As an organisation dedicated to the freedom of people to pursue their own sustainable development, we join the world community in fighting the devastating social and economic impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as it ravages our world.
The poorest countries and the millions of people who are living in extreme poverty face the greatest risk. In this global pandemic, SNV projects that lift incomes and access basic services become even more important. Now more than ever, we should leave no one behind.
SNV remains fully operational in our 25+ countries across Asia, Africa and Central America. We have taken measures in order to protect the health of our staff and the communities we serve. Our teams in many countries have shifted to business continuity modus in which most of our staff work remotely.
Fortunately, our country teams have good visibility on how the crisis is developing so we can customise our responses. We are currently reviewing and reprioritising our planned activities so we can operate within the limits of our own working protocols and government directives in various countries. Our project managers are in contact with donors and partners to discuss these revised plans.