What is needed to #EndEnergyPoverty?

In conversation with Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) & Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General.


Smart development works

At SNV we believe that no-one should have to live in poverty. We are dedicated to a society in which all people, irrespective of race, class or gender, enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development. We focus on increasing people's incomes and employment opportunities in productive sectors like agriculture as well as on improving access to basic services such as energy, water, sanitation and hygiene.

SNV supports people to access and develop the capabilities, services and opportunities needed to live a healthy, productive and fulfilling life, while sustainably using the natural resources they depend on. Unlike many other development actors, we do not offer funding, but specialise in supporting the resourcefulness of development actors. We work with governments, local development partners, businesses, knowledge institutes and low-income communities, so that together we can transform ideas into policy, policy into action, and action into results. Through our technical knowledge, 50+ years of experience, passionate staff, extensive local presence and global footprint, we strive to make a lasting difference in people’s lives.

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Impact areas

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Our projects

Our results

We improved the lives of
11.7
million
people from 2012 to 2014
We spent
€ 115
million
in support of fighting poverty
We provided
>275,000
advisory days
We work in
38
countries
SNV has been building local capacity for
50
years
We employ over
1300
people
34% of which is female
the majority of
our staff in the field is local
Almost
70
different donors
consider SNV a solid partner and fund our work

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