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  • Strategic Compass 2021 – 2024

    We find ourselves at a moment in time when the true extent of the challenges facing the world has been thrown into stark relief. To ensure Hivos remains well-equipped to address these challenges – together with our partners and allies – we have adopted a new strategic direction.

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  • Footprints of Change

    The horticulture sector is a multi-billion income earner for countries like Kenya and Ethiopia, and presents opportunities for advocating for better work conditions for the workers, many of whom are women. The Women@Work Campaign that ran from 2016 to 2020 was set up to do just that. The campaign’s singular purpose of improving the labor […]

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  • Lessons from outcome harvesting in Monitoring and Evaluation

    Outcome harvesting (OH) is a methodology that is designed for use in complex situations where the relationship between cause and effect is not fully understood or is unclear and/or where many different actors influence change. Unlike conventional methods, OH collects evidence of what has been achieved and is not limited to intended results and change […]

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  • Beyond fire: Backcasting a pathway to fully electric cooking in rural Kenya by 2030

    The report “Beyond Fire: Backcasting a pathway to fully electric cooking in rural Kenya by 2030″ shows that working together with communities and investing in their social capacity are key to success in the transition to 100% electric cooking. This report by Hivos and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) calls for a better understanding of […]

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  • Media as catalyst for promoting Green & Inclusive Energy – learning paper

    Engaging with media fraternity including individual journalists, is an important strategy of the Green & Inclusive Energy Program. Journalists put topics on the agenda, steer the debate and enhance transparency and accountability. The program supports independent journalism in different ways; from organizing training and fellowships to opening doors to (inter)national platforms. In order to strengthen […]

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  • Facilitating International Climate Finance Flows to Kenya’s Decentralised Renewable Energy Sector – policy brief

    In Kenya, decentralized energy solutions receive only 2% of the total investments in the energy sector, a fraction of what is needed to achieve universal energy access. This policy brief gives recommendations on how to unlock more finance for DRE. From creating an enabling environment for private sector participation to promoting energy for productive use.

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  • Remote but Productive: practical lessons on productive uses of energy in Tanzania

    Energy Change Lab works with pioneers and changemakers in Tanzania to build sustainable, people-centred energy systems. Our productive uses of energy (PUE) program helps rural communities increase their incomes and productivity. This paper describes our work with two mini-grid developers to develop and test practical approaches for improving PUE uptake in rural villages through prototypes to […]

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  • Uganda Food Change Lab: Planning for the future food system of Kabarole district

    In the Uganda Food Change Lab, Hivos and IIED partnered with the Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC). This publication describes our findings and experiences.

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  • Policy brief: Putting indigenous foods at the heart of food security in Uganda

    This policy brief summarises a research report documenting the status, and importance of indigenous food systems in Uganda. It provides practical recommendations for policy implementation at the government, programme and community level, emphasising the need for application to happen at all three levels in order to truly have real, lasting impact.

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  • Taking stock: Uganda Food Change Lab

    The Uganda Food Change Lab advocates for a more conducive policy environment to achieve both sustainable diets and a productive, sustainable local food system. This publication documents the Lab’s journey, highlighting concrete interventions, lessons learned and the way forward.

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