By the end of 2013, SNV supported Pakistan Domestic Biogas Programme aims to set up 14,000 biogas plants in 9 districts of central punjab through the development of a fully functional and market-oriented biogas sector.
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.