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Last week in Jakarta, the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Hivos signed an agreement to provide 100% renewable energy for the island of Sumba. With this agreement, the ministry is taking responsibility for achieving this objective.


On February 6th, Hivos partner Freedom of Expression Committee (C-Libre) handed Honduran president Porfirio Lobo a proposal for a new telecommunications law that could significantly democratize the country’s media spectrum. This is the first time a proposal for such a law has been put forward in Honduras.

A public theatre showing at The Nest

Kenya’s creative fraternity has a new home to express itself. The Nest  centre, which is situated in the capital, Nairobi, opened its doors to the public in late November 2012.


A new report released today by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Hivos explores the delicate role the internet plays as an enabler to an open and fair society , although it can also be used to inhibit freedoms in more repressive societies.  The authors present perspectives on how the internet can be used to help fight corruption and how the need for privacy online can also make it easier to work around the system.

Hivos Tiger Awards winners

The Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) and Hivos congratulate filmmakers Mira Fornay, Daniel Hoesl and Mohammad Shirvani on their Hivos Tiger Awards.

Lifetime winners of the Social Impact Awards

Three Hivos partners won awards at the 2012 Times of India 'Social Impact' Awards held on 28 January 2013. Widespread and tangible impact, which has the quality of changing lives forever, is the key criterion for these awards.

Imam Muhsin Hendricks' acceptance speech

Imam Mushin Hendricks, from South African Hivos partner The Inner Circle, has been awarded the Bob Angelo Award given out annually by the Dutch LGBT federation, COC.

The 2013 COC Bob Angelo medals were awarded on January 27th to Imam Muhsin Hendricks and to the Dutch transgender movement because of their special contributions to the emancipation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT). 

Sexual diversity calendar 2013 - January

Photographers and writers from six Latin American countries have used their talent to celebrate the freedom of men and women to live according to the sexual orientation and gender identity of their choice. Their efforts resulted in the "2013 Calendar of Sexual and Gender Diversity" (Calendario 2013 de las Diversidades Sexuales y de Género), a reflection on respect for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups (LGBT). You can download it in pdf at the bottom of the page.

On behalf of Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft (SECO), Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), Utz Certified and 4 C Association, Hivos is pleased to invite you to tender for the Sustainability Standards Resource Centre (SSRC). If you