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  • Energy stories from Kenya

    18/03/2019

    Energy stories from Kenya March 18, 2019 By Caroline Wahome, communications officer Green & Inclusive Energy Program East Africa Kenya’s population is estimated at 50 million of whom 73% have access to electricity via either grid or off-grid electricity solutions. While the government is committed to providing electricity for all by 2022, grid extension can […]

  • Women’s Day 2019: our gender partners in the spotlight

    08/03/2019

    electricity’s impact on women’s empowerment Sven Torfinn/ENERGIA Women's Day 2019: our gender partners in the spotlight March 8, 2019 On International Women's Day 2019, we shine a light on our gender partners who drive change for women and help accelerate gender parity across the world. Together with them we are creating a gender inclusive green […]

  • New publication on how inclusive finance boosts access to off-grid energy

    26/02/2019

    New publication on how inclusive finance boosts access to off-grid energy February 26, 2019 Today, IIED and Hivos launch a new publication that explores new ways to attract more finance for off-grid solutions in hard-to-reach areas. The policy briefing shows how policymakers, financiers, civil society and the private sector can leverage ‘inclusive’ financing models by […]

  • Women’s entrepreneurship in the energy sector is gaining momentum

    05/02/2019

    Bunu Dhungana / ENERGIA Women’s entrepreneurship in the energy sector is gaining momentum February 5, 2019 ENERGIA presents lessons from its Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) program over the last four years At present, more than 2.5 billion people worldwide lack access to modern sources of energy. Since we know expanding the role of women in […]

  • Media as catalyst: promoting rural electrification and renewable energy development

    17/12/2018

    Energy Change Lab Energy Change Lab Media as catalyst: promoting rural electrification and renewable energy development December 17, 2018 The media plays an effective role in promoting national development and shaping public opinion. The government and the private sector use the media to diffuse information to influence and persuade public opinion. One of the challenges that Hivos East […]

  • Lack of strong ambition at COP24

    16/12/2018

    Lack of strong ambition at COP24 December 16, 2018 The ambition for COP24 was high. Countries were supposed to deliver a set of rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, decisions needed to be taken to enhance climate targets and progress was expected with regard to adequate financial support for the most vulnerable to […]