SNV Ghana

Ghana ranks 145 on the Human Development Index. SNV’s programming in Ghana focuses on clean cooking, access to sanitation and hygiene services, and access to food.

10 Museru Rd, East Legon, Accra, PO Box KA30284

Present since1992


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. 

News and stories from Ghana


Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Global Forum 2023

Impact story

From waste to wealth: a woman’s path to a greener Ghana


2022 GrEEn Innovation Challenge

group picture with 2021 GrEEn Innovation Challenge winners
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Meet our team in Ghana

Barbara White Nkoala

Barbara White Nkoala

Country Director
Sadda Laouali

Sadda Laouali

Project Manager EJASA
Theresa Swanzy Baffoe

Theresa Swanzy Baffoe

Project Manager
Reuben Ottou

Reuben Ottou

Jalil Zakaria

Jalil Zakaria

Project Manager
Divine Appiah

Divine Appiah

Multi Country Project Manager
Eunice Offei

Eunice Offei

Inclusive Land Governance and Innoviation

Donors and partners in Ghana

Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS)
Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) logo
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Orlar logo
Ghana Ministry of Food and Agriculture logo

Want to collaborate with us?

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