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January 2018


Reaching last mile markets with decentralised renewable energy 
Did you know that globally over 1.1 billion people still lack access to electricity? They are forced to rely on polluting and inconvenient kerosene lamps and batteries to light their houses. Others travel for miles to reach neighbours with access to electricity. In addition, lack of access to energy delays economic development. Decentralised renewable energy not only provides reliable power to people living in rural areas, or those trying to make a living in fragile contexts such as refugee camps, it also helps to fuel the economy and fight climate change. Do we need more reasons to want sustainable energy for all (SDG7) by 2030? Let's talk Energy! 






Moving from dark nights into brighter ones


Meet Mr. Kasanga Alexandre, a refugee from Congo who was one of the first people to purchase a solar home system as part of SNV's Market Based Energy Access project in Kakuma. Read more. 


Scaling up renewable energy markets


Access to modern energy is crucial to human well-being as well as to countries’ economic development. Private sector involvement is essential if we want to reach the SDG7. How to ignite the market while minimising risks?
Discover Results Based Financing.




Responding to the voice of African consumers


In this interview for Connect Magazine 2017, Andre de Jager - SNV’s Managing Director for Agriculture, talks about the decisive influence of urban markets on the silent green revolution in African agriculture. Read more.


New Paper: Lessons learned from the Partnering for Value project


How can we broker Public-Private-Producer Partnerships (4Ps) arrangements?
In this final paper, we discuss learnings and recommendations from the Partnering for Value project. Download the paper.


Beyond the Finish Line


SNV joins the DFAT’s Water for Women Fund to achieve equitable and universal access to safely-managed sanitation & hygiene in Bhutan and Lao PDR, and to sustain rural water supply services in Nepal. Read more.


How to accelerate access to off-grid energy?


Koen Peters, GOGLA Executive Director, gives us a frank overview of the challenges that the industry is facing while attempting to scale up their initiatives in the developing world. Learn more. 




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SNV's new CEO first country visit to Vietnam


During her stay in Vietnam, Meike van Ginneken visited four project sites, two women’s economic empowerment in agriculture project and two renewable energy projects interacting with key partners and provincial leaders in the field. Discover more.


TIDE Stories of transformation BM Investments


SNV presents a collection of stories highlighting the transformation that the TIDE project is creating at dairy farmer and private sector level in Uganda. Read the first story.




The power of community involvement unleashed in Burkina Faso


When sanitation becomes everybody’s responsibility, we make greater strides in realising healthier, happier, and more dignified lives. Read more.
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