Ownership and long-term sustainability of development processes are greatly served by strengthening the contribution of the rising numbers of local capacity builders. That's why SNV works with public, private as well as NGO actors and helps to build bridges between them – including micro-macro linkages – in order to accelerate impact on poverty and governance. We view our clients as part of broader groupings of interrelated actors that are involved in or linked to a specific area of work. To achieve real and sustainable impact, SNV advisors make great efforts to articulate feasible targets for each assignment in terms of the envisioned contribution to generating production, income or employment, or to the accessibility of basic services.
Here are some of our key partners:
- Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MoAF): MoAF is the State authority in charge of agriculture and forestry development. Its duties include implementing forest management according to laws and national guidelines and strategies, and developing a plan of action for proper forest use and conservation.
- Ministry of Industry and Commerce (Trade Product and Promotion Department – TPPD): SNV has a MoU with the Ministry to provide technical assistance for the implementation of the Sustainable Silk Production Partnership Project in Rural Lao PDR. The Ministry through the National implementation Unit, provides core programme management services, while the TPPD is responsible for project implementation.
- The Provincial Government of Houaphanh Province: The coordinating and implementing unit for the LEAF programme in Houaphanh Province.
- The Provincial Government of Attapeu Province: The coordinating and implementing unit for the LEAF programme in Houaphanh Province.
- Lao Handicraft Association: A co-implementing partner for the Sustainable Silk Production Partnership Project in Lao PDR. The LHA was established in 1998 as a non-profit organisation representing small entrepreneurs in the production and distribution of handicraft products.
- Provincial Department of Planning and Investment in Houaphanh Province: The provincial State authority in charge of planning and investment. Duties include coordinating and assigning work plans and budgetary resources to technical departments and implementing provincial socio-economic plans.
- Non-Profit Association for Rural Mobilisation and Improvement (NORMAI): Normai is a non-political, non-religious, non-partisan organisation devoted to the development of the poorest and most disadvantaged communities in Lao PDR. SNV works with NORMAI to deliver an Improved Cookstoves Programme.
- National Centre for Environmental Health and Water Supply (Nam Saat Central): SNV has an Agreement of Cooperation with Nam Saat Central to create and advance an enabling environment to support the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sub-sector in Lao PDR.
- Houaphanh Provincial Department of Health, Environmental Health and Water Supply Division (Nam Saat Houaphanh): SNV had an Agreement with Nam Saat Houaphan (from 2009 to 2011) to strengthen the capacity and improve the performance of WASH sub-sector agencies.
- Savannakhet Provincial Government: SNV has a Programme for Cooperation Agreement with the Provincial Rural Development and Poverty Reduction Office of Savannakhet Provincial Government for the ‘Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene For All Programme’ to provide technical assistance for the implementation in four target districts in Savannakhet province.
- Savannakhet Provincial Department of Health, Environmental Health and Water Supply Division (Nam Saat Savannakhet): SNV has an Agreement of Assignments with Nam Saat Savannakhet to strengthen WASH Sub-sector capacities and provide technical assistance for the implementation of the ‘Pro-Poor WASH’ project in two districts, funded by the EU.
- Participatory Development Training Centre (PADETC): SNV has an MoU with PADETC to jointly implement development activities, particularly in the WASH sector.
- Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Laos: Helvetas and SNV Lao PDR have a partnership agreement for joint resource mobilsation, programme design and implementation. This partnership resulted in the implementation of a successful rice programme from January 2010 to November 2011.
- Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office, Khammouane: The key local partner organistation implementing the ‘Building Income, Independence, and Empowerment of small holder farmers’ programme, which succeeds a previous rice programme.