SNV Ethiopia

Ethiopia ranks 176 on the Human Development Index. SNV has supported Ethiopians to access food, water, and clean energy, improving the livelihoods and quality of life for 800,000 people.

Roosevelt St, Lideta Sub city, Addis Ababa, PO Box 40675

Present since1974


SNV started emergency work in 1974 and has continued to support development projects that have a lasting impact on the people of Ethiopia.

Currently, SNV’s work extends to more than 600 woredas, where we implement projects that build and sustain the agri-food system. We contribute to improving affordable access to basic services by ensuring safe and sustainable access to clean energy and water, thus enabling equitable lives for all.

Our projects align with the priorities, strategies, and plans of the Government of Ethiopia, including regional and local governments, with whom we collaborate to implement our projects successfully.

We partner with the private sector and civil society and engage with communities in a manner that is sensitive to their needs and enables strong involvement and ownership.

With a young population in Ethiopia, we facilitate job opportunities with a special focus on women and young people, enabling them to build a thriving future for the country. This includes being sensitive to food and nutrition security challenges, supporting sustainable markets, and building climate change resilience for smallholder farmers.

Our growing partnership with financial institutions seeks to support communities and local businesses to access finance and realise their aspirations.

News and stories from Ethiopia

Press release

BASF and SNV extend collaboration to support smallholder farmers in Ethiopia


Biodigester programme concludes leaving lasting and sustainable impact


Nutridense: Cultivating change in Ethiopian agriculture and nutrition

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Meet our team in Ethiopia

Julie Graham

Julie Graham

Country Director
Yetnayet Girmaw

Yetnayet Girmaw

Director Programs and Sector Leader AgriFood
Hiwote Teshome

Hiwote Teshome

Energy Sector Lead Project Manager
Mahteme Tora

Mahteme Tora

Sector Leader Water

Donors and partners in Ethiopia

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands logo
The MasterCard Foundation logo
IKEA Foundation
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
endev logo
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
The Fred Hollows Foundation
AFAS Foundation

Want to collaborate with us?

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