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  • Join us at the Sustainable Energy For All Forum in Rwanda and win an investigative reporting scholarship! The opportunity Together with Climate Tracker, Hivos will be training and sending six African journalists to cover the Sustainable Energy for All Forum in Rwanda, this May (26th-28th). We are looking for young journalists from Africa who want […]

  • Opinion piece by Eco Matser For the first time, the world’s elites meeting this year at Davos have listed environmental issues as their top concerns about the next decade. The WEF’s annual Global Risks Report raises the alarm on increased extreme weather events, manmade environmental damage – including oil spills and contamination, major biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse […]

  • Now 2020 has arrived, it is time to look back and proudly share some of the key results from our Green and Inclusive Energy Program in 2019. In the past year, Hivos continued the battle to overcome two major challenges related to achieving universal energy access; putting clean cooking firmly on the agenda and increasing […]

  • The 25th edition of the climate conference, known as COP25 will be held under the Presidency of the Government of Chile in Madrid from 2 to 13 December. The conference is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at […]

  • Blog post by Andrés Méndez, Hivos Latin America Voices from Latin America were heard from November 11 to 14 at the Latin American Energy Organization’s (OLADE) fourth edition of Energy Week, in Lima, Peru. Women leaders spoke about what it’s like to live without access to energy, the challenges for women in the energy sector, and […]

  • One of the key barriers to delivering energy solutions for the rural and urban poor is the limited access to finance at local and national levels and insufficient targeted finance flows at the international level. Despite commitments from international development organizations, Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and investors, specific options and mechanisms to channel the finance […]

  • On 18-19 November 2019, the Energy Nexus Network, Global Renewables Congress, Tony Blair Institute, the World Future Council and Hivos, in partnership with the Ministry of Energy of Sierra Leone will organize the High-Level Conference on Renewable Energy & Clean Cooking. The conference will take place in Freetown International Conference Center, Sierra Leone.  Expanding access to […]

  • “It would cost an estimated $4.4 billion annually to meet the world’s residential clean-cooking needs – far more than what is currently available. While that figure is not small, it is dwarfed by the costs of inaction” says Kandeh Yumkella (former United Nations under-secretary-general and chair of UN-Energy and currently a member of Sierra Leone’s […]

  • November 5, 2019, Hivos is partnering in the first global cooking campaign; ‘Clean Cooking Is..’ The Campaign is launched by the Clean Cooking Alliance during the opening session of the Clean Cooking Forum 2019 in Nairobi. The campaign is created exclusively to drive greater awareness, engagement and support for clean cooking. The issue Still three […]

  • From 5-7 November the clean cooking sector will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, for the Clean Cooking Forum 2019. Under the theme ‘Investment. Innovation. Impact.’ the sector is keen to find new- and scale proven solutions that make clean cooking accessible to the three billion people who currently live without it. The forum will be co-hosted […]