SNV in Benin office
Benin ranks 166 out of 191 on the Human Development Index. Since 2017, SNV has improved the climate resilience of 400,000 people, increased their food security and improved their living conditions.
Present since 1970
Established in Benin in 1970, SNV supports local actors to become agents of their own development by facilitating networking, knowledge sharing and capacity building.
Through its advisory services and evidence-based advocacy, SNV in Benin works to create enabling political and economic environments to reduce poverty, ensure food and nutrition security, create sustainable markets, increase climate resilience, and increase access to water and basic sanitation.
Our work encompasses three key sectors: Agri-food, Energy, and Water.
In the agri-food sector, we focus on promoting agribusiness, youth entrepreneurship, market access, inclusive businesses, and land and natural resource management.
In the energy sector, we strive to reduce biomass exploitation, protect the environment, and develop a market for solar lamps, solar photovoltaics, and biodigesters.
SNV's work across these sectors is governed by core themes such as climate adaptation and mitigation, governance, and gender equality and social inclusion. We also put a great focus on women and youth employment and digital technologies.