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?

2015 Annual Report

The Hivos Annual Report shows how we gave shape to our ideals in Latin America, Africa and Asia in 2015.

 

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 758

Number of countries 33

Total income € 60.4 million

Offices abroad 4 regional and 6 local

Number of employees 337

News

The issue of women's representation in Zimbabwe's eighth Parliament came under the spotlight at the Alpha Media Holdings conversation titled: "Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality Progress in Zimbabwe: New Constitution and the Women’s Quota," held  December in Harare.

Open Contracting offers the government of Malawi the biggest hope in winning its war against corruption according to a new report by Hivos Southern Africa and Article 19. The report indicates that governments worldwide spend an estimated USD 9.5 trillion annually on public contracting and calls for the need to commit to open contracting standards for accountability.

Lack of financing has been increasingly noted as one of the obstacles to the dissemination of bio-digesters in Ethiopia. However, Micro-Finance Institutions (MFIs) are now leveraging this opportunity to provide credit to farmers in rural areas, some specifically for clean energy.

Blog posts

 

“There is no abstract mass of Lebanese citizens; there are Lebanese male citizens and Lebanese female citizens.” - May Mikdashi, “A Legal Guide to being a Lebanese Woman

Baca postingan blog dalam Bahasa Indonesia

“If you want to see how 100% renewable energy has been put into practice in the field, please take a look yourself in my village in Sumba, Indonesia. Everyone who comes today is welcome”, said Umbu Janji. He made his invitation to the appreciative laughter and applause of participants at the international conference “100% Renewable Energy for 1.5 Degrees” at COP22 in Morocco, last week.

Latin America is suffering from an epidemic. It seems very contagious, but it does not affect the entire population equally. Neither water nor air borne - it is basically unpredictable. We are talking about violence against women, a widespread problem that is not new, but only very recently becoming visible.