About SNV

SNV is an international not-for-profit development organisation. We believe that no-one should have to live in poverty and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development.

Starting out in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we now work in 39 countries in AfricaAsia, and Latin America.

Our global team of advisors use their specialist expertise in Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene to contribute to solving some of the leading problems facing the world today.


In Pakistan, SNV has worked together with RSPN in the implementation of the Pakistan Domestic Biogas Programme since 2009. This is a 5-year programme being implemented in 9 districts of Central Punjab by the Rural Support Programme Network (RSPN) in partnership with local and national stakeholders. The first nine months of the programme were funded by SNV, while the remaining four years after October 2009 till October 2013 is being funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Pakistan, with technical assistance from SNV and Winrock International.

Within the framework of Pakistan Domestic Biogas Programme (PDBP), RSPN provides overall programme management, coordinates with the programme participants and is responsible for planning, stakeholder mobilization, monitoring and reporting, policy dialogue, advocacy, promotion and communication. SNV will assume responsibility for the effective exchange of knowledge generated through its engagement in the domestic biogas sector in more than 13 countries globally. In addition to transfer of technology, this relates to organizational and institutional development, planning and implementation of programme activities like promotion, training, quality control, extension, biogas enterprise development, and environmental sustainability.

By the end of 2013, PDBP aims to set up 14,000 biogas plants through the development of a fully functional and market-oriented biogas sector. Adopting a sector development approach, the programme will mobilize the private sector, NGOs, cooperatives, MFIs and the government sector, focusing on clusters of high-density livestock areas and aiming at farmers with at least 3-4 stabled cows.


 Contact person:

 Rajesh B. Shrestha
 SNV Advisor
Contact address:
Pakistan Domestic Biogas Programme (PDBP)
Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN)
Plot no. 15, Rose Valley, Amin Town,
Faisalabad, Pakistan
Tel. +92 41 885 0371 – 3
Fax. +92 41 885 0373

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