SNV in Ghana office
Ghana ranks 133 out of 191 on the Human Development Index. SNV’s programming in Ghana focuses on clean cooking, access to sanitation and hygiene services, and access to food.
Present since 1992
SNV has been present in Ghana since 1992 and has implemented close to 100 projects that contribute to economic, institutional, social and environmental development and poverty reduction.
With increasing inequality levels and the pressing climate crisis, SNV continues to work towards sustainable development in close liaison with the Government of Ghana and our local partners.
Our work in Ghana contributes to systems change in the agri-food, water, and energy sectors., Our cross-cutting programmes include gender, youth, effective governance for sustainable, climate-resilient development and access to basic services.
Since 1992, SNV has supported and worked with local partners with our current key focus being on:
Green jobs creation, climate smart and innovative startups support
Responsible investments for land, water systems and WASH policies
Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) marketing and consumerism in the agribusiness sector and a decentralised market
Collaboration in the cocoa, horticulture and agri-food value chain
Our key achievements are around procurement, supply chain and social responsibility towards Ghana’s school feeding programme, promoting fisheries development priorities and policies by increasing access to sustainable energy supply chains for fish processing and improving incomes for women in the sector, offering financing and capacity building services to Ghanaian climate-smart and innovative entrepreneurs through incubation and acceleration support and provision of business advisory services and access to finance, business to business and matchmaking support for smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs in the cocoa, poultry, shea, sorghum, maize, sesame production, rice, soy, and the horticulture sector
Working with over 50 local level partners, we have increased access to clean cookstoves in communities in the central, western and northern regions of Ghana. In Ghana’s remote Nandom district, close to the border with Burkina Faso, we advocated for water, sanitation and hygiene services delivery, which resulted in the district being declared Open-Defecation Free (ODF) in 2019.