Over 80% of the total population in Nepal practises agriculture. SNV helps increase production, employment and income by providing innovative market-based solutions along major value chains in programmes like:
SNV in Nepal contributes to increasing access to renewable energy solutions for rural and remote communities through programmes like:
Without safe water and sanitation, sustainable development is impossible. SNV is working with relevant stakeholders on two priority areas:
SNV works in 37 districts in Nepal, including some of the remote pockets in the mid and far-western region. We actively seek partnerships for funding, joint programme implementation and knowledge sharing.
Started in 2009, SNV Nepal's Great Himalaya Trail Development Programme provides tourists with an opportunity to travel through some incredible places while stimulating investment, employment and business development for remote and disadvantaged rural communities.
Many water supply schemes are not functioning well enough in mid-west Nepal. SNV reflects on the situation of drinking water supply in Dailekh district.
The Improved Water Mill (IWM) Programme supported by SNV is bringing a positive change in the lives of hundreds of traditional water millers in Dolakha district.
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 37 districts through a Country Office in Kathmandu and a Programme Office in Surkhet.
Starting from 2011, SNV has designed scalable and impact oriented programmes within four sectors that are aligned with the Government of Nepal’s development priorities. The four key sectors SNV works in are Agricultural and Forest Products; Renewable Energy; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; and Pro-poor Sustainable Tourism.
Till date, SNV in Nepal has 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.
SNV Stories: Biogas in Nepal
"With more than 30 years in Nepal, we at SNV strive to support the government, partners and private sector to meet the development goals of the government of Nepal. We guide local organisations in developing centres of excellence in economic development and service delivery."
Rem Neefjes, Country Director
Phone: +977 (0) 1 5523444
Fax: +977 (0) 1 5523155
SNV Nepal Country Office
P.O. Box 1966
Tel. +977 (0) 1 5523444
Fax. +977 (0) 1 5523155