A pilot project of renewable energy in Sumba island as a living proof for the bright future of sustainable energy. The goal of this project is to make Sumba island 100% electrify by renewable energy on the year of 2020.
From 3-5 April, Hivos is participating in the Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SEforAll forum) in New York. The Forum is the landmark gathering celebrating the global sustainable energy movement. It brings together over 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and helps drive action towards achieving universal access to affordable, clean and reliable energy (Sustainable Development Goal 7).
Open contracting 2017: #OCGlobal17, Amsterdam, 28 & 29 November
Open contracting is one of the most exciting areas in modernizing government, fighting corruption, reforming markets and fostering business innovation and entrepreneurship. Better, smarter and fairer government contracting will have a huge impact on citizens’ lives everywhere.
Tanoker is a learning community in Jember, East Java, Indonesia. This community is doing their best to develop the potential of local women and children through creative activities. One of these is the “Learning and Tourism Village of Ledokombo” programme in Jember, in which Tanoker supports the villagers to make souvenirs for tourists visiting the village. The handicraft groups set up by the Tanocraft programme consist mostly of women, who also make and sell “jamu”, traditional drinks from herbal plants growing in the surrounding area.
Just one day at the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) showed me that this year’s theme, ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment in the changing world of work’, may finally bring some well-deserved attention to the feminization of migration and the plight of women in domestic work. But - will this attention actually result in measures to protect their rights? For those paying attention, Hivos’ panel discussion on 13 March, “I work without Rights, Do you care?” revealed some very necessary steps to take.
Above: Official signing of the MoU between Hivos, KNCV and the DOH; in presence of Dutch Amb Marion Derckx / Credit: Andre Villanueva from KNCV
As programme officer for the Hivos HIV & Human Rights Programme, I joined our team in Manila this January for the launch of our newest project. During the course of my visit, I also met several of our partners working on HIV issues in the Philippines. I would like to tell you about the situation of HIV, and Tuberculosis in the country and how we are planning to address both epidemics.