SNV was one of the first to introduce the Community Led Total Sanitation(CLTS) approach to the Karnali region in 2008. 50 percent of hospital admittances in this region is due to water borne diseases.
SNV has attained a lot of success in domestic biogas, including the development of carbon finance. A new business model is being created for improved cookstoves promotion in Nepal, with increased involvement of the private sector.
SNV Senior WASH advisor Kabir Raj Bhandari presented the results of a SNV investigation on the role of Village Maintainence Workers' on 37th WEDC Conference, 15-19 Sept, Hanoi, Vietnam.
SNV opened its first Asia office in Nepal in 1980. Then, we were one of the first organisations to reach out to some of the poorest pockets in the far-western Nepal. More recently, we operate in 34 districts through a Country Office in Kathmandu and Programme Offices in Dadeldhura and Surkhet.
Since 2011, SNV has designed impact oriented programmes in the 3 sectors: Agricultural and Forest Products; Renewable Energy; and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene that are aligned with the Government of Nepal’s development priorities.
Till date, we have achieved an outreach of some 4 million people, who now benefit from increased employment and income, food security, access to renewable energy, and access to water, sanitation and improved hygiene.
Watch a video on improved water mills producing electricity.
We can't wait to improve sanitation. 2.6 billion people do not have access to a clean and safe toilet!Menstrual Hygiene Day 5/28
SNV's two senior renewable energy advisors participate in this year's Carbon Expo and EnecoCo2 Tour.Dhan Bahadur's Improved Ghatta