Hivos International

Whither goes the GCF?

Will the Green Climate Fund overlook decentralised renewable energy enterprises, or will it promote a paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development?

2016 Annual Report

The Hivos Annual Report shows how we gave shape to our ideals in Latin America, Africa and Asia in 2016.

 

Knowledge Dossiers

Hivos operates at the cutting edge of developments. To stay ahead of the curve, Hivos invests in knowledge creation. Browse through our dossiers for a wealth of insights.

Portraits in Courage

Stories of brave, determined activists who fight for MENA women’s empowerment and influence. Their dream is a just, democratic and equal society in their countries.

Facts & Figures

Worldwide

People reached 18.7 million

Number of partner organisations 445

Number of countries 33

Total liability € 91.3 million

Offices abroad 4 regional and 6 local

Number of employees 337

News

On 9 February 2018, eight unidentified persons broke into the offices of Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) and attacked two security guards with machetes, leaving them both hospitalized in a critical condition. This incident...

The Hivos Tiger Award is the most prestigious award of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). In the Hivos Tiger Competition, an international jury chooses a winner from eight nominated films. A Special Jury Award is also given. The competition was founded in 1995 with the aim of...

Hivos condemns the shutdown of free to air television stations in Kenya (Nation TV, Kenya Television Network, Inooro TV and Citizen TV) and Inooro radio station on 30 January. This shutdown was ostensibly to stop live broadcasts of the ‘swearing in’ of Kenya’s opposition leader.

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Blog posts

In 2014, I was struck by a CNN interview with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, then Nigeria’s finance minister, in which she was asked about her country’s new draconian anti-LGBT law which had been signed just two months before. The “Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act”  criminalized public displays of affection between same-sex couples and restricted the work of LGBTI organizations.

(Photo by Tamara Kaunda for our partner IIED.)

Entrepreneurs in the ‘green’ sector, by definition, provide environmentally-friendly products and services. But sometimes what defines ‘green entrepreneurs’ is the fact that they provide...

We invest in a world where entrepreneurial local people are developing new solutions for some of the most challenging problems of our time. There are many other options for sustainably increasing food production and...