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  • Media as catalyst: promoting rural electrification and renewable energy development

    17/12/2018

    Energy safari for journalist Media as catalyst: promoting rural electrification and renewable energy development December 17, 2018 The media plays an effective role in promoting national development and shaping public opinion. The government and the private sector use the media to diffuse information to influence and persuade public opinion. One of the challenges that Hivos East Africa (through […]

  • Lack of strong ambition at COP24

    16/12/2018

    Lack of strong ambition at COP24 December 16, 2018 The ambition for COP24 was high. Countries were supposed to deliver a set of rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, decisions needed to be taken to enhance climate targets and progress was expected with regard to adequate financial support for the most vulnerable to […]

  • 100% access to energy for Central America

    14/12/2018

    100% access to energy for Central America December 14, 2018 Hivos has entered a regional alliance aimed at closing the energy access gap in Central America to achieve 100% coverage for the entire population. The agreement was signed last Wednesday, December 12, at the III Energy Week organized by OLADE (Latin American Energy Organization) in […]

  • Who owns energy?

    10/12/2018

    Watch video Who owns energy? December 10, 2018 Getting ready for a revolution Fabby Tumiwa, long-term Hivos partner in Indonesia, has a message: “We should be ready for a revolution.” According to Fabby, we rely too much on big energy companies and their fossil fuels, even though we don’t have to. “If you look at renewable energy, […]

  • Climate and development journalism: How reporting on climate and development can influence agendas

    05/12/2018

    Climate and development journalism: How reporting on climate and development can influence agendas December 5, 2018 Opinion by Merit Hindriks At a time when deniers of climate change call it fake news, climate activists call for more rigorous action, and high-level policymakers battle over “who pays”, it is journalists who try to make sense of […]

  • High time for a renewable energy revolution in Zimbabwe

    04/12/2018

    High time for a renewable energy revolution in Zimbabwe December 4, 2018 “Zimbabwe is open for business!” The catchy slogan of the new Zimbabwean government is clear and inviting. When international business invitees travel from the airport to the capital Harare, they will be positively impressed by the innovative solar-powered streetlamps along the airport road. […]