Hivos International

Renewable Energy

Energy is a vital driving force for development. Access to energy can alleviate poverty, improve living conditions and propel economic development. However, taking the fossil fuel route straight towards climate change will have disastrous effects, especially for developing countries. Hivos therefore stimulates sustainable development fuelled by clean, renewable energy.

Hivos’ Renewable Energy programme focuses 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. Read more.

Key Focal Areas

  • Hivos and its partner organisations campaign at national and international level to reduce climate change and alleviate poverty by opting for 100% renewable energy.

  • Biogas Cambodia

    Hivos believes in the power of people everywhere to improve their situation and control their lives.

  • More than 2.5 billion people worldwide lack access to modern energy in their everyday lives.

  • More than a billion people do not have access to reliable, affordable and clean energy. This affects negatively on their health, education, livelihoods and employment.

  • Below you will find our current and recent renewable energy projects. Those at the top with photos are projects in the spotlight.