Established in Benin in 1970, SNV supports local actors to become agents of their own development by facilitating networking, knowledge sharing and capacity building.

Through its advisory services and evidence-based advocacy, SNV in Benin works to create a favourable political and economic environment aiming to: reduce poverty, achieve food and nutrition security, create sustainable markets, increase climate resilience and access to water and basic sanitary facilities.

SNV in Benin works in the following three sectors:

  • Agri-Food: promote agribusiness, youth entrepreneurship, market access, inclusive business, land and natural resource management.
  • Energy: reduce biomass exploitation, protect the environment, and develop a market for solar lamps, solar PV, and biodigesters.
  • Water: promote integrated water resources management improve access to drinking water for all, sanitation systems and hygiene practices.


These sectors also consider cross-cutting themes such as governance, gender, women and youth employment, climate change, and new technologies.

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Zone Résidentielle, Camp Guézo, Rue 5 102 & Porte N° 225

01 B.P. 1048, Cotonou


Tel: 00229 2131 3142


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