Biovision Stiftung für ökologische Entwicklung

Organization's name: Biovision Stiftung für ökologische Entwicklung
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
  • German

  • French

  • English

Contacts & Participation:

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Andreas Schriber Head of Organization
Bahar Ozay Others , Designation
Paula J. Daeppen Others , Advancement of Women , Conference Focal Point
Courtney Garrity Others , Designation
Michael Bergöö Sustainable Development (primary)
Nicolas Porchet Others
Frank Eyhorn Sustainable Development (primary) , Head of Organization
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
Hinjat Shamil Others , Designation
Michael Rütimann Sustainable Development (secondary) , Others , Financing for Development , Designation , Sustainable Development (primary)
Andreas Schriber Head of Organization
Barbara Gemmill Herren Others , Designation
David Paul Fritz Others
Stefanie Keller Others
Sébastien Dutruel Others , Committee on NGOs Representative
Michael Brander Wittwer Others
David Lieberson Others , Designation
Michael Bergöö Sustainable Development (primary)
Matija Nuic Others
Azadeh Jassemi Others , Designation
Marlen Schuepbach Others , Designation
Jessica Espey Others , Designation
Dominique Maingot Others , Designation
Daniel Wermus Others , Committee on NGOs Representative , Designation
Andreas Obrecht Sustainable Development (primary)
Konrad Meyer
Mizuki Yamamoto Others , Designation
Alessandra Roversi Designation , Sustainable Development (primary)
Lauren Barredo Others , Designation
Alexandra Pellanda Others , Designation
Michael Brander Wittwer Forests
Andreas Schriber Designation
Bahar Ozay Others , Designation
Martin Herren Committee on NGOs Representative , Sustainable Development (primary)
Martin Herren Others , Conference Focal Point , Quadrennial Report , Committee on NGOs Representative , Designation , Sustainable Development (primary)
Mihir Prakash Others , Designation
Caroline Serre Others
Ariane Götz Others , Designation
Sonja Tschirren
Frank Eyhorn Financing for Development , Committee on NGOs Representative , Designation , Sustainable Development (primary) , Head of Organization
Paula J. Daeppen Others
Marie Helene Schwoob Others , Designation
Charlotte Pavageau Application , Quadrennial Report , Forests , Committee on NGOs Representative , Designation , Sustainable Development (primary)
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:
    • Switzerland
    • Burundi
    • United Republic of Tanzania
    • Uganda
    • Malawi
    • Ethiopia
    • Kenya
    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:
    • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations

    • Grants from Governments

    • Other sources

    • Donations and grants from domestic sources

    • Foreign and international grants

    Funding structure other: Corporate Sponsors

    Main Objective

    Special Event / Application for Consultative Status with ECOSOC