Pioneering CLTS in Karnali

SNV was one of the first to introduce the Community Led Total Sanitation(CLTS) approach to the Karnali region in 2008. 50 percent of hospital admittances in this region is due to water borne diseases.  

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Scalable business models

SNV has attained a lot of success in domestic biogas, including the development of carbon finance. A new business model is being created for improved cookstoves promotion in Nepal, with increased involvement of the private sector. 

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SNV in Carbon Expo 2014 & Eneco Co2 tour

Two of SNV Nepal's senior renewable energy advisors participated in the third EnecoCo2 tour and this year's Carbon Expo.

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Breaking the silence

Menstrual hygiene management is still a very sensitive subject which is not openly acknowledged or addressed.

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SNV Asia advisors in 37 WEDC Conference

SNV Senior WASH advisor Kabir Raj Bhandari presented the results of a SNV investigation on the role of Village Maintainence Workers' on 37th WEDC Conference, 15-19 Sept, Hanoi, Vietnam. 

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Toilet matters!

We can't wait to improve sanitation. 2.6 billion people do not have access to a clean and safe toilet!

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Menstrual Hygiene Day 5/28

Carbon Expo 2014

SNV's two senior renewable energy advisors participate in this year's Carbon Expo and EnecoCo2 Tour. 

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Dhan Bahadur's Improved Ghatta

Creating market access

We have to help farmers negotiate fair prices and conditions - Allert van den Ham, SNV CEO, Nepali Times 

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Value of ginger farming

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SNV opened its first Asia office in Nepal in 1980. Then, we were one of the first organisations to reach out to some of the poorest pockets in the far-western Nepal. More recently, we operate in 34 districts through a Country Office in Kathmandu and Programme Offices in Dadeldhura and Surkhet.

Since 2011, SNV has designed impact oriented programmes in the 3 sectors: Agricultural and Forest Products; Renewable Energy; and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene that are aligned with the Government of Nepal’s development priorities.

Till date, we have achieved an outreach of some 4 million people, who now benefit from increased employment and income, food security, access to renewable energy, and access to water, sanitation and improved hygiene.

Watch a video on improved water mills producing electricity. 

Contact Person:

Claire Finas, Country Director
SNV Nepal/Bhutan
Phone: +977 (0) 1 5523444
Fax: +977 (0) 1 5523155
SNV Nepal Country Office                                                                            
Jawalakhel, Lalitpur
P.O. Box 1966
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel. +977 (0) 1 5523444
Fax.  +977 (0) 1 5523155


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