Hivos International

Hivos invests in knowledge to trigger change. By understanding the drivers of social change (and upheaval), we can make our role and programmes more effective. Our aim is to translate the knowledge and innovations we co-create with academics, policy makers and businesses, as well as with civil society, activists and grass roots stakeholders, into new policies, practices and scalable solutions to achieve social change.

All Knowledge Dossiers

Climate change and sustainable energy production are high on the political agenda. Public debate generally focuses on how the use of fossil fuels can be reduced. However, less attention is given to the lack of energy access for people living in developing countries.

Crowds gather for demonstrations against the country's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, ahead of the June 30th mass call to take to the streets to demand his removal, Cairo, Egypt, June 29, 2013

Citizen Action

Citizens are central actors in public and political arenas. Their ability to hold governments to account and to participate fully in democratic processes is contingent upon their ability to associate, assemble freely and express opinions.

Recent Publications

The global fight against HIV/AIDS continues to pose challenges: infection rates are on the rise in many settings, stigma and discrimination remain rampant, and the global response is under increasing financial pressure. There is...

El acceso a tratamiento VIH/ SIDA en América Latina ha ido mejorando en la última década, salvando la vida de cientos de miles de personas a lo largo y ancho del continente. Como señala...

When it comes to ICT-mediated governance participation in Brazil, Internet penetration still remains a major challenge, with only around half of homes having connectivity. Opportunities to influence public policy frameworks and government strategies through...

Recent Articles

 

The Hivos advocacy strategy on open contracting aims to create open government policies and support civil society in co-shaping and using these policies. As in most programmes, we support, stimulate and sometimes provoke governments, private sector and civil society to create real solutions and...

The Hivos Coworking Summit is an annual gathering for founders and managers of coworking, hacker, maker, and art spaces from all over Africa. The Summit empowers these spaces by giving their founders and managers the...

Hivos and partners are implementing the Sustainable Diets for All (SD4ALL) programme - funded under the 'Dialogue and Dissent' Strategic Partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) - in Uganda, Zambia, Bolivia and Indonesia.

Uganda

Uganda is...