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January 2017


As we’re stepping into 2017 with renewed ambitions for a better world, it’s time to reflect on the global events that impacted the world in 2016 and look back at our work, achievements and lessons learnt. The past year was marked by a series of events that will give the global environment new contours in the upcoming years. Read more.


The Public-Private-Producer Partnerships approach: the more Ps, the merrier?


Recent trends confirm that the 500 million family farms around the developing world constitute the biggest untapped market for the private sector. This represents a new opportunity to address poverty reduction through market solutions. Read more.


How to make public-private partnerships work?


Last month, SNV, as part of PPPLab, organised a practical day of knowledge exchange, application and design for professionals working in public-private partnerships (PPPs). Check out a series of insights from the event.




EKN fund to improve access to water & sanitation in Benin


Almost half of Benin's population lack access to safe drinking water and toilets. To address the issue, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Benin recently pledged €14,750,000 to country-wide projects in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Integrated Water Resources Management in the country.


Changing mindsets along with services 


Almost 100 manual septic tank and pit emptiers shared their experiences during the FSM Network Convention in Dhaka, making it clear that existing FSM services need to be further improved and developed, for the health and safety of the general public, and for that of the manual emptiers in particular.




Supermoms on the rise


One million of Cambodia's rural population live without sufficient access to healthy, nutritional food – resulting in high stunting rates in children. To address the issue, a new approach to improve children's nutrition has been developed: the Supermom.


3 videos shortlisted for the Social Impact Media Awards


Three of our videos created by BrandOutLoud were shortlisted from 301 submissions in 100 countries for the SIMA Awards: Balancing Benefits, Farming in Sneakers and Sustainable Nutrition for All – Zambia. The awards celebrate the best impact filmmaking from around the world that inspires activism, compassion and social transformation.




Agreement for Burkina's biogas carbon credits signed


At the end of 2016 we signed an Emission Reduction Sales Agreement with the World Bank Carbon Initiative for Development, defining the sales of certified carbon credits generated by the Biodigester Programme of Burkina Faso from 2014 until 2025.


New biogas system in Nicaragua makes milking easy


A 40 cubic meter bio-digester was recently inaugurated by the Biogas Market Programme Nicaragua (PBN). The system uses biogas to power a milking system with a capacity of 50 cows in two hours. Find out more.
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