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  • Join us as we host an open webinar to highlight the challenges facing female journalists across Africa, with a focus on young journalists who want to cover energy and environmental issues. DATE: 26th November, 2020 TIME: 5 pm (GMT+3) This year Hivos ran a fellowship focusing on climate and (renewable) energy journalism in Africa with […]

  • Electricity drives economic development. But many small community-level businesses and smallholder farmers in rural parts of sub-Saharan Africa need more access to affordable energy financing to thrive. This IIED Debates event organized with Hivos on Monday, 30 November will explore what mechanisms can enable community businesses and farmers to access the financing they need to grow […]

  • Date: Thursday 22 October Time: 3-4.15 (CET) Register here >>> Background Access to affordable, reliable and clean energy remains one of the greatest development challenges. In rural areas especially, many communities cannot afford basic modern energy services. This event on Thursday, 22 October 2020 will explore the role that subsidies as a form of public […]

  • The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) and Hivos are organising a virtual conference on ‘A green and gender-driven COVID-19 recovery in Africa: How development finance can boost energy access for all’, where participants will explore how public funding and innovative forms of finance could be applied to provide energy to COVID-19 affected women – […]

  • One of the key barriers to delivering energy solutions for all is the limited access to affordable finance at the local and national levels to serve urban and rural poor with appropriate energy access solutions. At international level, finance flows are insufficiently targeting the last mile and flowing mainly to higher income areas and on-grid […]

  • The 25th edition of the climate conference, known as COP25 will be held under the Presidency of the Government of Chile in Madrid from 2 to 13 December. The conference is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at […]

  • “It would cost an estimated $4.4 billion annually to meet the world’s residential clean-cooking needs – far more than what is currently available. While that figure is not small, it is dwarfed by the costs of inaction” says Kandeh Yumkella (former United Nations under-secretary-general and chair of UN-Energy and currently a member of Sierra Leone’s […]

  • From 5-7 November the clean cooking sector will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, for the Clean Cooking Forum 2019. Under the theme ‘Investment. Innovation. Impact.’ the sector is keen to find new- and scale proven solutions that make clean cooking accessible to the three billion people who currently live without it. The forum will be co-hosted […]

  • On 22 September 2019, during the Energy Transition Track: Clean Cooking, Energy and Health session, prior to the United Nations Climate Action Summit, government and private sector representatives, local authorities and members from international organizations met to discuss concrete actions towards a just energy transition in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to spur […]

  • 30 June – 1 July 2019, the meeting will bring together governments and leaders from all sectors including business, local authorities, civil society, and the UN system, and youth representatives. The central purpose of the Abu Dhabi Climate Meeting is to take stock of progress so far across all the Action Areas of the Climate […]