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  • A year of progress for decentralized renewable energy and clean cooking

    07/01/2020

    A year of progress for decentralized renewable energy and clean cooking January 7, 2020 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 […]

  • Hivos at COP25: Clean cooking for Climate

    03/12/2019

    Hivos at COP25: Clean cooking for Climate December 3, 2019 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 […]

  • Energy Week 2019: Latin American stories of women and energy

    01/12/2019

    Energy Week 2019: Latin American stories of women and energy December 1, 2019 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 […]

  • New discussion & briefing paper: Financing Decentralized Renewable Energy for the Last Mile

    22/11/2019

    Judith Quax/ENERGIA New discussion & briefing paper: Financing Decentralized Renewable Energy for the Last Mile November 22, 2019 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 […]

  • High-Level Conference on Renewable Energy & Clean Cooking

    12/11/2019

    High-Level Conference on Renewable Energy & Clean Cooking November 12, 2019 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 […]

  • Death by Dirty Cooking

    05/11/2019

    TripleCam Productions Death by Dirty Cooking November 5, 2019 "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 […]

  • Hivos partners in first global cooking campaign: Clean Cooking Is..

    05/11/2019

    photo: Sven Torfinn. Uganda, Nyambare, December 2015. James Namara (born 30/08/1958) from Nyambare James ays: There is a future in agriculture. And fire wood is a mayor problem in these areas. The digester saves time, no more smoky kitchens. And the by-product (slurry) is the most importent benefit. (James is not interested in the gas […]

  • Clean Cooking Forum 2019

    01/11/2019

    photo: Sven Torfinn. Uganda, Rukungiri, December 2015. Faith Ndyamuhaki (18 years) daughter of Nelson Mubagizi, using Bio Gas to cook vegetables. A Biogas digester is installed closely to the barn which houses cows. In the mornings, one should throw 2 to 3 buckets of cow dung into digester, mix it with water and then let […]

  • Digital rights of vulnerable energy consumers at risk

    30/10/2019

    Sven Torfinn Digital rights of vulnerable energy consumers at risk October 30, 2019 Opinion by Eco Matser, co-authored by Merit Hindriks Digitalization is transforming the energy sector in both developed and developing economies. Every year, new tools and processes are altering energy providers’ business models and creating completely new ones. This changes how energy providers […]

  • Challenges in leveraging (inter)national finance for energy access in Kenya

    16/10/2019

    Triple Cam Productions Challenges in leveraging (inter)national finance for energy access in Kenya October 16, 2019 Kajiado County and its efforts to bring decentralized renewable energy to its people Kajiado County is predominantly semi-arid and sits on the outskirts of Nairobi in the south of Kenya. At the moment, about 39 percent of the county […]

  • Journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean finalize first phase of Renewable Energy Course

    08/10/2019

    Journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean finalize first phase of Renewable Energy Course October 8, 2019 From August - September 2019, more than 150 journalists from different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean participated in the ‘Renewable Energy Course for Journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean’ implemented by Hivos and the Latin […]

  • Climate Action Summit 2019 – Key takeaways from the Energy Transition Track: Clean Cooking, Energy and Health

    26/09/2019

    Sven Torfinn Climate Action Summit 2019 – Key takeaways from the Energy Transition Track: Clean Cooking, Energy and Health September 26, 2019 On 22 September 2019, during the Energy Transition Track: Clean Cooking, Energy and Health session, prior to the United Nations Climate Action Summit, government and private sector representatives, local authorities and members from […]