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    2020 marks the last year of the Green and Inclusive Energy program, a five-year-long lobby and advocacy program of Hivos, ENERGIA and IIED in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Under the ministry’s Dialogue and Dissent program, alliances were forged with civil society organizations in Indonesia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Nepal, Myanmar, Central […]

    December 9, 2020
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    This year we, in partnership with Climate Tracker, launched an exciting media fellowship about sustainable energy in Africa. The fellowship aimed to empower journalists across Africa in telling in-depth stories focusing on a key Sustainable energy challenge facing their country. The fellowship received an overwhelming amount of applications which showed the great interest among journalists […]

    December 9, 2020
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    This End-Term Evaluation of the Citizen Agency Consortium Green and Inclusive Energy Program presents the main findings, conclusions and lessons learned from the program, carried out by a consortium of Hivos ENERGIA and IIED during the period 2016 – 2020. The evaluation was carried out by a team of three consultants from ImpacTrack, a consultancy […]

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    With the Paris Agreement celebrating its fifth anniversary this week, all eyes are on the world’s governments to urgently scale-up climate action. In a renewed call to action, over 100 leading renewable energy players, as members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Coalition for Action, urge governments to correct course. By placing a renewables-based […]

    December 8, 2020
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    Access to affordable and reliable energy enables growth of local economies. And demand for energy ensures feasibility of business models for decentralised energy solutions such as mini-grids. Demand is not necessarily automatic, and an important part of demand stimulation is through productive uses of energy (PUE): using energy to increase income and productivity. But many […]

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    Join us as we host an open webinar to highlight the challenges facing female journalists across Africa, with a focus on young journalists who want to cover energy and environmental issues. DATE: 26th November, 2020 TIME: 5 pm (GMT+3) This year Hivos ran a fellowship focusing on climate and (renewable) energy journalism in Africa with […]

    November 24, 2020
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    Electricity drives economic development. But many small community-level businesses and smallholder farmers in rural parts of sub-Saharan Africa need more access to affordable energy financing to thrive. This IIED Debates event organized with Hivos on Monday, 30 November will explore what mechanisms can enable community businesses and farmers to access the financing they need to grow […]

    November 17, 2020
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    Significant progress has been made in improving access to electricity, but 789 million people worldwide still go without. The gap for cleaner cooking is even greater: 2.8 billion people worldwide cannot cook cleanly and safely. The reliability of energy delivery is also still a massive challenge. The energy finance scenario is complex and varies widely […]

    October 29, 2020
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    Significant progress has been made in improving access to electricity, but 789 million people worldwide still go without. The gap for cleaner cooking is even greater: 2.8 billion people worldwide cannot cook cleanly and safely. The reliability of energy delivery is also still a massive challenge. The energy finance scenario is complex and varies widely […]

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    Date: Thursday 22 October Time: 3-4.15 (CET) Register here >>> Background Access to affordable, reliable and clean energy remains one of the greatest development challenges. In rural areas especially, many communities cannot afford basic modern energy services. This event on Thursday, 22 October 2020 will explore the role that subsidies as a form of public […]

    October 6, 2020