WASH in Tanzania

We aim to improve the performance of all parties involved and WASH service delivery for communities we work in to enjoy:

  • Access to safe, sufficient and reliable drinking water supply;
  • Access to improved sanitation;
  • Sustained positive change in hygiene behaviour.

Agriculture Value Chain Development Approach

We foster economic development and poverty reduction through a value chain development approach on the Edible Oil Seeds, Livestock/Red Meat, Dairy and Rice sub-sectors to increase income and create employment for small scale farmers and producers.

Accessing clean energy

SNV contributes to a commercially viable and sustainable biogas sector with the aim to improve quality of life for rural and peri-urban households.

Households are increasingly exploring the benefits of domestic biogas.


We focus our capacity building programmes on topics that are most relevant in WASH: Equity, Sustainability of WASH services and Sanitation.

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We strive to improve access to water and sanitation services for public health, well-being and economic development.

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Renewable Energy

We focus on innovative approaches to support communities on Improved Cook Stoves, Solar Energy and Domestic Biogas technology. 

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Projects in Tanzania

Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE)

Menstruation Hygiene Management (MHM)

Sustainable Sanitation & Hygiene for All (SSH4A)


SNV started operations in Tanzania in 1971 and has been a consistent development partner since then, operating in all corners of the country. In alignment with Tanzania’s National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty, SNV works in the Agriculture, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, and Renewable Energy sectors. Within these three sectors, we provide advisory services, broker knowledge and support advocacy. The recipients of these services include public sector, private sector, and civil society organizations.

SNV aims to contribute to sustainable impact at scale. To accomplish this, SNV in Tanzania works in partnership with a wide range of public and private partners at the local, national and international level, in association with a growing number of local organisations that provide capacity development services.


Country Director

Niko Pater
Email: npater@snvworld.org
SNV Tanzania Country Office

Plot 1124, Chole road, Msasani Peninsular,
P.O. Box 3941, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
T +255 22 2600340/2600397/2600398
F +255 22 2600339
E tanzania@snvworld.org

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