Skip to: Celebrating the results of the five-year Green and Inclusive Energy Program

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  • 2020 marks the last year of the Green and Inclusive Energy program, a five-year-long lobby and advocacy program of Hivos, ENERGIA and IIED in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Under the ministry’s Dialogue and Dissent program, alliances were forged with civil society organizations in Indonesia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Nepal, Myanmar, Central […]

  • This year we, in partnership with Climate Tracker, launched an exciting media fellowship about sustainable energy in Africa. The fellowship aimed to empower journalists across Africa in telling in-depth stories focusing on a key Sustainable energy challenge facing their country. The fellowship received an overwhelming amount of applications which showed the great interest among journalists […]

  • With the Paris Agreement celebrating its fifth anniversary this week, all eyes are on the world’s governments to urgently scale-up climate action. In a renewed call to action, over 100 leading renewable energy players, as members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Coalition for Action, urge governments to correct course. By placing a renewables-based […]

  • Significant progress has been made in improving access to electricity, but 789 million people worldwide still go without. The gap for cleaner cooking is even greater: 2.8 billion people worldwide cannot cook cleanly and safely. The reliability of energy delivery is also still a massive challenge. The energy finance scenario is complex and varies widely […]

  • There are still 2.8 billion people worldwide who lack access to clean cooking solutions, a figure that has remained stubbornly high. This persistent gap shows that despite huge efforts, cookstove initiatives have largely failed to reach scale. Among other issues, access to affordable finance is still an immense barrier. Of the US$4.4 billion annual investments […]

  • After an extensive selection and learning program, Climate Tracker and Hivos awarded 12 emerging young climate and energy journalists with an investigative fellowship to uncover the stories behind Africa’s renewable energy challenge. The fellowship is the last – and due to the COVID situation, changed – stage of the in January launched energy journalism competition […]

  • Op-ed by Eco Matser*   The Sustainable Development goals on energy speak clear: universal access energy and clean cooking by 2030 (SDG7). But the current efforts are still lagging several steps behind the specific needs of the communities and are not enough to achieve energy access for all, especially clean cooking solutions. Numerous studies have […]

  • Hivos and partners have released a briefing note on the impacts of Covid-19 on rural communities and informal and small businesses operating in these communities. Based on our analysis, we developed a set of recommendations for policy and practice on how to support the most vulnerable, including low-income households, women and MSMEs, while promoting an […]

  • Working together with communities and investing in their social capacity are the key to success in the transition to 100% electric cooking, shows the new “Beyond Fire: Backcasting a pathway to fully electric cooking in rural Kenya by 2030” released by Hivos and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). This new report calls for a better […]

  • Since 2016, the Energy Change Lab has worked on a project to ensure that electricity can be used for economic and social gain. Going beyond electricity for household use, people are now using electricity to run businesses and improve their income. The Energy Change Lab in cooperation with CEFA has developed a mobile unit, travelling […]