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.

Lot 107, Camp Guézo, Rue 5125 , Porte 225,

01 BP 1048, Cotonou

Present since 1970

Projects 12

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.

News and stories from Benin

21 March 2022Blog

Optimised groundwater use leads to better opportunities for women

Improved water facility delivered on right to replace non-functional borehole (SNV/Oxfam)
4 November 2021Blog

Group of seven nature-based, climate-resilient IWRM solutions in Benin

Protecting markets from flooding in Benin (Photo: VNG)
12 August 2021Blog

19-20 October 2021: Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) International Conference

Strength in partnership – reflecting on the OYE approach
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Meet our team in Benin

Jeanette de Regt

Jeanette de Regt

Country Director
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Edouard Fagnon

Piet Vroeg

Piet Vroeg

Project Manager OYE
Souleymane Diarra

Souleymane Diarra

Project Manager - Economic Infrastructure Development
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Saloufou Moussabihatou

Associate Advisor
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Alexandre Houedjoklounon

Business Environment Advisor IYBA Seed
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Lea Ouorou Yerima

Specialiste Genre et Inclusion sociale
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Nadia Gnonlonfoun

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Ntcha Gnamou

Conseiller en inclusion financière 2SCALE
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Larisse Hefounme

Responsable Technique PDIEM

Donors and partners in Benin

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands logo
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Sweden Sverige logo
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

Want to collaborate with us?

Contact our country office to learn more about activities in Benin.