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


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


Climate change is already having an impact on agriculture with severe implications for food security, according to a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The age of consent in terms of accessing sexual reproductive health (SRH) services such as contraceptives and HIV counselling and testing is not provided for in laws and policies in the majority of countries in Southern Africa.

In recent years, Tanzania has been applauded for its commitment in enhancing women’s empowerment, and even more so for championing women’s participation in politics. However, despite the government’s strong commitment to women’s empowerment, traditional patriarchal attitudes remain entrenched in rural areas, especially in agriculture, where work imbalance is the norm in households.