Ensuring sustainable water supply

SNV in Ethiopia jointly with WASH partners equips public and private sector representatives with the skills to mobilise the community for WASH improvement. SNV provides coaching and supportive supervisions for the front liners in the WASH sector to ensure sustainable access to water and sanitation.   

Healthy cooking

To provide improved cooking solutions to target households, SNV in Ethiopia is promoting the production and distribution of improved cook stoves in the remote rural areas.

Creating skills

A Girl in Control – Menstrual Hygiene Management creates skills and awareness at school level to bring behaviour change. The trained girls and teachers will cascade the knowledge at family, school and community level.


Gender involvment

SNV Ethiopia in its apiculture intervention, in addition to sector development, is promoting women’s involvement as well as products from emerging regions such as Gambella.  

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SNV in Ethiopia, implementing Graduating with Resilience to Achieve Sustainable Development (GRAD) project, is assisting Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) households to increase potato seed and ware potato production from the improved access to improved verities.
Integrated Renewable Energy Services (IRES) is increasing access to improved cookstoves (ICS) in targeted rural areas of Ethiopia through market based approaches.
SNV's Girls in Control programme explores the barriers to keeping young women in east and southern Africa in school and helping them reach their full potential.

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SNV commenced its operations in Ethiopia in the 1970s responding to a call for assistance to address the famine situation in the country. In alignment with the poverty reduction programme, with its emphasis on agriculture led economic development and accelerated MDG achievement (water and energy), SNV focuses on Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sectors.

Within the above mentioned thematic expertises, we provide advisory services; promote the development and brokering of knowledge and support policy dialogue at national level. We work with local government, NGOs, civil society and private sector organizations. We believe these different actors have distinct and complementary roles in the fight against poverty. To increase the effectiveness of our programmes and our resources, we work in partnership with other development agencies, as well as private and public sector organizations.

>> SNV Ethiopia promises to continue strenghtening Ethiopian orgnaisations
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Country Director


Jan Vloet 

Ethiopia Country Office
Arada Sub-city, Kebele 01/02
P. O. Box 40675, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel.      + 251 11 126 21 00
Fax      + 251 11 126 20 90


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