Governments
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants
Funding structure other: Corporate Sponsors

Additional Information

Main Objective

Special Event / Application for Consultative Status with ECOSOC