- Hivos was founded in 1968 and is based in Netherlands .
- Type of organisation: NGO
We believe that human life is valuable and that people are filled with potential. Living a life in freedom and dignity, with respect for each other and the planet, leads to greater individual wellbeing and fair, vibrant societies.
Renewable Energy creates access - particularly for marginalized people living in remote areas - to clean energy without destroying the environment, in a sustainable way in order to alleviate poverty, improve living conditions and propel economic development.
Hivos’ Renewable Energy programmes focus on governments and large corporations as well as people without access to modern forms of energy. Hivos and its partners demonstrate that renewable energy is not a pipe dream or an alternative, but simply the best choice. We do that by making simple, smart and clean off-grid technologies accessible to poor people in remote areas, like biodigesters, biomass briquetting and solar power systems, or mini-grids running on liquid biofuels, amongst others. Key projects include Green and Inclusive Energy Programme (advocacy and capacity building of southern CSOs), the African Biogas Partnership Programme, Sumba Iconic Island, Energy Change Lab and SEforAll.