SNV is an international not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In our new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline.
SNV Tanzania is one of the country’s longest-established and most well-respected international NGOs. Since 1971, SNV had been working with government, private sector and other stakeholders using market-based solutions to address the root causes of poverty. In line with SNV globally, in Tanzania we focus on the areas of agriculture, WASH, sustainable energy and youth employment
The Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) Programme focuses on creating in agribusiness, sustainable energy and WASH. The OYE approach had its first implementation in Mozambique, Rwanda and Tanzania in partnership with Mastercard Foundation since 2013 and has provided (self-)employment for an estimated 25,000 young people (with 40% young women) between 2013-2019. OYE is currently being implemented in a number of other countries, including Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mali, Niger and Ethiopia. OYE uses a market-based approach which requires a combination of youth competencies with a business orientation; emphasis on youth economic empowerment and entrepreneurship that involves much more than vocational training.
OYE has been operating in Tanzania since 2013 over several phases and is shortly expected to start a new phase funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Corporation (SDC). This next phase, working initially in Singida and Morogoro Regions aims sustainably to improve youth livelihoods by skills and capacity development and subsequently link these youth to market opportunities for employment and enterprise development in growth sectors that have concrete potential for youth – notably agriculture and renewable energy.
The next phase of this project aims to achieve access to direct employment and business opportunities in agriculture and renewable energy sectors targeting at least 4,500 direct beneficiaries in the Central and Northern Regions of Tanzania.