DR Congo

Improved Cookstoves

SNV is one of the founding partners of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public private
initiative led by the UN Foundation. Launched in 2010, the Alliance is committed to enabling 100
million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020.

Inspiring working environment

SNV implement initiatives intended to create an inspiring working environment for its staff; to guide and to coach staff in the skills needed to attain SNV's mission. Our Key features are trust, inspiration, connection, responsibility and accountability. For over 5 years, SNV DRC has been at the forefront of development, helping to build local capacity and empower families, communities to break the cycle of poverty.

Thorough analysis

Analysis is central to our work. We analyse the problems that stand in the way of sustainable growth, and identify both the services required to solve them and new opportunities for growth. Stakeholder research helps us to identify the right partners to work with. We also carry out value chain analyses in the different sectors. Based on our findings, we decide what SNV's role should be in a project.

Our commitment

Rather than offer training as a standard product, we mentor and coach local development actors. Our advisors pass on their knowledge and experience from different sectors through continual mentoring. Our advice is about organisational change or how to influence the broader environment. At other times, advice is more technical. Together we contributes to poverty alleviation.

The way we work

We believe sustainable development is about building capacities and learning from each other, which goes beyond helping people. We do not donate money but we stimulate access to funding. We build long-lasting finance models. We bring together parties that would not automatically connect otherwise. We enable them to find solutions, opportunities together, thus creating long-term links.

Our Vision

We contibute to poverty alleviation by making it possible for all people to improve the quality of their own lives. This means strengthnening people's ability to provide for their own needs and to make informed choices to lead the life they value. SNV is dedicated to a society in which all people enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development.

Latest news

Andy WehKamp, Managing Director for SNV’s Renewable Energy (RE) Sector visited SNV DRC from the 5th to the 13th of April 2014. During this period, Andy had meetings with the World Bank (FIP), the African Development Bank (ADB) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Also, she visited Bandeko Cooperative and the Oil palm Biofuel Project in Gemena, in the province of Equateur in DRC. She was inducted on SNV DRC’s projects of “Mbambola”, a project of “Improved Stove”, PACEBCo and PARRSA.

Le second atelier sur la Croissance Verte « GreenGrowth workshop », du 01 au 04 avril 2014, à Kinshasa, au Salon Congo du Grand Hôtel, a planché sur la Pratique  de la plate-forme de connaissances

Une délégation du Pays-Bas a accompagné, du 19 au 23 février 2014, la mission de la Vice-ministre néerlandaise des Affaires Etrangères, M.

C’est au terme d’un forum de trois  jours tenu du 20 au 22 Novembre à Dakar au Sénégal sur le «  Financement des chaines de valeur : leçons apprises » organisé par AFRACA, Association Africaine du

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DR Congo

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation has been active in DR Congo since 2006. The strategic position and choices for SNV’s work in DR Congo are based upon the goals and strategies of the “Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy Plan” which was adopted by the Congolese government in 2007. Within this framework, and in accordance with SNV strategy around the world, SNV Congo’s strategy concentrates on three lead sectors:

In the three sectors, SNV Congo’s interventions embody the SNV principles of vocational training, Governance for Empowerment, social inclusion, leadership and an enabling environment.

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