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Johnson & Johnson joins Capacity’s Access Programme
Johnson & Johnson demonstrates its commitment to an inclusive community as a corporate partner of the Capacity Access programme

Zürisee-Zeitung – “Capacity offers initial help. Their commitment is to people displaced” – 10 April 2022 (German)
Chris Gopsill and Isabel Brücher of Capacity are dedicated to the integration of refugees and migrants. Now they are planning a programme for Ukrainians

CAPACITY featured in UNHCR News – 1 April 2022
The foundation of what we do is the recognition that work is a source of dignity.”
– Interview with Cathlene Bell, our Engage Programme Manager


SPOT ON – A Mosaic of identities: Intersectionality as the Cornerstone of Diversity
Interview with our Co-Founder Valentina Velandia – 18 March 2021


INFOCUS Forum – 2 December 2020
Capacity’s Co-Founder Valentina Velandia participated as Expert during this Online Forum.

Generali | Alumnus Teferi Kassa featured by Generali | Migrapreneurship stories – 17 April 2020
Fearing for your life because you repair and distribute wheelchairs? Surely that can’t happen? But it can. It’s Teferi Kassa’s story. Since fleeing his native Ethiopia in 2016, he and his family have been living in Baden & awaiting the outcome of his asylum application. The desire to create a secure future for himself & others is what drives Teferi. That’s why he has set up an association with the help of our partner Generali.
Full article here.

OECD High-Level Policy Forum Paris, 16 January 2020
Building a Whole-of-Society Approach to Emerging Migration and Integration Challenges 
Capacity participated along with the Swiss delegation of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) in the OECD High-level Policy Forum on Migration and Integration and a formal ministerial dinner.

We were proud to represent Switzerland and showcase the talent of and work with refugees and migrants, as an example of good local practices.


Innovator by The Red Bulletin – 19 November 2019
Capacity’s work was featured in RedBull Innovation Bulletin.
Find the whole article (in German) here.

SWI | Swiss start-up incubator bets on migrants and refugees – 24 July 2019
Capacity was featured in this international unit of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC), providing independent reporting on Switzerland.
Full article here.

INFOCUS conference at the United Nations – June 2019
Capacity participated for the second consecutive year in the INFOCUS Conference on Volunteerism and Social Transformation. Our Valentina S. Velandia rocked the panel on ‘Ensuring equal opportunities for development: focus on education and work’. She talked about the importance of our entrepreneurship and training programmes in creating self-sustaining opportunities for refugees and migrants to build more inclusive societies.

Capacity invited as a Speaker to the Red Bull Basement Festival
See the video of our pitch at the Red Bull Basement Festival  here. – 30 January 2019
Incubation program tailored for entrepreneurs with refugee and migrant backgrounds.

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