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Today is World Toilet Day. But what does your toilet mean to you?
With sanitation-related illnesses killing more than 1.5 million children under five every year, handwashing with soap can make a big difference.
At SNV we can't wait for a world in which a toilet is a right - not a privilege!
As part of the “Carbon Footprint Measurement of Food and Drink Products in Latin America and the Caribbean” project, funded by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and implemented by SNV in partnership with Factor CO2, the project team has organised several events to present the results of the carbon footprint measurement of Honduran exports.
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Costa Rica

Costa Rica serves as both a country office and home to the SNV Latin America regional hub. Regional initiatives, such as an 8-country study financed by the Ford Foundation to analyze Inclusive Business and mutual value creation for companies and the BoP segment, as well as SNV´s work in the EU funded EUROSociAL II Programme, are coordinated from here.

SNV has worked in Costa Rica on several Central America regional initiatives and country projects, including:

  • Electricity Generation from Biogas Project, funded by the U.S. Department of State (U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica) as part of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas
  • As part of the EUROSociAL II Regional Programme, SNV is working with MIDEPLAN (Ministry of National Planning and Economic Policy of Costa Rica) to support descentralization and regional cohesion
  • Central American Scenario Building, which brought together government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders to visualize and document possible economic development paths for the region
  • Feasibility study for the use of coffee and sugar cane waste to produce bioethanol
  • Private Sector Mapping, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank´s Opportunities for the Majority,to identify firms that have or are interesting in connecting to majority markets.

Currently, SNV is exploring opportunities to promote Inclusive Business in Costa Rica. These opportunities will contribute to sustainable job creation through developing new business models with established companies, particularly in the agriculture sector.  

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Boulevard Rohrmoser, 300 m. oeste de Plaza Mayor
Edificio “Padre Pio” piso 2
San José, Costa Rica
Tel: +506 6043 9855 | +506 6043 9856

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