DR Congo

Improved cookstoves

SNV is one of the founding partners of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public private initiative led by the UN Foundation. Launched in 2010, the Alliance is committed to enabling 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020.

Inspiring working environment

SNV implements initiatives intended to create an inspiring working environment for its staff; to guide and to coach staff in the skills needed to attain SNV's mission. Our key features are trust, inspiration, connection, responsibility and accountability. For over 5 years, SNV DRC has been at the forefront of development, helping to build local capacity and empower families, communities to break the cycle of poverty.

Thorough analysis

Analysis is central to our work. We analyse the problems that stand in the way of sustainable growth, and identify both the services required to solve them and new opportunities for growth. Stakeholder research helps us to identify the right partners to work with. We also carry out value chain analyses in the different sectors. Based on our findings, we decide what SNV's role should be in a project.

Our commitment

Rather than offer training as a standard product, we mentor and coach local development actors. Our advisors pass on their knowledge and experience from different sectors through continual mentoring. Our advice is about organisational change or how to influence the broader environment. At other times, advice is more technical. Together we contribute to poverty alleviation.

The way we work

We believe sustainable development is about building capacities and learning from each other, which goes beyond helping people. We do not donate money but we stimulate access to funding. We build long-lasting finance models. We bring together parties that would not automatically connect otherwise. We enable them to find solutions, opportunities together, thus creating long-term links.

Our vision

We contibute to poverty alleviation by making it possible for all people to improve the quality of their own lives. This means strengthening people's ability to provide for their own needs and to make informed choices to lead the life they value. SNV is dedicated to a society in which all people enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development.

Latest news

SNV was praised for its work across the Democratic Republic of Congo during an agricultural fair this month.

With the support of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, SNV inaugurated a centre that will test stoves for improved quality and production standards, aiming to better respond to the needs of the consumers.
In accordance with the United Nations' Global Initiative for Sustainable Energy For All 2012-2030, SNV DRC and UNDP supported the Congolese government for the development of a Congolese atlas of renewable energies.

On Wednesday, 14 May 2014, the CBFF beneficiary’s institutions had a workshop in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, “Centre Béthanie”, thanks to SNV Netherlands Development Organization.

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DR Congo

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation has been active in DR Congo since 2006. The strategic position and choices for SNV’s work in DR Congo are based upon the goals and strategies of the “Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy Plan” which was adopted by the Congolese government in 2007. Within this framework, and in accordance with SNV strategy around the world, SNV Congo’s strategy concentrates on three lead sectors:

In the three sectors, SNV Congo’s interventions embody the SNV principles of vocational training, Governance for Empowerment, social inclusion, leadership and an enabling environment.

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