Established in the mid-80s, the Sector Network Natural Resources and Rural Development Asia and the Pacific (SNRD Asia and the Pacific) is part of GIZ’s knowledge management initiatives in Asia working to raise the positioning of the technical capacities and expertise of German Development Cooperation in the region. Through sharing of expertise and networking, SNRD Asia and the Pacific currently links 70 projects and programmes in over 15 countries across Asia and the Pacific.
It operates following the mandate set out by the German government and is categorised thematically under different Working Groups. In order to promote greater collaboration between and across relevant sectors, SNRD Asia and the Pacific has set up joint work clusters with other networks in the region, namely Sector Network Transport, Environment, Energy and Water in Asia (TUEWAS) and Sector Network Governance Asia (SNGA).
The Sector Network Natural Resources and Rural Development Asia and the Pacific (SNRD Asia and the Pacific) is financed through projects and programmes which GIZ is conducting on behalf of the German Government. It is governed by a Steering Group (consists of a Spokesperson, a Deputy Spokesperson, 4 Representatives from Germany, a Representative from National Staff and 6 Speakers and Co-Speakers, Tandem Partner from each Working Group). For each member country, one Country Focal Point is nominated and represents the interface between the Sector Network and his/her assigned country.
The Secretariat is based in Bangkok, Thailand, with local and international staff stationed across the region.